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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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

Completed: Fall Into Winter Cowl

Hey everyone!

So last week I posted my Fall into Winter cowl that I was working on. Well, guess what? It’s done! I’m so happy with the way it turned out and to share it with everyone.

Here’s the full body shot.

The length turned out great! Three balls of Jo Sharp’s alpaca kid lustre was perfect for this project.

I loved this method of binding off because in the past I’ve found my bind offs a little tighter than I’d like.

The size needle I used was perfect for the drape of the fabric.

And the colour combination really makes it stand out.

If you’re interested in making one of these cowls for yourself make sure to pop over to the original post for the pattern and all the details!

Hope you enjoy and try it for yourself!

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