Sunday, 6 December 2009

Christmas Dove

The kids wanted to make some of the Christmas Doves from the Usborne Christmas craft book, but I really didn't feel like using fabric so... out came the paper scissors and glue. The birds the kids made were so cute I couldn't resist making some myself and gluing them to some blank cards I had. The littlest one turned hers into a princess birdie with a crown and long hair! Very cute.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Hand Carders

Hand Cards

I bought some hand cards a couple of weeks ago to start an ambitious project of blending some wool & silk to spin and knit the cover sweater on the Interweave Knits Spring 09 issue.

I looked at them today and decided to make them a bit prettier. It's my first attempt at wood burning and I'm doing it with a fabric tool, but so far, I am pleased with the result. I have always loved this design which is from the cover of a Scandinavian embroidery book from the library.

They are not done yet, my wrist has cramped up so I had to take a break. Not quite sure how to fill in the solid-coloured parts. Each carder has a slightly different design. I'll post a photo when I'm done.

Friday, 4 December 2009