Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Knit Along Announcement

I'm hosting my very first button Knit-Along.
Run on over to watch the quick YouTube video to see all the guidelines
(and feel free to subscribe while you are over there).

Pssst: There are prizes...so go have a peek!

Monday, 21 March 2016

Bringing you another time lapse video...

I often get asked how I make some of my items...especially the buttons that aren't just plain circles.  We have started making lime lapse videos that show most of the process.

This week's video features these cute little flower buttons.  
Click here to watch it.  
It's only 2 1/2 minutes, so you have time!

Monday, 14 March 2016

Making a Peony Candle Holder - Timelapse

If you've been wondering about the process of making some of my pieces, I've started a YouTube channel with time lapse videos of some of my work.  This is the latest one...up and ready to watch.

Feel free to subscribe to catch the videos as they are released.

Monday, 22 February 2016

My buttons are going to be famous...

I was watching Episode Seven of The Sweater by Kathleen Dames on You tube, and was tickled pink with her comments about my buttons.

If you haven't seen this series, it's a set of 12 videos where she walks us through knitting a sweater, step by step.  You can subscribe to the series at Kathleen's website to get the free pattern (until early March) or you can just watch the videos on You Tube.

She's using my hand made buttons on her sweater (you can get some here, in my etsy shop) and mentioned how great it is that my buttons are glazed on both sides so they are nice and smooth (that is not always the case with ceramic buttons).  So YAY!

In fact, if you watch the video, she shows how to make your buttons interchangeable on a hand knit sweater, so you can have a regular set of buttons and a "party set".  So Fun!  All.of.the.buttons!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Espen Headband

I think it was WAY back in December, Varian Brandon of Brandon Knitting Designs did a Knit-Along on Periscope with her Espen hat/headband pattern.
Mine is officially finished!  I added the buttons this morning.  This was my plan all along, which is why I chose white flowers on a green background, but...well...I got distracted.
 It's all blocked, and ready to go for spring time (I wear a full hat all winter).

 You can find her pattern over here, my ravelry notes here,
and tiny little buttons in my etsy shop over here

Joining my friends at:

Monday, 25 January 2016

My very first adult sized sweater!

The Bloc Party by Kathleen Dames...

 This was my first attempt at a sweater for ME!

 The pattern has an integrated button band (which means the button holes are on both sides) and so the buttons I am using are interchangeable...kind of like cuff links.
 For now, they are matched to the stripe colours, but I also have a full set of plain white buttons that I can pop in when I'm looking for something a little more subdued.
I did some fun colourblocking...
...and most of the sweater is done in plain stockinette, which I love!
There will be another sweater in the future...in fact, I have already cast on!

What are you working on this week?