Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cupcake fiber

How adorable is this shop? ^_^ Cupcake Fiber Company om nom nom

Sunday, March 27, 2011

2nd Blogeversary! and Inspiration Fibers yarn

Hello lovely readers - it's my 2nd Blogeversary!

After finishing school plus five years of full time study, I suddenly no longer needed to feel guilty for just creating things again. But somehow I felt a bit lost getting home from work each day, not knowing what to focus on and not feeling very happy.

I started up this blog, began designing patterns, and during the last two years have got to know many lovely creative people all around the world ^_^

Thanks for all your support along the way, and enjoy some pics of yarn spun from this amazing Inspiration Fibers fluff below

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday wonders - Emily's cuddly dolls

Eep ^_^ look at Emily's wonderful creations!
I have been chatting to Emily for a while now and she's made so many amazing plushies. Her dolls have been taken to many exciting locations and have even met some famous people! here and here . Thanks Emily for sending me stories of the plushies' adventures :)

Jack and David
Much love goes into each plushie, and the hair 'wig technique' is the most amazing taking up to 4 hours: "I wrap a bunch of yarn around my hand (for the DT dolls, for the Jack ones I just use three fingers since his hair is shorter) and snip it across the top to create a bunch of short (~ 8 1/2 inches/21 cm) strings. Then I weave one strand around one stitch, then secure it using a surgeons knot" 

She's even made a kilted cudly of David Tennant:

My base David Tennant and John Barrowman patterns are free downloads on the Patterns Page and you may soon be able to download the pattern for the kilted cuddly as Emily is thinking of writing it up :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bamboo spinning

Think this bamboo handspun is destined to become a Ceres Scarf :p The 355 st cast on almost killed me though

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ides of March Sale

Pop over to ETSY if you're interested in 15% off anything in my shop (Ides of March Team Librarian sale :) ) Use code: IDES15

Other Team Librarian shops on sale on the 15th (local time to shop)
Excessively Diverting

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New pattern in progress

Much of my time in the last couple of weeks has been taken up working samples for a new pattern. Completed the first draft yesterday, but there is still much work to be done before it is ready. I will learn from previous experience and get it properly testing this time.

The design includes a small colour stranded chart, basket weave and horizontal stitch. I think I might substitute the dark brown for something lighter. What do you think?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Claudia Scarf

This morning finally took some photos of my completed Claudia Scarf ^_^ As the weather is getting colder is has been very useful on chilly train platforms in the mornings
This was a lovely free crochet pattern by Rebecca Jackson from A Little Slice of Life. Follow the link to see her lovely white version + the pattern, or checkout everyone's projects on Ravelry

Fabric lined mobius mitts

My newest Mobius creation - fabric lined mitts :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday wonders - My_RubySlippers' River Song

It's River!
How exciting to see such a wonderful creation arise out of these patterns - seeing this cheers me up after such a long day :)

Visit My_RubySlippers' Craftster post to read more about the story of her creation!

- Original David Tennant pattern

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wednesday wonders - Zanooka's Vivi and Eeyore

Finally back on track for blogging. This week want to show you Zanooka's awesome creations. I can't claim much pattern creation here as she has added a whole heap of customisations (look at that cool hat!)
Zanooka's Vivi (from Final Fantasy)

Zanooka's Eeyore
You can read up about the changes made to create cute little Eeyore on her Ravelry project page

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