Sunday, 12 August 2012

So snugly!

I finally got around to finishing off Madelyn's winter cardy, with just a little bit of winter left! This one is the thickest I have ever made, using super soft Gaia Bulky that I impulsively bought one evening on hyena cart, and a gorgeously squishy woolganics 12ply I dyed up as trim. I wanted it to be super soft wool up near her neck, although I may wish I had picked something else once it starts to pill.

I bought some super cute strawberry buttons from Tessa Ann and patiently waited for them to arrive from the US, but I should stop doing Internet purchases so late at night - I misread and they are far too small, so it had to wait a little longer for me to get around to making some buttons myself.

They look a bit more handmade than my usual standard. I thought it would be a great idea to get the kids to create alongside me, making fridge magnets. But I spent more time softening their clay and helping them than making my buttons. So in the end, I kind of rushed them a bit as it was time to cook dinner. I don't mind too much, but I do think little cherries or apples would have been cuter. Unfortunately the red I had was far too light and I didn't have anything to darken it.
Madelyn hasn't slept today, and refused to model it. So I decided not to push things and went ahead and did the photo-shoot without my grumpy model. Maybe she will indulge me next weekend!


Sue said...

The cardigan does look snuggly warm. Maybe you can put different buttons on it later on if your not happy with them but I think they look cute!

AJ said...

Looks beautiful Joy!