Saturday, November 19, 2011

Small knits

Friendship is 
a sheltering tree.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 

It's the weekend again, my, it came around so quickly! I am right in the Christmas mood and this week I complete a cute little Christmas gift bag. I have used some of the material Heather had purchased while in QLD and used a stitchery pattern I had tucked away in my file. This bag is about 10 inches long and 8 inches wide. I plan to tie it with a white craft rope.

I have found lots of free downloads and had fun sewing these birds. I am desperately trying to do the right thing, and use up as much material as I can without purchasing more. Until I give my craft boxes a good cull, I'm really being good.

As I am in the Christmas mood already, I decided I would make a Christmas bird as well. I've taken this to work and stashed it away in my ever expanding Christmas collection.

I knitted up this cute little girl during the week, she is called Little Red. She has turned out rather nice and as I am knitting fairytale characters (all the time) I have added her to the library. Click here for the pattern. Have fun if you are going to knit her, she is fun to make.

Another cutie I found in free downloads is this rabbit,made from a knitted square, can you believe that? Well it's true. When I saw it I wonder how you could possibly make this whole rabbit just by using a square. So I made one. Want to try the pattern? click here. Have fun.

I have a busy weekend so I must dash. I picked up the new edition of Handmade this morning, looks like the housework will have to wait! Have a wonderful weekend. Kind regards, Anita.


Karen said...

Love the stitchery and the bag. Gorgeous fresh colours for Christmas.
Your flock of birds is looking good, too. Of course you had to make a Christmas one!
Love the knitting as always and thanks for the links.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Vickie said...

I have been flat out all day and now read what you have been so productive,way to go girl them birdies are super cute,cheers Vickie

Val said...

The stitched tree is unusual. It looks really good. The birds are cute. I like the Christmas one. The little rabbit is amazing. What a clever pattern. You have been busy. Good luck using up your stash :)

Wendy said...

Oh how lovely, everything! That tree bag is gorgeous, I love the birds, love little red and, of course the rabbit!


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