Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Holiday Tree ornaments

I finished up a few of the felted diorama holiday tree ornaments. They go off in the mail tomorrow to the recipients. I hope they love 'em as much as I do. I know I'll definately make more of these and in fact, wish I had time this year to do so to give as gifts.

They really are much cuter in person! I had to photograph them at night, which I dislike, but they needed to be packed and I couldnt' wait for the sun to accomodate me!

I used the Snowman Diorama ornament & Tree Diorama ornament patterns by Katie Startzman.  (Ravelry link: here)

 I modified the red one to hold a mini Santa with the tree. Also made a few more mini Santas for a gift pack. They look a little fuzzy... need to pick some of those long hairs off them!

Pattern is the Teeny Tiny Mochi Mochi Santas pattern by Mochimochiland. Ya'll know I LOVE minis and these guys are perfect for the upcoming season!

Sunday, 20 November 2011


I finished the set of elves I was working on. They are surprise gifts and need to head out in the mail to the USA this week!

I have a ton of other xmas knitting I've been working on plus packing my house to move, so that's it for this week's update! Hopefully things slow down here in early December and I can post much more.

How about a photo? Aren't they adorable?! I need to make hundreds of these little guy!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Ornaments & hexipuff check in

This past week I've been working on some holiday tree ornaments that are going out as gifts to some special friends.

They are diorama ornaments, made first of a felted ball with an opening in it. Little snowmen, santas and holiday trees go inside.

I've nearly finished. Got the balls done about a week ago and today I finished up half the 'insides'. I have a few that need to be mailed out sooner than the other few so I'm working on them first.

As for hexipuffs and my weekly check in --- well, they are still on semi-hiatus until I get my Xmas & swap knitting done. Some of that xmas knitting is hexipuffs as a gift but I've only gotten one done and they dont count towards my total count. Couple more weeks and I'll be back into the puffing ... from a new house! Yup... moving in a few weeks to the new house (yup! We bought a new house!) so things are extra nuts around here right now!.... so forgive me if I dont post too much in the next week or so. xox

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Peak at a secret project!

I"m giving you a BIG peak at a secret project only because I cant stand how cute they are turning out without sharing them with someone!

Are they not the sweetest little things, ever!?

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

I'm a winner! MacIntosh Yarns

About a week or so ago, MacIntosh Yarns held a contest on their blog to name a couple Monkeys to be used as yarn samples. The monkeys, from the Rebecca Danger Jerry the Musical Monkey pattern, were made of their Skye Worsted yarn in the Aubergine and Jade colourways.

I suggested Nigel and Basil and I won!! They LOOK like a Nigel and Basil, don't they?

I won a skein of their Celtic Sock yarn in the Burr Bush colourway. It's gorgeous and I cant wait to see it in person.


Thanks, Mac-Yarns!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Hexipuff check in!

Hexipuff check in day!

I have to admit though, I didnt knit a single puff this last week. Ok, that's not quite true. I knit one-half a puff.

I've been concentrating all my knitting time on swap and gift knitting and will be for the next week or two. Then I can get back to puffing!

I did, however, receive the first shipment of the Dancing Dog Dyeworks' Mini Yarn Skein club! Obviously, I'm using mine for puffs!  Look at all the gorgeous colours!

I also picked up sparkly yarn! Secret project!!