Sunday, April 23, 2017

Anne of Avonlea


After reading Anne of Green Gables, I fell in love with Anne. I started reading the next book, Anne of Avonlea. Although I have not finished the book, I did like one of the scenes from the book. This is all about Anne selling Mr. Harrison's cow thinking that it's her's and then repenting it at leisure.
Mr, Harrison had warned Anne to make sure that her cow does not go to his farm and ruin his crops. However, Anne's cow does not behave herself and still goes to Mr. Harrison's farm to eat those vegetables and other things growing in his farm. So Anne, locks her cow inside the cow shed to make sure that her cow does not come out.
When Anne sees her cow grazing in her Irate Neighbor's farm, she is surprised that her cow has broken the door of the shed and come out. She also gets annoyed with her cow and decides to sell it. After she sells the cow and gets back home, she realizes that her cow is still in the shed and by mistake she has sold Mr. Harrison's cow. Since, Anne's cow is so identical to Mr. Harrison's cow this misunderstanding happens.
Anyway, Anne decides to bake a cake and give it to Mr. Harrison and tell this terrible news.
Although, he is a terrible outspoken old fellow, he invite's Anne, smiling sheepishly, and accepts the cake and the money that was earned by selling the cow. He puts on a kettle and they both enjoy a warm and nice cup of tea.
I love tea parties! This is a lovely chapter, this chapter can become a short story itself. I made these out of felt. This project was simple, yet enjoyable!
Below is the photo with a letho effect.
I am looking forward to make more scenes like this.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Origami West Corp team.


I made this Origami version of our team. My supervisor quit, inorder to join another company and I thought of making something, that is thoughtful and memorable.

So, I got this idea of making a portrait of our team in an origami version. I learned to make these paper dolls from Origami Maniac. It's a great website to learn origami. There are so many beautiful projects.
I included the names of all the teammates, so that my supervisor can remember our team for ever 😃

Wilfred Toadflax


I finished making Wilfred Toadflax, another character from Brambly Hedge.

Wilfred and his brother and sisters live in the hornbeam tree. Wilfred has a habit of getting into scrapes and his father often has to confiscate his catapult.
Primrose Woodmouse loves to explore with her good friend, Wilfred Toadflax.
I enjoyed sewing him. Hope to sew other characters from Brambly Hedge as well!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lola and her little doll.


Lola is so glad to have her little doll as her companion. She always plays with her doll. She enjoys dressing up the doll as Lola's mother has knitted so many outfits for the doll. She carries the doll wherever she goes. You will not find anybody else who cares so much for their dolls as Lola does....
The pattern for Lola is taken from Dolly times, Lavender sachet doll, which is a free pattern and it's available in Love Knitting. The tiny doll is not handmade, I purchased it from a craft store. Although I am planning to knit a similar tiny doll soon....
Happy Crafting!

Primrose and her teddy..


Finally, Primrose's teddy is ready. She is very happy to play with her toy..

I am now about to make her best friend Wilfred Toadflax...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Anne of Green Gables

I just finished reading Anne of Green Gables, by LM. Montgomery. I loved the book so much that I ended up knitting Anne Shirley. I used the lavender sachet doll pattern from Dolly times. It's a free pattern.

This little orphan girl is all set to spend her rest of her childhood in this Green Gable house. All though Marilla Cuthbert, is reluctant to keep her in the beginning, Mathew Cuthbert convinces Marilla to keep Anne and Marilla is quite glad that she kept Anne (spelt with an 'e')

Anne, loves Avonlea and this Green Gables house! She has a great time here and enjoys her school days and she meets Diana Barry, who becomes Anne's bosom freind. They love each other very dearly!

Anne's carpet bag was made accedentally. I wanted to make a proper straw hat, since Anne wears a straw hat, a simple dress and carries an old carpet bag with her. She is an orphan and obviously she has to look simple.
I copied the pattern for a straw hat from  Jean Greenhowe's book 'The scare crow family'. Sally the wife of Sam wears a beautiful straw hat, I made that by reducing the stitches to fit Anne, since Sally is a big doll, but in vain. The hat was still big for Anne. I was disappointed that my efforts went to dogs. But, suddenly it flashed that, the hat can be converted into a bag, just it needed a handle, and there the bag was ready! It was a blessing in disguise, since I was breaking my head how to knit a carpet bag, just like that I found the solution. What about the hat? I used the same pattern that was written for lavender sachet doll.
I am very happy with the outcome! I am reading Anne of Avonlea, the second book in the series and I already liked a scene in one of the chapters. I am breaking my head about how to make that scene, hopefully I will be back with that scene soon...
Until then,

Friday, February 3, 2017

Primrose Woodmouse

I just finished making Primrose Woodmouse, one of the characters from Brambly Hedge. Primrose Woodmouse is the daughter of Lord and Lady Woodmouse. She lives in the Old Oak Palace. She is a lively small mouse and loves to explore with her good friend, Wilfred Toadflax.
If you look very hard amongst the tangled roots and stems of Brambly Hedge, you may see the small front doors and windows of the mice who live there. It is a busy, self-sufficient little community and although the mice work hard through out the year gathering food, cooking and preserving, improving their homes and using all the natural resources to the full, they still have plenty of time for fun.
The Brambly Hedge mice are established favourites with children all over the world. Toy designer Sue Dolman has collaborated with creator Jill Barklem and devised these easy-to-follow instructions and patterns to create some of the wonderful characters from the book. I am quite happy with Primrose.
Primrose has a favorite toy to play with. I am yet to make that. I will be back soon with her toy.
Until next........