Sunday, October 24, 2010

Been sewing and knitting

A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant".

I have finally finished my dolls. The material I purchased from Collingully
was certainly put to good use. I love making these dolls.
My friend Heather and I have decided that next year's annual show is going to
be flooded with knitted items. I know Heather has made a start on her collection
and I certainly have made a start on mine. Below are a few things I have been
knitting, all baby gear to start with and then I will make a start on things like
tea cosies, bags, toys and other items that might take my fancy.

This little beauty below with the hood was a knitted item that was an entry in the show. I
fell in love with the pattern and asked the kind lady if I could have the pattern. Lovely Lorraine,
who is my neighbour kindly let me have the pattern and away I went. The jacket is
actually knitted in 8 ply, not 3 or 4 ply. So it knitted up very fast.
Pretty in mauve, a lovely dress, mattinee jacket and bonnet set. This is knitted in 4 ply
and lovely wool to knit with.
Another pretty knitted dress and another pattern I just had to knit up is this cute
vintage pattern. On one of my visits to the Op shop I found this old knitting/crochet book and
spotted the pattern.
I have also found the time to sew as well! Yesterday a friend of mine dropped off a bag of
goodies and in the bag was a piece of material I had to make into something straight away. In my
next posting I will tell you about this friend of mine.
This lovely fabric is going on the front door, to add some privacy to the house. I have always had a thing
about birdhouses, so this material was a treat to receive. Today I am ahead with housework and have even taken up the legs on a pair of work trousers for Pixie, and replaced a broken zip in Cory's school shorts. I now plan to do some knitting, keep an ear out for the chooks laying eggs as I have an egg stealer in the brood and generally have a relaxing day. I hope you are all having a relaxing day as well. Kind regards, Anita.


Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh what is the pattern for those dolls?! I just love them. Is making the clothing hard? I always panic at the clothes part.

Vickie said...

holy smollies well done toledo..gee your grand children wil never want for woolens will they (yeah I know a wee bit of years before that happens)...cheers Vickie

teresa said...'ve been so busy... Love your dolls (as always so cute) and I just ADORE all your little knitted goodies. You have made so many lovely things. That birdhouse fabric is gorgeous too. Lots of nice things to look at xx

Bev C said...

Hello Anita,

You have been busy knitting. I hope you find the egg stealer. Good luck with the sewing.
Happy day.

country mouse said...

You have been busy working on so many lovely things! I love all the baby knits, especially the mauve set. Very pretty!! Hope you enjoyed your relaxing day, and have a great week too!!

Micki said...

The dolls are adorable, and i love the knitted items!

Tracy said...

Your dolls and knitting are simply lovely.


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