Sunday, 27 September 2015

Baby Booties, Baby Boots, Handknitted SnUUGLY Boots,3-6months, Baby Couture, Hand Knit Baby boots for Baby or Reborn Doll

Get the AWWWW factor with these super modern Baby boots

Choose from:

1.) Caramel and Cream
2.) Pink and Cream







1 Pair of SnUGGLY UGG Inspired Baby Boots with Baby Fur Yarn Edging for that super snuggly feel

these are for 3-6 months and are super cute. This has been knit to my own pattern.

Knit with the best quality Patons wool selection 





Thursday, 24 September 2015

make your own......wait for it.......Gingerbread bunting

Gingerbread bunting recipe





These tasty spiced gingerbread men make a fantastically festive, edible Christmas decoration - string up and eat within two weeks

Ingredients

For the gingerbread

  • 175g dark muscovado sugar, plus a little extra for the reindeer
  • 85g golden syrup
  • 100g butter
  • 350g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

To decorate

  • 600g fondant icing sugar
  • brown and black food colouring
  • sweets and sprinkles (we used orange jelly beans, white chocolate drops, edible red balls and edible silver balls)
  • edible white or silver glitter

You'll also need

  • gingerbread man cutter
  • gingerbread lady cutter
  • a straw
  • disposable piping bags
  • small piping nozzle
  • cocktail sticks
  • ribbon or string, to tie together

Method

  1. Put the sugar, syrup, butter and a pinch of salt into a saucepan. Bubble for 1-2 mins, mixing to combine. Set aside to cool a little. Put the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices in a bowl, add the warm syrup mixture and the egg, and stir to combine (it will feel a little soft now, but will firm up once chilled). Cover the bowl with cling film and chill for 30 mins. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line 2 baking trays with parchment.
  2. Dust your work surface with a little flour, then roll out the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut out as many men and ladies as you can – you should be able to get about 16 by re-rolling the dough. Place on the trays, then bake for 10-12 mins until slightly risen and golden brown. While they are still warm, push a straw through the top of the gingerbread ladies, and just above where the legs meet on the gingerbread men, to make a hole for stringing up. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. To decorate your snowmen, divide the icing sugar evenly between 2 bowls. Add enough water, a dribble at a time, until you have a very thick but pipeable icing. Add a few drops of brown food colouring to one bowl of icing brown for the reindeer and mix until evenly coloured. Spoon 2 tbsp of the brown icing into another bowl, then colour black using the black food colouring.
  4. Transfer roughly half the white icing to a piping bag fitted with a fine nozzle. Pipe the outline of a snowman onto the gingerbread lady biscuits, piping a little circle around the hole at the top too. Leave to set for 5 mins. Squeeze any leftover icing back into the bowl with the remaining white icing and add a little more water, a splash at a time, until runny but still fairly thick. Transfer back to the piping bag. When the snowman outlines are dry to the touch, pipe enough icing onto the biscuits to flood the surface. Tease the icing into all corners using a cocktail stick.
  5. Use half an orange jelly bean for the snowman’s nose and silver balls for the buttons. Transfer the brown and black icings to piping bags fitted with small nozzles (or snip off the corner of a sandwich bag), and pipe on brown twigs for arms and black dots as coal for eyes and a mouth. Finally, sprinkle the base of each snowman with a little edible glitter. Leave to dry for at least 2 hrs.
  6. To decorate your reindeer, draw a reindeer outline on each gingerbread man biscuit using the brown icing (just as you did with the snowmen) – turn them upside down first so you can use the legs as the reindeer’s antlers. Leave to dry while you loosen the brown icing, as before.
  7. Fill each reindeer with the runnier brown icing, being careful not to make the antlers too thick. Tease into the spaces using a cocktail stick. Sprinkle each antler with brown sugar and flick off any excess with the cocktail stick. Stick a red ball or Smartie on each biscuit for a nose, and 2 white chocolate chips for eyes. Use a little black icing to draw a pupil on each eye. Leave to dry for at least 2 hrs.
  8. When the biscuits are completely dry, thread and tie through a piece of string and hang. Eat the biscuits within 2 weeks.

Amazing gift ideas from our friends


This gorgeous one of a kind hand crocheted tote bag makes the ideal carry around tote your sure to love! The contrasting two tone color combo of this tote bag makes it very eye catching and gives a classic look to it as well. The outside of the bag also has lots of texture and is done in an interlocking stitch pattern that gives the bag a 3D effect verses a smooth outside like most ordinary tote bags. It also includes a cute buckle/ belt design around the top portion of the tote to add that something extra ordinary to this bag. Dark blue fabric liner inside. Matching front and back. This bag has lots of room as it is a size large tote. Super strong and durable handles makes this bag a great carry around tote. This tote was made with durability in mind, so this is also a worry- free tote! You can use it for books, magazines, yarn, or any other accessories. Makes a great gift idea as well for any age, and easy to care for.  


Size: 12inH x 15inL x 4inw (Medium)
Color: Blue multicolor, Blue (handles)
Hand crocheted with high quality Worsted Acrylic yarn
Includes full care instructions
Made in USA



Handknitted Infinity Scarf, Neck Cuff made from Araucania Yarns, Handknitted Vibrant Scraf, Hand Knitted Colourful Scarf, Red, Orange, Pink




Hi,

I wanted to show you one of my favourite bright designs i have for sale in my shop


https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/214155327/handknitted-infinity-scarf-neck-cuff?ref=listing-shop-header-0


The story about the wool itself:

Inspired by Ancient Chilean Crafts Made From Hand Painted Natural Yarns
The company was born when Nora Bierschwale textile designer and her daughter Micelle Boisier architect, decided to combine talents and experience with he mission to create and produce beautiful and one off yarns for the global market, employing ancient traditional techniques which reflect Chile’s ethnic originals. Each hank is different, its the individual beauty emerges as the artisans blend the colours to create several unique, interwoven shades.
Araucania Yarns s very proud to support local sustainable job development creating a new generation of skilled artisans i Chile. Each hank sold means more opportunities, more jobs and more hope

Maipo - Is the main river flowing through Santiago Metropolitan region, Chile. It’s most famous tributary is Mapocho River.Th Maipo River is by far the major source of irrigation and portable water for the region

The Story of these little makes - 

I have to be careful as i have arthritis in my neck and shoulders and the cold damp weather can really cause problems so i designed lots of patterns for these as they are so vital to me during the cold months. I love making them funky as well as practical so i wanted to make these for other people to wear. I have a nice selection of them now on Etsy...take a peek in my shop


Hand knitted Christmas Gift Ideas

The Story of these little makes - I have to be careful as i have arthritis in my neck and shoulders and the cold damp weather can really cause problems so i designed lots of patterns for these as they are so vital to me during the cold months. 

I am building a collection of funky super snuggly knits for my Etsy shop, why not pop by and take a peek

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/218595613/handknitted-scarf-purple-knitted-chunky?ref=related-3



About this particular scarf:
Handknitted Scarf With Appliqué Handknitted Roses, vines and leaves

In beautiful shades or purple and charcoal grey with green leaves and vines

I knit this with Beautiful Rowan Merino 100% purple and Green Wool and Purple Patons DK Wool

The Scarf measures 70" Long, enough to wrap your neck then both tails hanging down

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