Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wise Ol' Owl

Owl in the redbud tree, ooak handcrafted owl made and designed by WilleWorks. 

I finally finished this owl yesterday afternoon. It snowed in Lawrence Monday morning but by 4 pm the sun was out and the snow had melted.  Mr. Owl will be in my etsy shop soon.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bunny Rabbit in our garden

Kansas had some awesome rains yesterday and the garden is looking good although I have work to do cleaning it up. I think the lavender is mostly dead from our cold winter. The lettuce and spinach seeds are up in the raised bed that I planted two weeks ago. I cut the first of the winter lettuce from the coldframe and we had a nice big salad for dinner last night. I also finished Miss Bunny's spring outfit. She's wearing a peasant top in a cotton fabric and japanese style gardening pants. All fabrics are cotton and vintage.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Milk Chocolate Bunny Rabbit

I finished this new bunny yesterday and gave her a bath after the knitting was done. She's all dry now and today I am fussing over the face. That is the trickiest part for me. Eyebrows make her look too worried. I have a skirt and jacket already sewn up. I might make her a little top to match. Oz calls her a milk chocolate bunny with white frosting. So cute!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring update

 Knit bunny in the works, spring lettuce from the cold frame, blue skies and redbud trees, yawning kitty cat in sunshine, daffodils in the garden.

I'm almost done with the knit bunny as you can see. Now I am just working on shaping her neck and I'll begin knitting her ears and shaping her face. The alpaca is so soft and I'm taking my time knitting this bunny. We should have lettuce from the cold frame soon. Yippee! The daffodils are sure that winter is over now.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Irish hat

There are signs of life in our garden. This is the cold frame that Oz built and it works so well that lettuce and rosemary plants overwintered and lived. Look at all the green! Oz and I have been working in the garden cleaning things up. It feels good to be outside and working in the garden again.

I have also finished a new hat based on the Aran jumper design. I have a few books on this type of knitting and here is a bit from Wikipedia :: (Irish Gaelic: Geansaí Árann) is a style of jumper that takes its name from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. It is sometimes known as a fisherman's jumper. A classical fisherman's jumper is a bulky garment with prominent cable patterns on the chest, often cream-coloured.

I decided not to use a cable this time but knit a decorative checkerboard pattern instead. I used 100% wool yarn (Aran) from Maggie's Farm. It turned out so well and would be a perfect size for a young girl or teenager. I'm working on another hat with the same pattern but it will fit an adult.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A little color

I'm sewing more Mimikins dolls with lots of colors...I'm just waiting for more the wool felt die-cut hearts to come in the mail to finish up the next batch. I had to order more zippers for purses and hearts for dolls. I ran out of everything at the same time. :) This doll will be for sale at Essential Goods soon.