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Monday, March 18, 2013

Home Spun Baby

As some of you know, I purchased a spinning wheel I while back.

Well I got spinning and dyeing some wool. What alot of fun this was. 

I have always had a love for creating gorgeous gifts for babies. I have sold many of my creations over the years. I am looking at making up stock for my website for special Limited Edition Baby and Toddler Items.

The photo above is made out of 100% New Zealand Wool. It is a chunky spun yarn and I dyed it pink... I called it Coconut Ice, as this is what it looks like.

I knitted the hat and crocheted a mini blanket to be used for a carseat. It is extremely warm.
A closer look at the little hat

and the blanket... 

As a trial I dyed up some wool in the colour orange. This is another mini carseat blanket made from 100% New Zealand Wool.  Hmmm I'm not too sure on the orange in a baby blanket.. I may be unpicking this and doing something else with it.

Also, over the weekend my hubby and I took a trip to Sydney for our 26th Wedding Anniversary.

When there last year we discovered a cute little button shop at The Rocks. In there is a treasure trove of antique vintage buttons.... all unused, sourced from all over Europe. 

The above buttons are from the 70's

These buttons are French from the 60's

These are just vintage.. I cannot tell you what era

I also had a fabulous time looking around the markets at The Rocks.. I found a fibre artist there that did weaving, dyeing etc and purchased a few things from her too.

We had a fabulous time, as we always do when we go to Sydney, with fantastic weather.

Have a great day


Leonie said...

it looks devine Lisa - and yay for awesome weekends away x

Wendy said...

Your knitting is gorgeous Lisa, love the colour. Congrats on your anniversary, the buttons you found are lovely.

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