Saturday, July 31, 2010

Strawberries

I knitted this hat for Tanya who I think likes strawberries, well I know she likes strawberry hats anyway! It’s from a pattern which can be found here.


When I’m using different balls of wool on the same row, I prefer to weave the wool that I’m carrying across into each and every stitch at the back. It’s a bit more time consuming but I think it reduces the chances of puckering and gives a tidier finish on the inside.


This is the card I made to send with the hat. As I don’t have any strawberry paper or stamps, I used some strawberry fabric for the background. The sky was made by lightly applying broken china distress ink to white card and spritzing with water. I coloured the girl with markers and made her a little pair of knitting needles using pieces of cocktail sticks with beads attached to the tops. Then I rolled some darning yarn into a ball and knitted a couple of rows on the cocktail sticks.

Stamps (Hero Arts):- You’re the Best & Write Your Message

I'm submitting the card into the Card Style Fun and Cute Challenge at Moxie Fab World.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

20 comments:

Jess said...

Oh so cute! I love the strawberry hat, and the strawberry fabric is really detailed! How do you stick yours down?

donna mikasa said...

Oh, this is such a cute gift! The strawberry hat is adorable and the matching card is just perfect! Love her knitting needles! Have a great weekend!

Patricia said...

Omg is so beautiful I love it.I do not sew I will try to convince my mother to make me one for my second daughter to be born in October is very cute lol

Heather Maria said...

Thanks Jess, Donna and Patricia for the lovely comments - I really appreciate them. Jess I used either a Pritt Stick glue stick or double sided sticky tape to attach the fabric - sorry I can't remember which I used this time! I didn't do it in this case, but often I will add stitching for extra hold.

Suzanne C said...

Tanya loves the hat and the card!!! THe knitting needles were the cutest little touch!!!! As well as the strawberry fabric background. What a fantastic gift package that we had in the mail! Thank you Heather!!!

Nancy said...

This is the cutest hat and card, Heather! Just adorable. What a great gift!

Lin said...

You are so talented, Heather! What a wonderful presentation this gift makes! Such a unique idea to add the needles and a bit of knitting to your card! Amazing!

Rosemary said...

oh my goodness, heather! that hat is just too stinkin' adorable.. if i wore hats, i would definitely wear that one!!! and your card, soo cute!

jintyoo7 said...

Amazing Heather!!! How on earth did you manage to knit using cocktail sticks - just too too clever :)

Dawn said...

How cute is that Heather!!! What a lovely hat and your card is too cute by half.

Diana said...

Super fun. Thanks for sharing. Loads of new cards on my blog. www.designsbydiana.typepad.com

Monika Reeck said...

super cuteee card dear and the strawbery HAT is so fun....you are very creative Woman Heather...hugs

Tiffany said...

Super cute hat and I LOVE the details on your darling card, strawberries and luscious red are so yummy for summer time!

Jenny said...

Sooo cute love this!! Cute hat!! :) :) :)

Trinh said...

OH MY, that has got to be the cutest card with the little girl knitting! You are TOO clever, Heather!

Cath said...

Hey Heather Maria! Thanks once again for entering the Let's Do Fun & Cute Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! You've been a very busy girl! :)

judy said...

Heather, your talent and creativity are amazing!
The strawberry hat is adorable and the card with
the girl knitting is just wonderful. I am sure
Tanya will treasure your gifts.

Carol Q said...

what a gorgeous hat and the card to go with it makes a wonderful present. certainly the receiver looked very pleased! I liked your idea of weaving in the wool - it definitely gives a neater finish.

AnitaRex said...

WOW! I just saw this on Suzanne's blog! She is soooooo lucky that you sent this for her daughter! What a gorgeous hat! I am jealous! And your card is adorable! I love her knitting! It looks so great! Great job!

Deirdre said...

So stunning. Love the card and the hat.

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