Friday, 22 August 2014

Stripey piggy in a stripey T-shirt

So the other day in the pub, Steph said.....'can you make a soft toy for Hamish's new nephew? Maybe a pig?'

And I said yes, probably.

And this is how it turned out.....

I searched through Pinterest and etsy, and ended up with shape below.

I had a bit of an issue deciding on the fabric because of the whole pigs-are pink-but-pink-is-for-girls problem. But some pink pinstripe shirt fabric was squished right into the bottom corner of my stash and it did the job nicely I think, once I did the once over with the old iron.

Amy had the great idea of using a drain cleaner thingy for his tail, and luckily I also had one of them left over from the craftclub challenge. Pretty darn cute.

Oink snort!


Monday, 18 August 2014

Finished projects! Toddler hoodie, Tilly's Margot pjs, and Tilly's Delphine skirt. Oh and a little pig

This week has been a week of finishing things.

I started knitting this toddler hooded cardigan back in January. But as I have lots of other projects on the go at the same time it took me ages. So much that I had to restart the cardie in a bigger size.

But ta-da, it's finished, and it's a beauty.

Watering can - model's own

It's a Sirdar Tiny Tots jacket pattern for those that want to know, the Ravelry page is here and it's made with Sirdar Click DK with wool - I love the yarn it's orange and pink and red and white and will go with all those colours and more.

Also, I completed item three from Tilly's Love at First Stitch book - the Margot pyjamas. Nice huh? Nice funky fabric from Cardiff Market.

I also totally forgot a few weeks ago to post my photo of my completed Delphine skirt, also from Tilly's book. It got some lovely comments, my favourite was "I made some curtains for my lounge in the 80s in the very same fabric". Nice.

In other Miskin Makes news:

Mikey's raspberry trifle brought smiles to our faces

And Esme's wonderful piggy-wig is taking shape!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Arriving in one dress, leaving in another.

Ok, so we really proper stuffed our faces last week at craftclub. Mr Wheel sent round his incredibly delicious raspberry brownies, and I had also made a cheesecake. Like little piggies we were.


Which brings me onto my very first commission.....a pig shaped softie for a new-born. So I trawled through Pinterest and etsy, and made a pretty basic pig shape, and now I'm in the process of trying to develop it into a 3d shape. Photo coming soon.


Amy cracked on with her flowery jimjams, and if I'm not mistaken, they're very nearly finished.....with a probable photo of them coming soon too. In the mean time here's a 'craftclub-in-process' photo...


And now, as the title suggests, Beth was so prolific she arrived in this pink dress....


.....and went home in a new green number.

Clever girl!


Monday, 4 August 2014

Baby steps...cake!

Molly makes...

..steps so she can help at the counter in the kitchen!

And here is the cake she made, with a littlelotof help from Daddy...

Lemon and poppy seed cake. Mmmm. Best enjoyed with tea and friends.