miércoles, 28 de mayo de 2014

Dotted Swiss Cotton Frenzie

Admittedly, I love that type of fabric. Not as irrationally as I love Liberty cottons, which is obviously an infatuated passion, but enough. And this summer we are going crazy about it.
Freshest Mint 

Blue Marine - Girl Dress Completed!


Meet my BirdyGirl
Project complete! How gratifying it is to finish a project in which you embark without any warranty of success and to do it well?

Blue Marine Girl Dress

Originality is undetected plagiarism William Ralph Inge

I never claimed to be a great creator and I humbly accept my limitations, one of which is to come up with new (good) ideas, at least, not every time. Disclaimer out of the way...we have decided on the pattern for my 1yo dress to match my son’s blue marine jacket.

Casilda&Jimena 2014 Winter Collection

It is based on Casilda&Jimena’s 2014 Winter collection which

Blue Marine

It all started coz I bought this very nice shirt for my 3year old from Nanos..a shop that I personally love

QUESTION: If a blog becomes ultra viral, do they give you free stuff for mentioning brands?

It obviously requires a jacket, and I already got one from the same brand which unfortunetely does not go well (color wise) with this particular shirt. I would not family economy could withstand getting a second one on a different color..and also, its pattern has got to be mine! It is one of those updated classics that become an extremely wearable, useful, MUST on any child's closet. 

Blue Marine - Break Up

NOTE TO SELF: a 3 year old jacket requires already a considerable amount of wool.

I have always favored baby size projects because of their short-term return of investment. I mean, since they are small (in size) projects, the gratification of finishing them comes faster. In addition to this, for bigger sizes, the cost of the yarns starts to add up. I use relatively fine needles, 4mm for this particular project, so in this case, 6 balls of KATIA Merino 100% wool were wolfed down by the jacket.

Still, its total cost is almost half of a market price for a similar garment.

Blue Marine - Boy Cardigan- Completed!

Knitted, sewn, fitted and finished!

As anticipated, the buckles were a challenge. Thanks to my mother in law who worked hard and in detail to bring them to perfection, they are finally done. My brain always runs faster than my hands and definitely faster than my patience. So that when I envision something, I attempt to do it, but if it qualifies as precision work, then I have come to accept that it is not a job for me. 
Buckle Success (in my humble opinion of course)
Such was the case of the buckles. But my mother in law is something else. She did not rest till she found the right cord, the right leather, cut it, dyed it and sew it to the jacket to perfection!

Here is the end result, how do you like it? The yarn is fantastic! The softest, warmest, richest in color with just the right pinch of elasticity Merino Katia 100%.

Homemade plus: made with undeniable heart warmth 100% for you 

Now for the second part, my baby girl coordinated outfit. 

lunes, 26 de mayo de 2014

2 - 4 - 1 (Two for the Price of One)

Remember a couple of days ago, we mentioned that we were going to prepare a surprise for a friend of mine who is expecting TWINS!!

Well knitters: the yarn color has been selected! The soon to be mom loves colors and the babies are going to be Late Spring Sprouts, so I thought that this intense, bright, saturated emerald green might a great pick for their rompers. We plan on matching it to a pristine white piqué bubble bottom, which will tame it down a bit. 

Let's see how it turns out...

KATIA Merino 100% (color code 55)

Twins Romper Rampage!


I was so eager to post this! We have finished the twin rompers!
Sending out another packet of love!