rainbow plushie

insipired by yet another pinterest pin i made this today! a plushie with ribbons in rainbow colours. yay.

i used this tutorial, but basically you don’t really need a tutorial at all. cut two circles of fabric, pin pieces of  ribbons in different sizes and colours, sew round, stuff, close the hole and stitch a lovely smiley face :)

my plushie actually turned out quite large so our baby won’t be able to hold it properly for some time… it’s more like a little cushion… my boyfriend and i love it. i hope the little guy will love it too… the plushie is ready for a squeeze, cuddle and a nibble on the ribbons 😉

custom changeable iphone cover

after having seen changeable iphone covers on pinterest a few times i wanted to make my own.

so i ordered a clear case for my iphone 4s on ebay for about 2-3€. i reused the „paper-iphone-dummy“ that came with the iphone cover, cut a hole for the camera with an exacto knife and tadaaaaa, template finished.

the tools:

the template:

the paper. i used some christmas paper from my stock and also bought new scrapbooking paper. the green stack paper is soooo adorable. little birds, beevers, flowers, leaves… so cute. have a look at the designs the stack contains…

using my knife and the template i cut these three iphone case inlets. i have to admit it wasn’t easy to cut the camera holes properly. they all look a little messed up, but you can hardly see that once the paper is inside the clear case:

and here you can see my iphone all „dressed up“ with its new bird cover:

easy, cute and inexpensive. well, if you already have a huge stash of scrapbooking paper anyway. i had to buy the green stack paper which cost me about 18€ (not exactly a bargain). but i fell in love with the paper the moment i saw it and it won’t be the last time i use this paper. for more iphone cover inlets or other crafting ideas…

i just hope the clear case plus quite heavy weight scrapbooking paper doesn’t interfere with the reception. a friend called me earlier and i couldn’t understand her very well. but i’m not sure if it’s because of my new case – according to the iphone’s display the reception is fine… will have to have a closer look at that…

lotus hat

a quick project to use up some stash yarn. i had his left over from my effortless cardigan – and still have some more. maybe matching mittens coming up?!

pattern: lotus hat by uptownpurl. the pattern was nice and easy to follow. i love hats as instant gratification projects :) i like how the pattern still makes sense and looks nice when the decreases at the top of the hat start.

yarn: 1.5 skeins of stahlsche wolle big, worsted, 100% wool

needles: 3.5 and 4mm dpns

ravellenics medals:

newborn knits

our boy will be an autumn/winter baby so he needs a good choice of cosy hats and boots etc… so i whipped this up from only one skein of yarn i got from a girl from my choir. the skein didn’t have a lable anymore but it is about fingering/dk weight, feels very much like superwash merino, similar to lana grossa cool wool 2000. all that was knit with 3mm dpns.

patterns:

booties: oh! baby baby booties by judy nemish. i used babylees mods in her ravelry project though to knit the booties in one piece.

hat: welcome to the world newborn hat by nona

mittens: wee baby mitts by christine vogel

booties, hat and mittens:

grey waves

i totally fell in love with this yarn when i saw it at a stall at the schwabsburger wollfest in june 2012. it has rayon, tencel and angora and is just unbelieveably soft! a lady at this stall had knitted the „wellen in pink“ pattern with it, which i hadn’t seen at ravelry yet, but which looked perfect in combination with this lush yarn.

so it was settled: i bought two skeins of filace lucca, looked up the pattern at ravelry and started knitting the same day!

this is the result which was gifted to my boyfriends mum as a birthday present.

pattern: wellen in pink by sue berg. easy enough to knit in front of the television but exciting enough to keep you from getting bored. perfect. i cast on 79 sts and knit 13 pattern repeats in total. one skein was about enough for 8 pattern repeats.

yarn: filace lucca, 60% rayon / 25% tencel / 15% angora.

it is great to knit with and increadibly soft and cosy on the skin. only downer was that it is really fussy (because of the short staple length of the angora i guess) and my complete front was covered with lint when i knit. i made sure always to have a lint roll nearby, otherwise i would have spread angora hair all over our flat!

needles: 3.5mm i think – didn’t write it down :(