Monday, September 27, 2010

Handmade Holiday

A great post from Honor Crowned Crafts regarding her search for the "perfect" knitting pattern and her decision to make a shoulderette.


From  A Little Crafty Nest comes the idea of a knit headband. A quick gift to make that is very practical.


Here are some links to patterns I have shared on this blog in the past -





A Knitting pattern for little gnomes (so simple - a wonderful little stocking stuffer)

Happy Autumn everyone!  Can you believe October 1st is this Friday already?  The season for cozying up inside is nearly here!  Pefect for handwork projects.

Please keep sharing your ideas and thoughts and let me know if you would like to be added to the
 Handmade Holiday page.
Warm wishes,
Tonya

17 comments:

  1. These are such a delight!! The mason jar carrier is awesome. We drink out of them too. ;) Oh and headbands-awesome. No I can't believe it's almost October. I am off to get some work done! Be well, Angela

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  2. So much knitting, so little time! LOL

    Matty

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  3. Love that mason jar cover :) I finally made something this week! A pink organic Waldorf cuddle doll... then my daughter spotted it and I had to give it to hear (very early!) so I'll be working on a larger sized one for Hanukkah.

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  4. Hello - I really like this idea - love those gnomes too. I would like to join in with you, and have started off with some scented oils to make some bath time goodies.

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  5. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You ~Ron

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  6. Thanks for the gnomes pattern...will be adding these to our Advent sticks! Love them. How do I notify you of holiday hijinx over at the homestead?

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  7. i'm SO making those sweet little gnomes!

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  8. Hi, I looked at the pattern and it made sense until I got to the part for the arms. Could you explain again how they are done? How are they attached? (A beginning knitter)
    They are so cute

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  9. I love seeing these every Monday. I have to tell you, Tonya, that your gnomes are still one of Finn's favorite toys. He sleeps with one nearly every night. :)

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  10. I need to get moving on my list for Christmas...I'm headed over to check out the Handmade Holidays page. Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration.

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  11. Diane,
    For the gnome's arms - they are knit in a small rectangle. Once you bind off, you start sewing together with a running stitch across the short end and then pull and then sew down the longer side - stuff (I use a crochet hook to help with the stuffing) and then sew the other end closed straight across - then attach to gnome at shoulder and sew the last end that you sewed up to the body of the gnome.
    Does this make any sense?
    Warm wishes,
    Tonya

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  12. Thanks for the great ideas. I'm off to check out those gnomes!

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  13. Awe! Love your patterns! I might have to make them both! :)

    Here's my latest: http://ning.it/ayLZ3w

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  14. Thank you for visiting my blog which allowed me to find your blog. I love the little gnomes! I got a wistful feeling looking at them as I would like to learn to make them. :)

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  15. I love coming here and getting motivated and inspired by others that are doing handmade holiday. Now that we are done with my daughter's handmade birthday I organized and planned handmade things for family members this week. Your little gnomes are adorable!

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