Jumpers and CardigansJumpers and Cardigans
The one thing I love about making baby items, they're so cute. These little shoes looked so sweet even before being sewn up. These are perfect for sliding onto little chubby feet and keeping those toes warm on the chilly days coming up. They'll look fantastic worn over a pair of white tights.
I think I'd better go and get some work done before I get too broody. Trouble is, it's another baby jumper on the needles.
Jumpers and CardigansJumpers and Cardigans
I wasn't expecting to be making any of these any time soon, but a customer from last year came back and asked if I could make some for her.
The yarn is being discontinued, but fortunately, I had enough on hand to make another pair in the same colour. The buttons have come from my trusty button tin.
Before doing this, I'd finished a jumper that had been on order for a commission. I can't show you photos yet, but as soon as the recipient has received it, I'll show you what has been keeping me busy behind the scenes.
It should be back to Daniel's jumper, but he's put in another request that has to come first. He wants a scarf, and the desired length? Ten Feet! Think I'm going to be busy.
The worst nightmare for anyone with online shops is someone buying something before you've had a chance to update availability. I don't often get caught out, but that's what happened earlier in the week.
After packing up and giving a parcel for someone who's just had a baby girl, I just went to bed and first thing next morning, someone had bought the same shoes off the internet! They wanted a pair the same colour. Not only did I not have shoes, I didn't have any of the right yarn.
There were several frantic phone calls to local stockists, and every one of them had other colours, just not the colour I needed. Finally, I hit the jackpot. I found a shop that had some, so jumping in the car, I battled through the road works, drove to the shop, bought the wool, came back home following a diversion route due to a burst water main, battled through the roadworks again before arriving back home to sit down and made another pair.
It didn't take too long and hopefully, everyone is happy. Now, I really must remember to update everything immediately, it's not safe to go to bed until it's done.
Sorry, I didn't mean to abandon you yesterday. I had to take Jonathan to a training session first thing, then lost the rest of the day trying to connect a printer that didn't want to connect. That, combined picking Jonathan up, taking him back out, then picking both boys up in the evening, the day seemed to just disappear. I can't complain about the boys though, Jonathan wouldn't go back out in the afternoon until I had the printer set up so I could use it, giving him a lift was a small price to pay.
The jumper and little shoes now have pretty buttons attached. I love these little flower buttons, and I did get a few extra. I have a little cardigan in progress which I'm hoping I can use them on.
In other news, we have a Market Event going on over on Facebook, it's continuing until next Saturday. There's a lovely group of ladies involved, and giveaways every day, so click on the link and have a look.
After the jumper, there was still yarn leftover, so I've made some more baby shoes.
These are different to the ones I've done before, but still cute. As you can see, they're waiting for buttons. That should be remedied today or tomorrow, I went shopping yesterday, so just need a few minutes to do some sewing.
Today is the day, I finally do the second quilt, the boys ruined my routine yesterday, but I should get back on track today.
There was some yarn left over from making the small boots and blanket, so I made another pair, this time a size bigger. You can see the difference between the two pairs when they're together. The second pair should go up to a year old, and I did them with a shorter leg.
That's the boots all done for now. The blanket and small boots are going to be delivered on Wednesday, then they're being packed and sent on their way to Canada. Hopefully, they'll be well used.
Do you remember the baby blanket? I was asked to do some little baby boots to go with them too, in the same yarn.
These were a bit of trial and error as far as size goes, but according to the measurements given to my by the lovely people on Facebook, the legs should be okay. I was worried they'd be too long.
I have another pair of these on the needles, slightly bigger this time, which should make sewing up easier. They should be ready in a couple of days.
These are a smaller version of the slipper boots I did some time ago. Someone wanted smaller ones, so, always up for a challenge, here they are.
I imagine, these would fit 0-6 months, but they are so delightful being so small. They were fiddly to do, but worth it for the end result.
Today, it's on with the next order. I have hat, gloves and scarf to do and I'm starting with the hat.
Hope you all have a lovely day, and don't forget, the offer for free postage on my CRAFTfest stall is still open until midday today.
Something a little different from gloves today. This is the latest project on the needles, a little pair of baby boots. Well, they will be when finished, these are just the soles. I've already started working on the uppers, I'm hoping they will be done today.
There has been some progress on the quilt, but I'll update you on that tomorrow.
This is the last of the little shoes for a while, although that could change if orders come in for colours and sizes I don't have. Even though I've done so many of them, I still enjoy seeing the end results.
This time, we have shoes in red and to fit size 12-18 months, and they'll be in the shop later this morning.
Today, the last bit of my working area is getting tidied and cleaned. After that, it should be full steam ahead with the sewing. I have so many projects in mind, I'm not quite sure where to start. It'll be a surprise for us all!
I have had a lifelong love of crafts which started with being taught how to knit at a very young age. It didn't take long to realise that great joy and satisfaction came from making things. Even now, I get a thrill seeing something that started just as an idea, becoming a finished product, whether I make it, or teach someone else how to make it.