Monday, 7 January 2019

Watch the door!

I'm always up for a new idea. Especially with knitting 😉

They don't always come out perfectly, but that's OK, we all have to start somewhere!

I needed a doorstop, and had a pattern, which I loosely followed. 

I can see where I could change it...

If I ever needed to make another!



Welcome to 2019!

Monday, 24 December 2018

Can I introduce you to Darcy?

Recently decided to name all the toys I make. 

This could get difficult at times, but I have a few friends/family I can get ideas from when I get stuck.

This year I was very fortunate to get some new design work done, and that included labels which I attach to my work. The other day I realised that there is one blank side on the label, so here I will write the name!!! 
Be sure to check the label for a name, if you do an order!

I understand some recipients might not like the name, but that's OK, it gives a start on the naming process ☺☺

Anyway, after all that, can I introduce you to Darcy?


Monday, 10 December 2018

The kids ;)

Our kids are always wanting me to make them a toy - but they have enough!

Recently they asked for headbands, so I did my best!


The hard bit about headbands is that they stretch when made of yarn! But the kids were happy, so I am too!

Monday, 26 November 2018

Knitting and Life

There are memes for everything these days
or so it seems!

I find it amusing to check if there are any new ones relating to knitting, and now and then, I find one!


I enjoyed that one!


Since I started knitting so dedicatedly, I have found it almost impossible to sit and just do nothing!
I have to have my hands busy, or I feel VERY unproductive!

Have you got a hobby that keeps your hands busy? Or do you not get much time to sit anyway?

Friday, 23 November 2018

Blankies are always popular!

I get regular orders for blankies, and it is easy to see why...

I have blankies of different colours available at all times,
then the customer lets me know which animal they want,
and it only takes a few hours for me to finish!

Here was an order for a new baby down in Tasmania - 
I get regular orders from a customer down there!


Monday, 29 October 2018

I'm loving making these shawls!

Shawls are SO much fun!
Recently I was gifted some sock yarn, and enjoyed making it into a shawl. 

The result was gorgeous! 
You be the judge! ☺



Monday, 15 October 2018

Another first

Having never made a doll, I was not really sure how it would go. 
I changed my ideas as I went, and she developed into a special little girl ☺

I can see that one could change lots of details and create a very different doll
which could be lots of fun!

This was not a complicated pattern, and I enjoyed the process (as I do most times) 
of transforming a few balls of yarn, into something very huggable! ☺

I can also make boy dolls - they could be made into varied types of boys too! 
The possibilities really are endless!


I named this little girl Magnolia - something about her colours seemed to suggest that.
She is very special too, because you may notice, she has no mouth!
I think that could be very useful in a little friend...
Someone to tell secrets to - and they never go anywhere! ☺

Next time I make a little girl, she will definitely have a longer fringe (bangs). 
But that is what is fun! 
Each time I can change something and create a very different doll!

Monday, 1 October 2018

Positively pink!



Well, my lovely blog friends, it’s another Monday. Which means that there’s another week of knitting ahead. What should I knit next? Any ideas? Leave me a comment if you’ve got something in mind that you’d like to see.

Here’s another customer request. A colourpillar please! Make it bright!
Ten body segments... And so I went to work. 




I hadn't done a colourpillar like this before, but I think having the head and feet the same colour looked great! It would make a lovely butterfly, wouldn’t it? Hmmmm... there’s a thought... 
Anyway, it’s already been sent off to its new home, but if you know someone who needs a cuddly, squishy colourpiller to keep them company, let me know! I can do other colour schemes if you like. In case you don’t think I own enough yarn for that...  
And trust me, that’s not all there is! So the possibilities are endless!

Well, I’ll sign off now. Stay tuned for my next post in which you’ll be meeting a young lady named Magnolia. I’m SO excited about her, and I want to know what you think of her. 


Have a happy week, friends!

Monday, 17 September 2018

The Little Engine That Could

Greetings, blog friends! It’s less than two weeks until the first day of Spring here in Australia, so that’s pretty exciting. Every season is inspiring in its own way, so that means new possibilities for knitting projects. Oh, and I love it when you lovely people give me ideas for different projects that I might not think of otherwise. How’s this for a great idea? A knitted engine! And such a happy little engine too. Look at that smile!



My customer provided me with a book cover to give me inspiration, and I must say I’m delighted with the finished result. A toy to match a book is a fantastic idea. And if you want to choo-choo-choose (sorry, I couldn’t help it) one of these as a gift for someone, get in touch with me and we’ll make it happen.



Perfect for a one-year-old’s birthday gift, don’t you think? 

Well, that’s all from me for today. Places to go, things to knit. If you like my work, don’t forget to check out my Facebook page. Have a lovely week!

Monday, 3 September 2018

Over the moon!


A new week of knitting!

Good morning, blog friends! 

New projects, upcoming projects, projects I’m pondering... and by the way, it would help me enormously to get some feedback from all you lovely people. Comments? Questions? Suggestions for new knits? I’d love to hear from you.

Okay, let’s talk fashion. Knit fashion, that is. Because I just love how this bunny’s dress turned out.



A longer skirt makes her very sweet!


Those ears just get you every time!


Even a little brown tail!

I mean, how cute is that? I love the story behind this project, too. A customer requested a bunny like the one in my shop’s logo (designed by the talented Clara VN), and I was happy to oblige. The customer was “over the moon” so I think it’s safe to say that this bunny went to a good home. By the way, if you know someone who needs a cute bunny in their life, let me know. I’d be happy to create another one. 

Friday, 24 August 2018

Happy Friday!


It’s almost the weekend! Time to breathe deep and enjoy whatever you’ve got planned. Of course, if those plans include things like cleaning the house or laundry, I’m pleased to give you an excuse to ignore those for a few minutes while you read this post.  😊

So... anyone who’s been following my Facebook (ahem, if not, check it out!) facebook.com/betsysboutiqueknits will know that I’ve been trying out some new products lately. I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with new patterns, but these days I’m branching out beyond my animal blankies and stuffed animals and dolls. My fingers have been busy knitting shawls, hats and scarves, and I’ve just listed a baby blanket for purchase! It’s a limited time offer, but I’ve extended the purchase deadline till Monday, Aug 27th.




It’s as soft and squishy and light as it looks. There’s only one available to purchase too, so pick it up before someone else does. Contact me for the cost.

Oh, and I’ve got plans for more new products, so keep an eye out! I’m brainstorming Christmas themes right now, and let’s just say that there might be a table runner in the works... Let me know if you’d be interested in seeing that (or any other projects) by leaving a comment here or on Facebook

I hope your weekend is full of smiles, blessings, and happy moments. If you know anyone who would be interested in this blog, please share this with them!

Monday, 20 August 2018

Blankie twins


Never done a grey bunny on a blankie before!

There are so many variations!

Watch the door!

I'm always up for a new idea. Especially with knitting 😉 They don't always come out perfectly, but that's OK, we all have ...