Sick Time - Ugh!

Its been a tough two weeks for me - I got vertigo, probably from a viral infection in my inner ear, and its very very slow to clear up.
Rest as sure I have plans for new patterns, and one that just needs to be typed up, I just need to get the energy to do them.

On one good day last week I set up an event on Facebook for a Market Night tonight.  With the sickness I haven't finished as many toys as I would have wished, but there are a few up for sale.

Miss Aine  Click on the link if you're interested in buying a Miss Aine toy.  The Market Night starts at 9pm GMT tonight.


1993 Embroidery

I was at my parents during the week, clearing out some cupboards and I found this embroidery piece that I made back in 1993. I would have been 12 at the time so I presume it's from 6th class in primary school.
Quite a long time ago!


Panda Buns

A birthday present for an 8 year old girl who loves pandas.
The pattern is by Hilary Lang of Wee Womderfuls fame, and was well written and easy to follow.

I gave her a little panda teddy as well (pattern by Jean Greenhowe).


Finished Embroidery

Well, I got my little embroidery finished this weekend. It probably wasn't the best for me as it was nearly all French knots and I'm not so good at that stitch. I'm a little better now though after doing about 100 of them!

I just need to get a little mini frame for it now.


Birthday Time-Out

It's my birthday today (yeah!) so I decided to do a bit of fun crafting just for me. I got this embroidery kit at the Knitting and Stitching show last October.

It's a long time since I've done any serious embroidery so hopefully it'll turn out ok.


Another Moderne Baby Blanket

I tried a Moderne Baby Blanket a few months ago, after not knitting one for a few years. It turned out a hot mess!

But I decided to give it another go because I like the design so much. On starting this new blanket I realised my previous mistake: 18 garter ridges means 36 rows, not 18.

I've chosen pale ice-cream colours for this version. Hopefully it turns out nice!


Another Build-A-Bear party

Emily was invited to a birthday party at Build-A-Bear Workshop so, like the last party there, I made teddy bear clothes for the birthday girl.
Luckily Tiger stores had mini suitcases in stock so I got one to put the clothes in - it just finishes off the gift nicely.

This ski sweater was a pattern I had never used before. I found it on Ravelry and it's by Linda May. It was quick and easy to knit and could be customised to any outfit. I will definitely be knitting this one again.

A hat and scarf. I love the neon pink Pom-poms. It gives a real modern feel to these.

Miri-coloured top with neon heart - why not!!!

I hope the birthday girl likes them!