Monday, 26 November 2012

More Handmade Christmas

This isn't the first time I've knitted a strawberry clock, but this is the most flamboyant yet!  (See the other two here)


It's for my mother.  Since she retired, she's taken up watercolours and has the most gorgeous garden studio to play in.  It's painted the prettiest shade of duck egg blue, full of natural light with a glass desk and a wonderfully soft rocker in the corner to curl up in.  Surrounded by the garden with its flowers and feathery visitors, it's a heavenly place to be.


To be honest, it's not a place where time matters, but she's loved my previous knitted clocks so it's time for one of her own.

I've knitted it in sumptuous yarns - angora, alpaca and crocheted flowers in pure wool.  The white strawberry flowers are cotton just for a little ping.  Ribbons and diamante butterflies fill the gaps and add a little more interest.


So easy to make this with love.  The whole process is a joy.  The socks I'm currently knitting for my father take more willpower to weave happy thoughts into - thin yarn, tiny needles and endless repetitive rows!

Entering into the Faux or Real Stitching challenge - Anything Challenge Blog

I've also made hmmm...it started out destined to be a tag, but I actually rather like it on its little easel as just a Christmas decoration.  My starting point was the Kraft challenge - I've not tried using promarkers on this medium before.  I've used the most basic of Kraft products, the humble brown paper packaging.  The beauty of using this meant I could cut a sheet of it to go through my printer.  As I have an Epsom, it naturally objected to this and I had to stick it to a sheet of copier paper to get it to run through.


The Angel caroller digi stamp is from Dearie Dolls, coloured with promarkers and a white pencil.  I added papers printed from various Serif digikits, a wooden snowflake, ticket sentiment and a string and ribbon bow.  There's distress inked edges on more or less everything - I love the stuff!  Marvel at my restrain of not adding feathers this time - it was hard, I do have some pale brown ones....

Entering into the following challenges:

Colouring on Kraft - Passion for Promarkers
Don't be a square - Totally Gorjuss
Singing/and or Dancing - I love Promarkers
Use 2 or more Patterned Papers - Divas By Design
Snowflakes-Stars-Sentiment - Crafty Catz

Now...back to those socks!




10 comments:

  1. I love the card you made! It is so subtle in color and perfectly adorned! And that knitted strawberry clock...I have never seen anything like that! It is just the sweetest thing! You make beautiful treasures. So glad I got to see them.
    mary ellen
    dearie dolls digi stamps

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  2. Love your colouring on Kraft, I think your project would work well as a decoration or a tag. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week.
    Natx

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  3. gorgeous card

    thanks for joining us as Passion For Promarkers this week

    Jen xx

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  4. Great card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ proMarkers.
    xx

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  5. WOW i adore your clock project, very creative!!
    Love your tag....well!! what ever you have made it into it looks brill and thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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  6. Lovely card and thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz with our stars snowflakes and sentiment challenge

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  7. Gorgeous card, love that image. Really sweet. Thanks for joining us at TG this week. Love the strawberry clock, it looks fantastic.

    Kat x

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  8. Such a great card. I like the colors and love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That is a fabulous clock! Are you selling the pattern for it?

    Penny
    x

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