Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Scrabble Tile Pendants - my new obsession

due to a injury i have had to cut down on the knitting, but happily i have found a new obession!!!

I have made some fantastic ones for freinds and family and now i have listed them in my Wahmnaps Store and my new store on Madeit.

I really love the different things you can do and i'm having heaps of fun

here are some presents i have made

and some of my favorites from the store

I do still have 2 knited christmas sets in my Wahmnaps Store and plenty of knitteds in my etsy store

Friday, October 31, 2008

Gradient Dyeing

I was really fascintated with different types of dyeing

I wanted to get that affect of changing colour or fading colour without changing wool
I searched the net and really could not find a clear method so i tryed it 2 different ways

The first one, I hand wound the yarn into a ball and soaked it (for ages!!!)
Then i sat it in some dye for a few minutes.
I took it out and unravelled the yarn till it was white again.
Next, I diluted the dye and repeated the process
each time diluting, until in the end it was only barely coloured.
Then i cooked it as usual.

Here is the result!!

For the second method, i wanted to try changing colours.

This time i made the ball into 6 mini-skeins, still joined together

I put each skein in plastic cups and soaked them.

I then emptied each cup and refilled with dye.
Next , I removed the yarn from the dye and wrapped each colour individually in plastic wrap to avoid colour bleeding.
then cooked in the steamer.
I was really impressed with how it turned out!!
reminded me of Life savers!

I used the yarn to make this gorgeous skirt that recently sold in my store. It knitted up beautiful, and no changing balls!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

long time no post

OMG how long has it been

i have been so slack posting here

I have recently got a "real" job which has been a interesting adjustment as i have been a stay at home mum for 10 years. It is great to be working outside the home as well as being a WAHM.

so what else have i been up to???

Jacinta just turned 2 (boy that went fast) i will write more about that soon........

Also i have been dyeing up a storm. I really love dyeing and have had a play with some different methods which i will detail in the next few days. I am dyeing much faster than i can knit so i have decide to sell some of my dyed wool in my store too.

Here my most recent dye job - inspired by Kayla's pj's
I was impressed with how it turned out

My next project is some really cool summer shorties for boys and some great christmas sets

so stay tuned for more updates......

Monday, June 23, 2008

Red Nose Day Auction

Finally the Auction is ready and has started. You can find it here

The wonderful Auction, features Baabinti Longies and Hat, Beetlebums Fitted Nappy & Wipes and the beautiful pinafore by Suzanne (Pobie)

These items have been loving donated by the WAHMS and would love your support for SIDS for KIDS and Red Nose Day

Monday, June 9, 2008

how exciting

After a lot of organising, We are just about ready to launch the store

We will open with a fantastic Charity Auction for SIDS Red Nose Day

I have had great support from a few WAHM friends (not telling who yet!!)

here is a sneak peek

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Still Coming

Our new Store is still preveiwing. I know its frustrating but something really exciting is coming very soon............. I have also been dyeing up a storm so expect some colourful things in the near future!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

What's Happening....

Here are some of my recent works some will appear for sale soon and others are swaps.......