Weaver & his Tuxedo Collar

Since I started knitting, I’ve created a few designs for my favourite pets in the world, DOGS! The first pet accessory I ever made was for my dog Spike, it wasn’t perfect but I love it so much!

Last year I also made a personalised bandana collar for Muffin, how cute :)


Here are some more collars with striped and polka dot bow ties, a couple of designs are still available in my Etsy Shop. Weaver, my friend Claudia’s Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, actually owns one of those!


Recently, Claudia asked me to make Weaver a tuxedo collar for her Big Day. He looked so smart!



I’m thinking of making a series of smart collars in the future so watch this space!

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Jane’s Sukoshi Doll

A few months ago my friend Linden asked me to make a doll for her friend Jane’s 50th birthday. All Linden wanted was for the doll to have blonde hair like Jane and she should also be wearing pastel clothes.

As I’m completely new to knitting dolls I had to try different ideas (and fail a few times too) before I was happy with the look. Thanks to this project I’m finally more comfortable with circular knitting, woohoo (it’s still hard work though)! This is the prototype I first made.


I called this project the Sukoshi Doll’ – ‘sukoshi’ means ‘a little bit’ in Japanese.

And now Jane’s doll complete with her very own ’50’ handbag! 

JATK’s First Giveaway!

Julie & The Knits recently turned 1 and I thought it would be nice to celebrate with a little giveaway. So I’m giving one of you the chance to win a super pretty sailor-themed prize! Up for grabs are 3 items: the anchor hair bow, striped purse and the boat bracelet.

HOW DO I ENTER?
1) Like Julie And The Knits Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/JulieAndTheKnits
2) Like, comment or share the giveaway picture – this one! 
3) That is ALL. 

This giveaway is open worldwide. You can enter as many times as you like :)
One little tip: If you share the picture, make sure you make the share public so I can include it in the draw.

The giveaway will end on Sunday 14th July 2013. I will pick one winner using a random generator and announce them on the Facebook page shortly after the closing date.

GOOD LUCK!

Omoide Hair Bows

I’ve had this project in my head for so long that I am super glad to finally share it with you! Introducing… The Omoide Collection! BIG patterned hair bows – the cute patterns represent happy childhood memories, hence the name of the collection (‘omoide’ means ‘memories’ in Japanese). Hope you like it!

 
Yes, lightning used to make me happy!
 
 

My good friend and top customer Claudia kindly agreed to model the bows, doesn’t she look amazing?

The Omoide Bic Bows are £5. You can find them in my Etsy shop – along with plenty more pics of the lovely Claudia. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions :)

Victoria & her Braid Headband

I can’t say it enough – I loooove to receive pictures of you and your knits! It kind of completes the whole process – from having an idea for a new knit vaguely taking form in my head to seeing the finished product on someone.

A while ago I made this folk-style braid headband – I think it’s the perfect festival accessory! You can find more pictures of this little beauty in my Etsy shop.

My best friend Victoria really liked this style and asked me to make her one in different colours – black, red and cream. Victoria loves accessories and she can pull off any of them!

Isn’t she super cute?

I’ll be making more of these headbands for sure as they are one of my favourite makes – what colour combos do you think would look great?

Claudia & her striped hair bow

I’ve been working on a new collection of patterned hair bows which will hopefully be up on this blog very soon! In the meantime, here is a sneak peek :)

My good friend Claudia wanted some big hair bows as she has just been growing her hair out, so she asked me to make her 2 striped bows which turned out super cute!

And here is Claudia with her navy and cream bow!
 

Claudia actually owns the biggest collection of ‘Julie & The Knits’ makes to date (and they suit her so well) – even her lovely dog Weaver has his very own knitted bowtie.

Hope you’ll like the upcoming collection!

Kokoro Coasters

Hi!
It’s about time I post some pics of my newest collections on here! So here is my first collection, 3 sets of heart-shaped coasters in loads of pretty colours. If you’d like to buy one of these sets, simply click on the picture, it will take you to my Etsy shop. You might also have seen those cuties in the Ipad application Gathered for which I created a tutorial – if you have an Ipad and love crafts, get it, it’s amazing! If not, my tutorial is also now available on Mollie Makes’s website.
“Kokoro” means “heart” in Japanese (in case you didn’t know yet, I love Japan – giving my knits a Japanese name is a way of combining two things I love).
These cute coasters were knitted with chunky yarn 51% wool 49% acrylic .
The 4 coasters are wrapped together using red and white checked ribbon and make a perfect gift :)

Size approx. 12x14cm.
Machine Washable. Wool Wash. 30⁰c.

 

Suta Hair Clips

I’ve been a bit slow in posting the collections I’ve created so far this year but I’m catching up! 
I LOVE bows. They’re my favourite thing to make, so don’t be surprised if they keep popping up on this blog.  For the Sutā (‘star’ in Japanese) Hair Clips Collection, I have used bright colours of merino wool and clips as well as tiny gunmetal star studs. 
Each hair clip measures approx. 5.5 x 5 cm.
You can find these super cute hair clips in my Etsy shop – some have gone already so be quick!
 
 
There will be more studded knits coming up in the next few months so watch this space!

Eliza’s floppy bunny ears hat

This is the first of (hopefully) many posts about your special orders – in the meantime you can check out some of last year’s special knits here. I love when people ask me to knit something very original, it can be tricky to bring their idea to life but I always try my best to make it happen. Because nothing makes me happier than making my customers happy :)
My good friend Ollie just became a daddy. Ollie and his lovely wife Nichola found a really cute picture of a baby in a fluffy bunny hat. They asked me if I could knit a similar one for their little girl Eliza – challenge accepted! I looked for super fluffy wool and created the hat as I went without a pattern. I received some very clear instructions: the ears had to be very big and long.
Meet Eliza and her floppy bunny ears hat – WARNING: cuteness overload!

Considering how super popular this hat has become, I have decided to make some more. I’m currently working on different designs… Watch this space!