Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Knitted Animals

 DONE! I keep working on my knitting skills but still have so much to learn. With this project done I will begin making a baby cardigan, bonnet, and booties.
These adorable farm animals were made from a pattern in the book 'Toymaking with Children' by Freya Jaffke. They are made with wool yarn and stuffed with sweet carded sheep's wool... I'm half tempted to wet felt them and see what happens. There are so many fun things in this book and I highly recommend it. The past few years this has been a favored book for coming up with gift ideas. Have a blessed day and have fun!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ladybird Ladybird

(Beet and dandelion dyed ladybirds that have been wood burned and polished with homemade wood cream).
Ladybird, ladybird fly away home,
Your house is on fire and your children are gone,
All except for little Nan,
She crept under the baking pan.