Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

So the holidays are over and I hope everyone had a fantastic time. I know I did! In the days leading up to Christmas I had to make a few gifts for some lovely people. Here are the results:

Circles

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This little number is a notebook that I covered for Emma. It’s a combination of eco felt and beautiful wool felt and wool fabrics. I made it to house her knitting notes for her projects.

Owls

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These two guys were made for a couple of people at work. On the outside is snuggly knit yarn and inside is a sack of steel cut oats that can be removed and warmed up in the microwave. They’re great for winter and were a big hit!

Is anyone else prone to making the gifts they give?

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

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

‘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

Toddler Beret

Made this cute beret for my three year old niece (at her request).  She picked the yarn and wanted a bow too.  Here’s how it turned out!

Took me about a day to make it because I am a slow knitter. It’s also tricky to knit with a three year old standing over your shoulder asking, “Ummm, is it done yet?”.

You can find the pattern on Ravelry or on Crazy Aunt Purl! I used Red Heart yarn in Melonberry (100% acrylic) 

Hope you like it. Happy knitting!

Love, Emma