Jelly Roll Bag

Photo 2018-07-11, 3 36 35 PMI was inspired by this Jelly Roll Rug…and well you know I have a thing for Bags…So I thought of creating my own bag with the same method.

So a customer at work had her quilt quilted and did not need the extra fabric that we usually have to cut off to straighten the quilt. She gave all that to me. It already had some of the batting sewn on to the strips that I cut into 2,5″ strips. Yes I know it has some of the sewing from quilting on the strips ….That doesn’t bother me at all.  I find it adds the uniqueness to this bag.

I had some fabric that was perfect in colour to make my sided and leather handles that oh yes are just perfect for this bag too.  Love the green and brown together…

Hope to have this pattern soon available for You too to make your fun bag too and see where it will go….

Ripped Jeans

IMG_1939Yahhh most of you know “Ripped Jeans” one pays a lot of money for them…but what if You have a pair of good Jeans you just can’t part with if there is a small rip right by the knee that every time you kneel down the rip gets bigger and longer…..Nooooo!!

Embroidery Work on Jeans is the new … THING …and guess what …I can do It!!!!! Yehhh

Lucky for me I was able to learn something NEW today at my work !! One this Baby Lock Alliance

I know one day I’ll show You how to use it too …smiles.  I am learning how to work this Baby and that truly makes me happy… Practice, practice…so excited about his machine. It can do embroidery work on sleeves and pant legs…sssoooo coooollll… oh yes…Just need one now too….ahhh yes of to work I go.

 

 

I fixed my rip of about 2″ …yes and all with  patterns already on the Baby Lock Alliance…Just having fun relax You too can do this…Yes I know some cash is needed for this baby …But one never knows…Loved every minute of learning how to do this …I am hooked!

Have a wonderful weekend

 

Thanks Sew Much

IMG_1786Best thing Clodagh my boss said to me yesterday, was

“Let’s work up an embroidery Design from our newest Anita Goodesign All Access Club …..oh yes, and try to do it on the Baby Lock Alliance Embroidery machine”

If you could have seen my reaction …Smiles Yes with open arms literally …I welcomed and needed that challenge. Sometimes it is hard to see the light when your so sad and can’t see the sunshine in life… 

Out came the manual and step by step I worked up this card….Yes I Can

I now think this would be a really great machine for me at home too all the many ideas I have for it…Just need the funds for it…haha. I a sure I am not the only one with this thought…

Spring Into Spring Cardi

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I had knit this before on a trip back home to Switzerland and then gifted it to one of my best friends Marianne.
Thought it was time for me to have one too….Or perhaps it to will be a gift. Or if anyone loves it I would be willing to sell it too….Smiles I have enough yarn, I could make another one….
This is a very lose fitting cardi on me so would fit someone with medium to large size too.
Really starting to use up my stashed yarn. So thought this FibraNatura Good Earth Solids
would be perfect for this pattern  original  is found 19 Jacke by Lang Yarns

Crochet T-Shirt-Fabric Bag

IMG_1340What to do when you don’t feel like knitting or sewing… Used no pattern for this design..just started to crochet.

I had bought many years back in Switzerland some of the string yarn… now it was time to use it up.

Bought some more of T-Shirt fabric that I cut up…Hope to writ this pattern up shortly for any one that likes to crochet one bag too.

For the handles I used 2 of the same inexpensive Belts that I had extra holes added by a local shoe repair place.

Then just wove the belt straps in to the bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Pocket Purse

IMG_0974Do You love pockets in Your Purse….I do!

Have a look at all these pockets in this Purse..!

Original pattern is “The Ultimate Sewing bag” and since this bag will not be used for sewing items or  taking along notions to classes.

We decided to eliminate the iron pad.

Ok You know what that tells me ….Modifications are in order!

Though truly if you are going to sewing Retreats the “Ultimate Sewing Bag” idea IS  a wonderful addition FOR ALL THE NOTIONS.

Here for this Ultimate Pocket Purse I modified the one side to make it the same as the other shorter side and did not add the iron bad to bottom…

I never took the class we have running at the store so …I have to say this is not a beginner project and it did give me some challenges …but I did it…Yehhh so happy about it !!!

 

You can see I added a special front panel to this bag.

 

Have printed, yes on fabric sheets a special picture that my friend has created of her dog “Rudy” she wood burned his image on a piece of wood…She called this “Pyrography”

And Voila …all done and hopefully the happy owner will be pleased too…..

Thanks Ave for a wonderful “One Of A Kind” gift you created for my husbands special Birthday!

 

 

Entrelac Tutorials

IMG_0821I have put together a view videos in sections so hopefully this will make it easier to knit Your next Entrelac project too. I have still one more video section to do and that would be:

(Base cast on Triangles Part 1 ….)

by clicking on each section below to view video you’ll get redirected to my YouTub Account.

Right Middle Block squares    Part 2

Left Edge Triangle    Part 3

Left Middle Block Squares   Part 4

Right Edge Triangle     Part 5

Finals Edge  Cast Off Tringle  Part 6

 

Entrelac Knitting Tutorial

IMG_3375.JPGThis knitting technic called Entrelac is not as difficult as You may think it is….

I have put a little video together on how to work the block on the right side on how to merge the two sections together….

I will be working on a view more videos in the next view days, that will show you how to Merge the sections together on the purl side.  And hopefully also the two triangle section on each side.  The last row with all the casting off triangles …..Yes then off to the sleeves and the collar.

So please visit for More Videos to follow soon….and Hope to have pattern available for this Cardi Entrelac Style soon too.

 

Allegra Sunset Shawl

File 2018-01-28, 3 25 20 PMOnce again Spring is here and I am so pleased to let you know my newest pattern called

“Allegra Sunset Shawl”

This Shawl has a very special memory for me…

Moments spend on the Rhein River with my Mom and Friends. Just being able to enjoy a week of  Peace drifting down on the Excellence Allegra….from Basel to Amsterdam….Beautiful Moments

IMG_3003Allegra Sunset Shawl has been published in the latest  “A Needle Pulling Thread” magazine Issue #46.  It is available at Chapters / Indigo and at my workplace.

 

 

 

Or if you like you can download the pattern here. It will link you to A Needle Pulling Thread web-sight where You can purchase the pattern only.

By doing this I will get paid 50% of the CAD$5.99…smiles hope You like it as much as I do.

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Knitting Resource

Some news to share with you all. I have opened up a group / club on Facebook called

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” Knitting Resource” 

It is a group for all of us knitters, crocheters  and possibly also some sewing as well. We can post helpful information like knitting / crochet / sewing patterns that are amazing, tips on how to work a stitch, websites that are informative to the crafts.

The list goes on

I think we all can benefit from each other and have some fun…please all I ask when signing up, introduce Yourself to the members by just letting us know what your favourit hobbies are…

All I ask be kind and no critiquing members work…we all are at different levels and have the “Passion For Creating”  

Enjoy

Ultimate….Pockets…Knitting Bag

IMG_2845Yehhh I finished this bag ….after 3 days of sewing….I did it!!!

The pattern is at it original way a Sewing Bag…

 

I like it, but since I would never use the ironing pad on it. I decided to alter this up…

followed the pattern (except for iron pad)   ….till I came to outer panels.

I tell You I am glad I have a workhorse fo a sewing machine, Janome MC6500 . I used faux Suede and the interfacing was heavy too. Would go lighter next time in my choice of Interfacing or Stabilizer.

Then I was not sure where I had gone wrong? Somehow I ended up with two the same with outer fabric 1 facing out and second 1 facing in….NOOOOO!!! Why is that I ask? IMG_2847

 

Off to my modifications working a side panel like in the “Sew Together Bag”.  Only to realize that now the bag front and back are falling way to much open.

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OK, what next was my question? Lets turn bag inside out and make more pockets…LOL

Perfect !!! FINISHED HUwww…

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So I am looking forward to seeing the once worked up at the store…It is the first bag I have put together that has lots of zippers, pockets and folder slots.

I think this will be a great bag to go travel with. Perfect for Passports, Travel documents and yes even my DSL Camera should fit in to my modified bag…

Happy with the end result….yes not perfect with all the exact precise measures….I like it and I managed to sew it up on my own (Embroidery  section for Front pocket is a sample that was going into the garbage!)

Smiles and I get to make another one too….;-)))))

Happy Sewing

 

Spring Fling Worsted Weight Yarn

“Spring Fling”

Limited Edition

Worsted Weight Yarn available at Unwind Yarn House

KnitswissYarns Worsted Weight
Yarn is now available at Unwind Yarn House in Newmarket, Ontario

is also a 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage 183 meters / 200 yards 
Weight 115 grams / 4 oz
Needle Size: 4-5 mm / US 6-8
Gauge: 20-18 sts to 10cm / 4″
Care: Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat

All my KnitswissYarns have been Hand Dyed right here in Canada.

Special care has been taken to eliminate the bleeding of colour. However all Hand dyed yarns can bleed at first view wash. Please wash separately from any other items.

if you use more than one skein for a project I suggest to alternate the skeins at all time
“Spring Fling” I love the feeling I get form this colour combo. Spring is just around the corner…. colour is available only for a short time.

 

“Clover” in Worsted Weight Yarn

“Clover”

   Limited Edition

In Worsted Weight Yarn is now available at Unwind Yarn House

KnitswissYarns Worsted Weight
Yarn is now available at Unwind Yarn House in Newmarket, Ontario

is also a 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage: 183 meters / 200 yards 
Weight: 115 grams / 4 oz
Needle Size: 4-5 mm / US 6-8
Gauge: 20-18 sts to 10cm / 4″
Care: Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat

All my KnitswissYarns have been Hand Dyed right here in Canada.

Special care has been taken to eliminate the bleeding of colour. However all Hand dyed yarns can bleed at first view wash. Please wash separately from any other items.

if you use more than one skein for a project I suggest to alternate the skeins at all time

“Clover” has been created for this upcoming St.Patrick’s Day this colour is available only for a short time

 

Could Not “Resist” Sewing Today…

File 2018-02-04, 6 48 26 PMThis Sew Together Bag is so much fun to sew up…and I am getting better at it too.

I have a view more I’ll be sewing together with fabric I just love, love, love….I think they are great gifts for ….friends and family.

 

 

 

The gold silver one  below I pieced fabric together with the curved piecing method…and used a shorter zipper to make it more like a purse.

Perfect for NOTIONS of all kinds even Toiletries,Cosmetic or Jewellery I guess…

Smiles just in case you are not into knitting or sewing…I think this would be perfect to take along on a trip.

I will try sewing up another really great bag that we have a class at my work.…so itching to sew that one up too. I just need the pattern  for it…

 

KnitswissYarns Exciting News

Awarded to be one of the 40 Best Knitting sights in CanadaI am smiling from cheek to cheek and so is the sun today too. I have some Exciting News to share.

 “KnitswissYarns”

Blog had been awarded to be ONE of the

 Top 40 Canada Knitting Blogs and Websites

To be listed as part of this knitting community is just absolutely AMAZING.

Congratulations to All Winners.

 I say “Thank You” for following me and making

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be part of a Your wonderful creation too.

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