Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
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!
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
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.
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
I was asked to make a bunny the size of an adult!
I didn't look to see if there was such a pattern, because I can't imagine there is!!!
But I did my best...
and produced a bunny 51cm from top of head to bottom of toes.
(Yep, that's 20" if you are outside of Australia)
Thankfully patterns can be changed to meet customer's needs! ☺
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
How are you doing? Do you have a hobby?
Some people do the most amazing handicrafts, seems the sky is the limit there! It is always amazing to see something that someone has done, and you really had never thought of such a thing, isn't it?
Talking about the sky.
I got an order for a star blanket!
That was definitely a new idea to me. I didn't even know you could do one!!!
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Many people are unfamiliar with handcrafts. They may remember some old aunt, or grandparent who did such things, but have never learnt for themselves, or were never presented with such an opportunity.
My mother taught me to knit when I was a young girl, and I knitted up the obligatory scarf, but didn't really do more. Until I was in my late 30's, when I rediscovered knitting and started with yet another scarf!!! 😆
I have had customers ask me for an item which is crocheted. And I don't crochet. Much. Yet.
However, many crocheted items can also be knitted, so it just means I need to search for a pattern if I don't already have one.
I have HEAPS of patterns.
When you are as addicted to knitting as I am, you start to avidly collect them.
Just in case!
Here is the result of one such request. It turned out just amazing!!!
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
People order gifts for all sorts of reasons.
Some are boring, some are fun, some are routine, others are a surprise.
I LOVE surprises, so if you have an idea that you would like to surprise someone with, please, feel free to contact me!
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
Friday, 21 August 2020
I apologise for not being the most regular in posting updates of my work. But over the next few months, I will share my most recent work. The purpose of this blog is somewhat of a portfolio, so it can be seen what I have done... to give ideas of what potential customers could order.
Over time it has become evident that almost all my customers would rather order something personalised, to fit their own requirements, rather than something pre-made. I have thought of selling my work on pop-up market stalls, but so far, have had enough orders come my way, that I have kept pushing that idea to a back burner.
I would love to have people interact with me on this blog, but really, it rarely happens, so I see it as just a portfolio. But if you feel like commenting - please DO!!! I would love to hear your thoughts on my work!
I also love orders ☺
Recently someone was praising my work, and I said "the things that seem to grab the most attention, are items that customers have dreamed up. I am just the means to the end of their dream."
That sounds like of pathetic in some ways, but yet, if you can't knit, or don't have the time, knowing someone like me can be real handy, right? 😄
Without further ado, let's see the first item I produced after a 10 week hiatus...