After the release of the Emberwarm Shawl pattern yesterday I started to do a bit of reading about various iCord edging techniques and how they had differed from the one that I eventually settled on through much experimentation. Many of the iCord edgings that I […]
The handles and length of fabric which I bought to finish off the MÃ¤rta Embroidered Bag have arrived! I bought the fabric on a bit of a whim, really, after having searched for months to find something, I think frustration took over and I just chose something. It’s a cute little print, though, and I think it will work for the lining. It’s not as classic as the outside of the bag will hopefully remain for some time, but it’s cute enough for the ‘private’ inside of the bag, which I’ll catch glimpses of whilst I look for my phone or lost keys.
I’m not overjoyed with the handles. They are an absolutely perfect shape and exactly what I was looking for in that respect, but they are plastic, whereas I would really have loved to find actual wooden handles to grace such a beautiful project. Hopefully the handles will not look out of place when the bag is finally finished, though I can always change them in the future if I find something perfect.
Some time before Christmas I read a couple of post from Vivianne of Kismet’s Companion, detailing her recent projects, some of which used a pretty yarn that was strewn with occasional sequins. Usually I eschew ‘novelty’ yarns of the eyelash and fluffy varieties, and have […]
Every now and agin I like to create a new set of gift tags to use with hand knits, and as Christmas is fast approaching I thought I would create a new festive set of designs with a knitting related designs. Unlike past sets I have created two versions. The first, a set with selectable elements of hand knit washing instructions, and the second is a plain set, for those other gifts such as toys and bought items, so that all of your christmas gifts can co-ordinate if you wish them to.
The free downloads contain sheets of six folded square tags which simply need to be cut and folded in half to use. On the set for knitted gifts the washing instructions are easily filled out on the back of the tag with the space inside the tag being perfect for a personal message plus and spare buttons of lengths of yarn for repairs that you may wish to include.
Click the following links to download these tags for free, for personal use:
Christmas gift tags for hand knitted items
Co-ordinating blank Christmas gift tags for any gifts.
I have a few other sets of gift tags for knitted and crocheted items. These simple tags are perfect for any occasion, whilst these tags for hand knits and crocheted items give a tongue-in-cheek nod to how much hard work and effort goes into creating a hand made gift and so should hopefully be duly treasured.