Christmas Time is Near… Part 2

Earlier, maybe a month ago, I posted the beginnings of a major project I created for myself. I had to make 72 Holiday ornaments to sell at the TIFF Shop. I successfully completed my tasks and over the next couple of weeks I’d like to share the finished products! Let’s start with some of my favourite pieces, the Matryoshka dolls:

Next up are the candy canes:

And finally for today, are the small medallions with tiny trees stitched onto them:

I really enjoyed making these. Make sure to visit us again as I’ll be posting more photos of my handmade holiday ornaments!

Happy crafting!

Love, Emily

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Glitter, Glitter Everywhere!

Hello All!

We’re getting closer to the holidays and for many of us this mean glitter… and lots of it. I’ve recently had some fun with the herpes of the crafting world (think about it, once you get it you can’t get rid of it) and  here are some of the results!

With these clear glass ornaments I found at Michaels I just took some Mod Podge and painted the bottom half and sprinkled some super-fine glitter on it while it was still wet. I think I’ll coat the inside with different colours of acrylic paint.

On my same trip to Michaels when I found the glass ornaments, I found these great plaster ornaments. They were all white and ready for me to paint them! I used acrylic paint to paint them and added some glitter to help them stand out on the tree!

I also picked up some regular glitter in which I fully coated some ornaments. With a small paint brush I was able to do some more detailed work as well.

This particular piece isn’t fully dry yet, but I covered it in white glitter first and used some of the remnants of the blue ornaments and dusted it on top.

This is some of the glitter I used. Found the packs for $1.00 each at the dollar store.

These were so easy to do! Although they are messy they could be a fun project for the family!

Happy crafting!

Love, Emily

Christmas Time is Near…

Hey everyone!

Emily here, I’ve been MIA for a while due to work but I’m back! Hope all is well. I’ve been working on some Christmas ornaments to sell at the TIFF Shop at the TIFF Bell Lightbox!

This is the first style that I completed; tiny presents!

These little guys were so quick to put together and fun to make!

I think the different colours will really pop on Christmas trees.

What colours do you like on your tree?

Does anybody else have holiday projects on the go? Please share if you do!

Let me know what you think. Happy crafting!

Love, Emily

Fabric Friday!

Hey Folks,

Emily here, and yes, it’s that time of the week again… Fabric Friday! This week I have chosen a laminated fabric by Joel Dewberry.

This print is from Dewberry’s Heirloom collection from the selection of fabrics in the Sapphire group.

When I first encountered laminated fabric it was a drab white and red plaid often used for picnic tables. Once I came across wonderful designs like this though, I started thinking of what I could use them for. I thought this would make a great shopping tote. The deep amethyst color in this print allows it to be worn in the fall and the floral print is great for spring! It would also be great as a seat cover for an outdoor chair.

What would you make with it?

Hope you’re inspired!
Love, Emily

WIP: Super Simple Fingerless Gloves

Hey guys,

Emily here with a new little project I’m working on. I’ve been hankering for a pair of fingerless gloves and have been a little too focused on watching the original Beverly Hills 90210 to be bothered to count stitches for any kind of lace pattern. Enter Roxanne Richardson’s Easy Fingerless Mitts.

I’ve already finished one mitt and have started on the second so I should be finished really soon.

Aside from being really easy, these mitts use LESS than 50 grams of worsted weight yarn. For mine I chose a ball of Knit Pick’s Wool of the Andes in Papaya Heather.

Now, I’m not going to include a picture of what I have so far so you’re just going to have to come back next week for the finished product!

Thanks for reading!

Love, Emily

Fabric Friday!

Hey everyone!

It’s Fabric Friday here at Em One, Em Two! his week’s print is brought to you by Robert Kaufman. It’s from his Vintage Couturier 2 line which will be available in October.


My favourite colour is purple and I’m a sewer and a maker so this fabric is right up my alley! I would love to make a skirt or dress out of it. It’d be like meta-making, right? Sewing with fabric about sewing…. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

Love, Emily

PS, what would you make with it?

‘Tis the Season for New Yarn!

I know, I know, it’s not Christmas yet! However, for all the crafters and makers out there, it’s time to get down to creating our gifts for the people we love…or at least tolerate.

I’m a huge fan of Etsy and have been for a few years now so I’ve decided to round up some beautiful yarn found on the site. I’ve included simple suggestions of how I would use the yarn. I hope this helps bring some inspiration for the busy knitting and crocheting season upon us all.

But enough of my chit chat, let’s get to the good stuff!

Bloodthirsty from DyeForYarn

This first yarn is from DyeForYarn in Germany. I’ve had my eye on it for quite a while. Their wide range of colours are so rich, and if you pardon the pun,  to “dye” for. This particular yarn is 100% silk, and 100% gorgeous! It would be beautiful as a simple shall to really show off the yarn itself.

Royalty Colour-way from WanderingWool

This beautiful yarn is from WanderingWool in the United States. The deep colours of this yarn are perfect going into the colder months and the yarn would be great for a pair of socks.

Oil Slick from SeeJayneKnitYarns

On to my next yarn pick, from SeeJayneKnitYarns in Canada. I’m a sucker for single ply yarn and this is no exception. Such great colours for fall and winter! This would make a great set of mittens and a hat or cowl!

Botanical Green to Clay Color Bridge Yarn Set from colorshiftyarn

Last but certainly not least we have colourshiftyarn in the United States. Ombre is such a huge trend right now and I think how they have incorporated it into their yarn is fantastic. Using their yarns for entrelac pieces or just a simple scarf would be lovely to get the full scope of colours they offer.

I hope all of you out there fall in love with these yarns as much as I have and give them a try!

Also, make sure to click on the pictures to take yourself directly to these great Etsy shops!

Have fun and get creative!

Love, Emily

Fabric Friday!

What’s up!? Emily here and I’d like to introduce a weekly post: Fabric Fridays. Along with yarn I’m also obsessed with great fabrics. Being in school for fashion design completely opened my eyes to the world of textiles and I’d like to share it with everyone else. So, every Friday I’d like to bring to you a beautiful fabric that I just love!

To start this off I’ve chosen a print by one of my favourite textile designers, Amy Butler. I have chosen a piece from her Gypsy Caravan line (wine, gypsy mum PWAB082).

I love the contrast of colours in this print! It’s easy to see why that after the first time I laid eyes on Amy Butler fabric I was hooked. She has a masterful grip on colour and design and I’m looking forward to what else she has up her sleeves!

Love, Emily

WIP: Fall into Winter Cowl

Hello!

Emily here with a project I’ve been working on for the past week. I’m going to call it my “Fall into Winter” cowl. It’s a very basic pattern that I created so I didn’t have to keep track of stitches and just relax with my knitting.

A couple of months ago I went to my local yarn shop and picked up three balls of Jo Sharp’s alpaca kid lustre. This yarn is a beautiful blend of alpaca, mohair, and merino wool.

Here’s the pattern:

The Needles:

Size 8 US (5mm) 16″ circular needles. If you want a bigger circumference, go ahead and use a longer pair of needles!

The Yarn:

Jo Sharp’s Alpaca Kid Lustre (30% Superfine Alpaca/40% Kid Mohair/30% Merino) 1 ball Pine (#856), 1 ball Elderberry (#857), and 1 ball Champagne (#858)

Or any other DK weight yarn of your choosing.

The Stitches:

K= Knit

P= Purl

YO= Yarn Over

K2tog= Knit Two Together

The Pattern:

With A cast on stitches in multiples of 2. If you want it closer fitting, c/o less, if you want it looser, c/o more!

Join in round and add stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit

Round 2: Purl

Round 3: Knit

Rounds 4 & 7: K2tog, yo, repeat to marker

Rounds 5-6: Knit

Rounds 8-12: Knit

Repeat rounds 4-12 until desired length.

To finish, knit one round, purl one round, knit one round, and then bind off.

This is what I have so far:

I hope you try it yourself and enjoy it! Completed photos will be up in a week or so.

Love, Emily