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!
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!
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?
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!