Juniper's 4th Birthday Gift

This little apron and Chef's hat were made as part of 
a birthday gift for my Granddaughter
The apron pattern is called
 Barclay Vintage Apron
and comes from
"Ruby Jean's Closest" on Etsy.
And the chef's hat is a free pattern
from the website
"I Can Make This"
Was a fairly simple sew,even for a novice as myself.


Autumn's Birthday Doll

This little doll was sewn for Autumn's 2nd Birthday gift.
It came in the form of a fabric panel called Gretel.
The britches came on the panel 
but I made the petticoat.
Just made it a little smaller than the skirt. 
The vintage panels are by Cranston.
And can be found on Ebay.

Beaded Scissor and Needlecases

 Beaded Scissor and Needlecase's for sale
$60.00 each set.
Each set comes with a pair of stork scissors
and the needlecase is a wooden case,which
I have beaded around.
Happy to post within Australia or overseas.
Postage extra.
Please contact me for further information
 using my contact page.

Daffodils $60.00 AUD

Deco $60.00 AUD

Heidi $60.00 AUD
All patterns are from Carol Andrew's book
Made to Match

Just Back From The Framers "The Fountain"

 "The Fountain" 
and comes from 
"Jill Oxton's Cross stitch and Beading"
Book no 96.
I beaded this in Size 11 delica beads,
using the square stitch method.
You can see additional info
in the above header
"Delica Beaded Projects"  

Knitted Fox Scarf

I knitted this fox Scarf for 
Granddaughter's Juniper's
3rd Birthday.
I found the free pattern on line 
thanks to Gina Michele's blog.
Followed most of the pattern 
until the head,
and then tweeked it a bit.
I will set the pattern out on
how I completed my scarf
below for you below.
But please go to her blog
first on the link below
to see the scarf in progress,
and get the feel of it.
As I didn't take any photo's as I went 
and only thought I would lay out 
how I had completed my scarf,
for you at the last moment

For adult and child.
All yarn used was Dk or 8ply

1 x Ball of Main colour yarn
1 x Ball of White yarn
Scrap of Black yarn
Scrap of yarn for Bow
1pr of 4.00 mm knitting needles
or  US no.5
2 x safety Eyes
1 x Tapestry needle of sewing up.

Cast on 2 stitches in white.
Knit in Garter stitch increasing 1 stitch 
at every other end
until you have 32 stitches.
Switch to main colour yarn.

Knit until piece measures 9 inches from the start.

Knit 2 together x 3.Knit across row until last 6 stitches.Knit 2 together x 3
You should now have 26 stitches.

Work in K1,P1 ribbing for 6 1/2 inches.

Switch to Garter Stitch and work 20 inches for an adult.
Or 16 1/2 inches for a child.

Switch to main colour yarn.
Knit 15 rows is stockinette stitch.

Continue in stockinette stitch,
but knit 2 the beginning 
of each row until 
you are left with  5 stitches.

Knit these 5 stitches for 4 inches and then cast off.

Cast on 14 stitches.
Knit in stockinette stitch.
Knit 1 row.
Knit 2 tog at the beginning of each row,
until 1 stitch remains.
Cast off.

I used the method of duplicate stitch 
to embroider the head and ears.

Head Embroidery
I found the middle of the head 
using the middle stitch of the 
nose as my guide.
Count down 12 rows,from the last row 
of the 15 stockinette rows.
Starting in the middle do one stitch on top of another.
Working backwards
Next row..3 stitches,on top
of the one stitch.
Repeat the last row of 3 stitches. 
From then on,
one stitch on either side 
of the row before until I met up with 
the last row of the 15 stockinette rows.
Cut yarn and weave your ends in.
Please use my photo as a guide.

Ear Embroidery
Starting at the bottom of the ear.
Start 2 stitches in and embroider to the last two stitches.
Next two rows,embroider one stitch in on each end of first row.
repeat last 2 rows, 3 times.
Last row..One stitch in the middle of the last 2 stitches of the previous row.
Using the black yarn I then ran a running stitch
up either side of the ear.
Stitch to head.I left the top peak of the ear
un-stitched to the head so it would curl forward.
Please use my photo as a guide.

Bend and stitch the 5 stitch tab in place
at the back of the head.
Do a long stitch in black yarn to form the nose.

Cast on 30 stitches and purl the first row.
Stockinette stitch for 3 rows 
Cast off on the next row being a purl row.
Leaving a tail for around 5 inches.
Sew the two ends together and then use the
Tail to wrap around the middle of the piece 
to form the bow.
Attach just under the ear.