Monday, April 22, 2013

Fawn & Sky Bunny Rug

I've been meaning to do a bunny rug using these yarns for a while, but it was something that kept getting postponed. Then a few weeks ago in a flurry of activity I did most of it in one very long day!
making this fawn and sky bunny rug was very relaxing
The fawn and sky blue colour combination is an interesting one, but quite lovely I think, I matched them because they were both 8 ply pure new wool and I had a lot of it. I have even more of the fawn colour left so have already started on another rug to use it up. It will be a swirling circular rug like this one. This fawn and sky bunny rug is currently for sale in my online store at
my round rugs have swirling chain spaces to mark the increases
I wasn't as happy with how I started the rounds on this one, as it shows slightly even after blocking. And blocking a large rug like this is quite tricky to get it symmetrical while damp. Photographing it was also tricky, and I spent a whole day on that. After a frustrating day I posted on the facebook page for a sellers group on madeit. I got some feedback and advice, which made it worthwhile. I brightened the contrast in a photo shop type app, I think its just called 'paint'. Its simple enough for me to use, anyway!
detail of the center of the circular rug

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Large White Flower

I'm quite happy with how this flower turned out, I made it to go on the Blue Angel hat I made for my niece Chloe. Its a combination of two of my patterns, you start with a daisy-centered Irish Rose. Then you add a round of ch to add a round of Heather's Flower petals at the end. I think I need to make more of these!
a daisy-centered Irish Rose with Heather's Flower

Monday, April 15, 2013

Forest Fairy Hat

Here is a Forest Fairy hat I made for Chloe my niece to wear right away in size 00. Its a green hat with purple trim. If you're after the pattern for this hat, I hope to have it available in my Ravelry store by the end of the Australian autumn.
This Forest Fairy hat is green with purple trim
size 00 hat worn by a doll with a 15 inch head

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Blue Angel Hat

Here is a hat I made for my niece Chloe in size 0, for when she is 6 months old in the winter. I made it to test my pattern which I hope to have available for sale in my Ravelry store by the end of the Australian autumn in May. For this hat to be called a 'Blue Angel', its a blue hat with white trim. I hope I get to see a photo of Chloe wearing it!
A Blue Angel hat is blue with white trim

size 0 hat worn by a doll with a 15 inch head

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pink Fairy Toddler Hat

Here is my toddler sized hat modelled by my cousin's daughter Izabella Rose. I took these photos nearly 2 months ago, this colour way I call "Pink Fairy". The main colour is pink and the contrast trim is purple. The flower I made for this one is one of the daisy-centered Irish Roses. I'm hoping the pattern for these hats will be available soon in my Ravelry store, I'm about to get them tested. If you're interested in testing any of my patterns please join my testers group on Ravelry, its called Rosy Colour Patterns. My testers will receive a copy of the finished pattern you helped test, including a license to sell what you make outside of Australia.
Pink Fairy hat modelled by Izabella Rose

the Pink Fairy hat is pink with purple contrast trim

Friday, April 12, 2013

New Dishcloth for the New House

I've been quiet on the blogging front because I've been busy moving house! I made this dishcloth to celebrate! Its just a simple square of ridges in yellow, green and blue 8 ply cotton from the Bendigo Woollen Mills. After I made enough ridges to make a generously sized cloth, I edged it with a round of sc.
large square dishcloth with striped ridges
We only got proper internet connected last night, I've been surviving with limited access via our new smart phone. The whole process of moving has been very stressful, but I still have my sanity and that's the main thing! Thank goodness my mother-in-law offered to stay, we just wouldn't have managed without her. Who would have thought trying to move with a toddler hanging around would be such an impossible task without a dedicated babysitter?
detail of the striped ridges
While I was waiting for the internet to be connected I worked on a few things like a new watermark for my photographs. I wanted it to tie in with my other banners and branding. I think it looks better, what do you think?
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