Saturday, April 24, 2010

Passport Cover

I made a passport cover for my dad's birthday. Kind of. I finished it at three in the morning the day before his birthday, then realised it was too small. So my options were to stay up all night or give him that part of the present late. I opted for the latter, and then took nearly a month to get around to making it... I'm a terrible daughter. More of this was handsewn than I had intended, as it took me a while to work out the tension settings on the new sewing machine, but I got it in the end!

The outer cover is a fairly light cotton, but it's lined with curtain lining (left over from a bag I made for a friend), so that makes it a bit sturdier. The clouds and airplane are felt.

Fun fact: it is hard to make a cute cartoon airplane not look like a shark.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bird's nest necklace

I made this for my mum for her birthday last weekend, using this very lovely tutorial. I've thrown out the package the wire came in, so I can't remember what gauge it is... It's very light, even though it looks quite bulky, and I'm very happy with how it turned out. I have a lot of wire over so I'll see what else I can work them into.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The dark green one was the first toy I knitted, a Christmas present for my boyfriend. (He's allergic to wool, which meant the usual presents weren't really an option.)

My brother then requested the light green one, and when his girlfriend saw it she said she'd befriend me just so she could ask me to make one, so there'll be another one on its way soon. I also have to knit a lab coat for my brother's one.

The pattern is the very wonderful Grumpasaurus by Kat Knits.

I have a habit of staying up late to finish whatever I'm working on and taking photos straight away. This leads to some pretty poor photos, as my digital camera is a contrary beast.


I make things as often as I can, and thought it would be nice to have some record of things I make in one place. I don't expect anyone to keep track of this, it's mostly for that and so that I can follow other blogs.