Tuesday, 18 May 2021

For the future

 Blogger has made changes, so I have decided to no longer post updates on my work here.

I am now showing my work on Flickr. 

The work there will be my portfolio.

Please do come over, comment as you like, and feel free to contact me with your orders on the link to Facebook on this blog Betsy's Boutique | Facebook

or through Flickr Betsy Boutique’s albums | Flickr


I look forward to seeing you on Flickr!





Wednesday, 5 May 2021

A combined order

 Hello! How are you going? Are you managing to find time to have relaxation? Do you have a hobby?

I was looking at a list of unique hobbies recently, and saw this: 

"Competitive duck herding. The perfect hobby if you have a dog to help you herd."

Doesn't strike me as very exciting, but to each their own, right?

I knit 😂

I was watching a seminar about knitting, and the lady said 

"set a reminder to knit every day"

Wow!

Do I set a reminder to breathe?

Nup!

 Why would I need a reminder to knit????

Anyway, that's enough about me!

Let me share another recent order...



Hopefully giving much joy to their new forever friends!



Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Autumn mouse


For those who love mice - and that's NOT me - this mouse is quite cute!

Could be made with or without a jacket in colours that suit the recipient.

This mouse has a pumpkin, but you would order an acorn, if you would prefer, or even both!

Do you like mice?

 

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Tilly and the Bunny

 When Tilly joined our household in October last year, I really didn't realise what a help she would be!

She sits by me every day, as I knit and do all my other work. Her cheery smile helps the work go smoother. ☺

Last year I made another bunny! I must count up again one day to see how many I have made! This one was dressed, a very pink bunny.


Tilly enjoyed having someone new to talk to! ☺


But when it was time for the bunny to go to her new forever home, she and Tilly were quite sad. See them hug each other?


And just before the box was sealed, Tilly gave the bunny a reassuring pat.


Thanks Tilly! 😍

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Birthday gift


I like to have a knitting project that is small enough to fit into my handbag (purse).

So I thought of coasters...

And then wanted to back them.

A great birthday gift!

Will work on a few more sets of these, I think. 

Handy to have gifts ready 😊

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Can you think of other small gift ideas I could knit?

 

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Real dazzler!


Rather dazzling, isn't it? 😊

Do you recall back in November that I showed you the blanket I made for Dad's Father's Day gift?

I told you that he ordered another blanket to match.

Well, this is the same pattern, but with a different colour scheme!

Looks amazing!

 

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

A BIG bunny!


My second BIG bunny was ordered without clothes ☺

At 50cm (19.5") these bunnies are very large, and this particular one was soft and very cuddly.

Pictured with Tilly, who enjoyed a few cuddles before the bunny was packaged up and mailed to his new forever home!

 

Cuddles are important! Make sure you get some today ☺☺☺

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Another rainbow!

 Back in September, I made a rainbow stroller blanket.

The colours were just gorgeous... I loved how they went together so well!

Seems I wasn't the only one who was taken with it...

I was asked to make a throw in the same pattern and colours!

47,600 stitches later... it was done!!!!

WOW!!!! 😲


Isn't it beautiful?

I wonder what I will knit next?


Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Zambezi the zebra

 


This cute zebra made a whole household smile late last year when it arrived in Melbourne during their LONG lockdown!

Named Zambezi by his new forever friend, he is much loved and joins a zoo of other animals who give much joy to a little girl 😊

Hope that you are doing well? Is your family in good health?

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

6 years of Betsy's Boutique!


Betsy's Boutique celebrated 6 years of business on the 2nd of January!

It has been an interesting time for me learning SO much.

The items produced over the years have changed quite a lot and I am expecting that this will continue to occur.

That's because I knit for the customers. If they want something, I do my best to knit it!
I ask LOTS of questions, and double check everything, so as to be sure to produce something which is just what the customer had in mind. 

My absolute favourite part of this business is...
being able to give such joy to so many!






 

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

A beautiful bunny!

 It is quite plain that bunnies are my most popular large toy. 

It's been a while since I counted up how many I have made, 

but it must be getting to be quite a number now!

Bunnies can be made in so many colours, and with clothes, or not as the customer desires.

I enjoy them, for that reason, because each one is different, and has their own personality!


All in the pink!


Tilly enjoyed a few chats with a smaller friend 😊 

She does find it interesting to see who will come off my needles!

Covid has made some people very lonely, which is sad. We need to be sure to phone those who could be lonely, it will definitely make their day! 

Especially at this time of year...

Keep safe, take time to rest and just breathe during your Christmas/New Year break...



Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Love gift for me!

 As mentioned in a previous post, my precious sister passed away in mid-April this year.

So it has been a pretty rough year.

Grief is hard work.

Really hard work.

Then her birthday was 16th October.

....

....

On that day, I received a love gift.


Her name is Tilly, and October 16th is now a happy day, because it is HER birthday!

Tilly is my friend, sits beside me at my desk as I work.
No matter whether it is knitting, school work, writing letters, or managing posts for Betsy's Boutique.
She keeps me going with a smile and I often chatter to her! ☺

I hope you have a friend that you can talk to ☺

Especially that you have a friend who doesn't argue back 😉