Monday, 23 January 2012

Second attempt to foil the pwchas

Back again so soon i here you cry! well yes actually i have more to show you all from the world of the pixie smith:)

I shall once again try to upload the second felted scarf i wanted to show you earlier. I'm not sure what the gods of the internet connection are angry about but maybe now they have been appeased........

Hurrah! here we have an attempt at making a felt feather boa:) I know it's silly but i like silly or had you not noticed that yet

Another slightly too bright picture of my chest but i think you get the idea.

Next we have another of tiny owl knits inspired creations.... but then again not quite. On the tiny owl knits webpage there was a free knit pattern for some felted heart rings or heartfelt rings if you will!
Naturaly being one of Stephanie's fans i immediately downloaded the pattern then promptly forgot to read it being as i was in the middle of having to write lots of coursework. Not to be put off by a mear thing like not reading the instructions i crocheted on and came up with this...

Now i realise it isn't anywhere near as good as Stephanie's but it is my own and it looks quite sweet i think <3
the real thing can be found here
Finally because i said i would lets talk about hats

This hat in paticular:)

This i made last year just in time for Samhain and I am rediculously over the moon pleased with it. It comes from Erssie Major or Erssie Knits and cost me about £3.00 for the pattern. However there is a beautiful set of hat, gloves, and cowl to be made all in the same Los Meurtos style, and it can be found  here .

The entire website is worth a good gander because there is so much free stuff to be found alongside all the glorious patterns for sale. Love it my fae folk.

Thats all for now

Much love fairie folk
the pixie smith

Returned at last..........

Too long has it been since i could update this blog dear pixie followers:( All has not been well with the internet in the house of the pixie smith, but it seems subdued for now so i shall take the oppurtunity to upload some terrible pictures of the things i have been making......

Firstly we have this little felty/ crochet purse but probaly going to be used to carry knitting or crochet around in thing:)

Far from the best picture I know but i shall take some more soon and show you the lining too. This was my first attempt at felting a piece of crochet and it didn't really work too well. The stitches were too big to start with and i didn't try hard enough whaen it came to the felting process but i love the colour of the wool and i'm really pleased with the needle felted handle so not too bad all in all.

Next we have a felt scarf which became a birthday present for the lovely mandi.....

 I really wish i had taken a picture before i backed this because beause both sides came out really well if i do say so myself. I was going for a sort of tropical sea type affect? maybe? i don't know:)

Tee hee you can almost see my hand knitted samhain hat in the corner:) this was my first attempt at fair isle type knitting so well pleased. For this pattern try ravelry pattern here or go to erssie knits webpage here. May do a seperate post about this.... now back to the scarf...... 

Here we ahve the wonderful Mandi modeling her birthday present... but wait look at the mask she is also modeling!!!!!! sadly not one of mine but she has passed on the secret of how to make them so expect to see some here in the future!!!!

ok I have more to add but the pwchas in the telephone cables have returned so i shall post this and try again later

Much love fairie folk
the pixie smith