Last year I bought some Christmas fabrics with the intention of making some decorations and/or cards from them. Well, you know what they say about good intentions. I only managed to get part of a heart decoration done as I struggled to get the zigzag stitching neat enough for my perfectionist ways and eventually abandoned it to go back to my knitting.
This year though, I am determined to finish that heart and do something with my other pieces of fabric. So I’m dusting off the machine and having a day of stitching on Saturday.
Can anyone recommend me some ideas and/or tutorials on Christmas sewing? I’d love to have a go at some patchwork with the little squares but I don’t know of any easy projects other than a mini quilt? I’d also love to see any pictures of decorations you’ve made yourselves!
As a thank you and to celebrate the start of the festive season and my day of Christmas sewing I’m also planning on running a special promotion on my patterns on Saturday. This will be exclusive to readers of my blog and my twitter followers so make sure you check back here Saturday!
What more could you ask for in a pattern? These are knit in Artesano Alpaca Aran a beautiful and soft blend of 50% Peruvian Highland Wool and 50% Alpaca. You can easily knock out a pair in an evening, making them wonderful for the busy Christmas knitter.
Each pattern is £3, however, you can save £2 at the checkout when you buy all three patterns together on Ravelry (so that’s 3 patterns for £7!).
Uno is a beautiful, single cable glove that is elegant in its simplicity. £3.
Take a Bow is a cute glove that’s full of fun. It is so simple to make and change the bows that there’s no reason for you to ever get bored of these gloves! £3.
Tawny Owl is adorable with instructions given for a solid colour owl (knit in the round) or a two-tone owl for the more adventurous knitter which is knit flat and uses intarsia. £3.
I’ve joined Twitter! And I’m currently having a lot of fun finding crafty people to follow, I didn’t realise so many people were on there now. If there’s anyone that you recommend I should be following, please let me know!
I’d also love it if you followed me, it’d be great to get to know the readers of my blog a little bit better and you’ll be able to stay up to date with announcements (there’s one coming very soon!), new blog posts, fun things I want to share and maybe even a competition or two….
Folksy have teamed up with Moo online printing to offer Folksy shop owners a set of 50 free business cards and so today I received this in the post:
I was so excited to open the package, I’ve never had business cards for anything before. It seems so grown up and professional! And my grown up and professional reaction was, of course, to exclaim ‘Yey!’ which coincidentally was the word on the sticker holding the box together. I’m really happy with them, the picture looks a little dark to me but that’s more my fledgling photography skills than the printing. They’re printed on their eco green paper with a matt finish to make it easy to write on.
I’m planning on using them both as business cards and as tags for my knitwear as the blank space on the back is perfect for writing a short message or the care instructions.
Visit my Folksy shop to see my gloves and accessories, or if you’re a knitter keep an eye out for some exciting news about patterns over the next few days.
I have oh-so-many ideas for what to do with these… Stay tuned!
I also want to go play in a ball pool now.