Wool place names

Continuing the theme of homemade wedding crafts, I made all my placenames. I wanted to continue the use of wool as I love knitting and thought it would make them a bit more individual. Everyone ended up taking their own home so they also acted as favours. Thankfully there were only 28 of us as this…

Flowers

For our wedding we had decided we just wanted it to be relaxed and not too formal. Flowers seem to be one of the biggest costs at a wedding which seems a little silly given they don’t last long! My mum made my bouquet and some smaller ones for bridesmaids. She also made some corsages for…

Knitted animals

Here’s two projects for knitted animals. I love making toys and the knitted wild animals book by Sarah Keen is my favourite so far. The patterns are easy and the end result is lovely. The first project is an Elephant for my friend Beatrice’s first baby. The elephant pattern is from this book. I started…

Patchwork baby quilt/mat

When I found out at the beginning of the year that my friend Jemma was pregnant with her first child, I started making things. An earlier post displays the knitted monkey toy. This project is for a patchwork quilt/mat (dependent on how Jem wants to use it). Before we knew gender I had decided a…

Mother’s Day – printed scarf

For Mother’s Day this year I decided I wanted to try out some new lino print skills to make a scarf for my mum. I’m not the most imaginative. I can follow a pattern or a recipe or copy a picture but I’ve always found it difficult to come up with drawings from my own…

Baby blanket

Today I went to my first baby shower. I was invited by a lovely lady from my team who’s due date is in December but we’re pretty sure she’s going to pop anytime! For her gift I wanted to make a baby blanket. I struggled at first finding a quick pattern to make, but found…

Phone/kindle cases

Over the last few years I have made quite a few phone cases. The first was for my HTC legend – 3 and a half years ago. I knitted this up quickly using rainbow yarn and then lined with felt. Since then I’ve changed to an iphone, yet the very same case has carried on….

Patchwork quilt

For Christmas 2012 I embarked on what turned out to be a giant project. I decided to make a quilt for my boyfriends sister, who adores all things chintzy. At this point I was still lucky to be living off Goldhawk Road so had a great supply of cheap fabrics and quilting materials. The photos…

Woolly wreaths

Another set of Christmas presents! Using foam rings from hobbycraft at £1.25 each and leftover strands of wool, felt and baubles I have one of these to my mum who was very pleased! Instructions on how to make may follow later in the year when I make up some more!