New Forest Fairy Festival 2016

we had another lovely weekend at The New Forest Fairy Festival, lots of fun learning new skills with Gypsy Pyskeys, meeting great fairy’s and elfs, basking in the sun, and so much more, just the right spot to be in on such a lovely weekend

Most of our outfits were made by Peregrine’s Nest, …little fae fairy dress, skirt, trousers and yes that tail…

petle skirt

pic for faery ferlicity

When we were packing up the car my little fae drew this for fairy Felicity

hooping

hooping work shop Gypsy Pyksy

hooping sucess

double hoops

great fun hooping with Gypsy Pyksy’s

kitty tail

Lovely furry tail (made by me…trousers made by peregrine’s nest)

fairies

tree man

Lunch break
Lunch break

peddle power
peddle power

ribbon

ribbon fun

Ribbon fun

mermaid

fun on stilts
fun on banana boots!

uni cycle

snail race
snail race

woodland folk
woodland folk

pixie faery

people cleaners
cleaned with people cleaners

fairy wishing

hare
saying our goodbyes

wolf

new forest fairy Fest day
great weekend with fairies

Cheshire Cat Outfit

As you may know by now every year we go to 3 wishes faery festival to celebrate summer solstice, last year I made Peregrine a Cheshire cat outfit apart from the ears all items were worked in the round with a different amount of stitches.

I used some lovely fluffy yarn (stylecraft eskimo)

I made a tail

Cheshire cat tail

Some hand warmers

Cheshire cat hand warmers

Some legwarmers

Cheshire cat leg warmers

Some ears

Cheshire cat ears

And even some wings!

Cheshire cat wings

I really liked making this costume! looking back at this is making me excited for this years evend, I am currently working on costumes for this year 😀

Pirate Knitted Crossover

A few weeks ago we went to pirate day, we had lots of fun doing pirate things and doing treasure hunts, but it was cold, very cold, I wore a lovely shawl I knitted and some arm warmers, unfortunately none of us thought to take a photo of me!

We did however get to take a photo of my son wearing his knitted crossover!

I knitted one of these for the film “tell them of us” a WW1 film and we love them, I did a blog post about how they are good items to ‘grow into’

This is a really easy knit, all in garter stitch making it a great pattern for beginners.

What I hadn’t realised is how well this looks when it is part of a pirate costume!

pirate knitted crossover

It does fit down snuggly over his arms covering his shoulders but Pretzel boy had been flinging his arms around so it bunched up, he was happy with it that way though

pirate knitted crossover costume

Going back to last summer my little faery borrowed this when we were at the new forest faery festival, she was 4 and it fitted her really well, she chose to wear is a little differnly and this is another great way to wear it!

knitted crossover shawl

knitted crossover shawl a

as you can imagine it was hard to get a picture as she was on the go!

knitted crossover shawl b

I will be making her her own one of these, I have bought some lovely Rowan wool for it, but finding the time is a whole other thing!

 

Lost My Bloging Mojo

I have somewhat lost my knitting mojo, at the moment I am not sure what to blog about, I have not had a great month with health and family things, along with the usual EDS and the allergic reaction I had the other day. I have also had swollen gland doctor thinks it is an infection somewhere but my body it doing the right thing so just waiting it out for now.

All this time I have been knitting my colourful knit, I am loving it, although I do wish I did not have quite so many ends, seems to be a lot to tie in, I am about 75% through on this one, really happy with the colours but I am still not quite sure about it, I think it is one of those items that you are not sure about till the end!

Having said that I must be fairly happy with it as I am already thinking of making another one! Hopefully someone will want one…

colourfull festival knit b

colourfull festival knit c

The yarn I am using is really nice to knit with, it is a cotton and bamboo mix, I think I will have to track down more yarns with bamboo as it is really smooth and lovely to knit with. It’s really warm and almost comforting to knit, I think that it is giving me a happy feeling on dull days with thoughts of what is to come during the warmer months and on bright days it really is making me think of fun sunny bright days, the knit itself rather looks like the colours you may see on a lovely sunny summers day, on a day trip, I am looking forward to more days out 😀

I have found myself thinking about other knits I could make but have not noted them down yet, never a good idea as I forget till it is too late and have run out of time…. wander what will be next!

My Colourful Mystery Knit

We’ve had a busy week and weekend so not much knitting stitched here,

I have managed more on my colourful knit, I am liking the variegated yarn a lot

Here is my progress –

colourfull festival knit a

colourfull festival knit mix

Sewing Hero Costume For Children In Need

As some of you may know it was children in need yesterday, this is where the whole country comes together to donate money for children charities across the uk, the theme this year is super heroes, my son dressed up as The Doctor, this is great but he dresses like this most days!

the doctoe nov 2014

I did attempt to get him to tuck his shirt in but apparently this is how it is meant to be….humm not sure i would agree. This evening I raised the subject matter of how the waistcoat was too small now; he was having none of it despite him saying how he’d had it for so many years! The amount of times we have said he can’t wear it again! Well I have lost count, it is not like it is his only waist coat he has quite a few more. I have to say though for a child’s item that you wouldn’t expect them to wear much it has lasted well. It has been put through a lot and stood up to the test of time!

What I really wanted to write about is this ‘Super Girl’ outfit, we asked my daughter what super girl wears so she reeled off; a skirt, a bag, a belt and a bracelet, this was already on top of a cape which is a given!!

I knew I could not knit this one up in a few days, and my sewing ability is not what it used to be, so sewing has been handed over to my husband. He has done a few simple sewing items but never a big outfit like this, and we had to use all up cycled items as we only had items in the house.

This is what he sewed up

super girl nov 2014

I cannot say how impressed I am, although my husband knows he has a long way to go till he is making fine garments this is an amazing attempt at something that is quite complicated, and his first time at anything more than patching up things. Sewing Hero Costume For Children In Need

So he deserves a very big well done, I can’t wait to see what is next!

I knitted up the bag, my daughter chose the colours as we knitted, letting me know just how much and in what order, and the sash was made with the scraps I had in my box, I loved working on this with my husband and my daughter. She loved her outfit and loved being a part of it, helping to choose how it was made, and when asked who made it she very proudly announced ‘Daddy’ 😀

centenary stitches

You may have heard me mention the pattern book for the items I have been knitting recently, this is for the film ‘tell them of us’ many people have put a lot of work into this pattern book and it looks like it is going to be fab!

There are loads of pictures to look at and loads more have just been added, just a taster of the knits that you will be able to knit up yourself have a look for your self in this lovely Gallery.

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