Sunday, March 29, 2015

Just in time for Easter/Spring - The felt bunny ebook {giveaway!}

Hello, hello everyone! Some of you may have noticed my post on facebook about some adorable bunnies I am working on for my children's Easter baskets. I mentioned that you would have a chance to make then along side of me and here is your chance! My dear friend Marie of Knecht Ruprecht Waldorf Dolls has graciously offered to giveaway a copy of her new felt bunny ebook to seven of you! In Marie's words:
The easygoing step by step Ebook how to sew a simple Waldorf inspired Felt Bunny. Suitable for beginners. PDF pattern included. Some years ago, when my daughter was very little, I wanted to make one little felt bunny for her easter basket. I wanted this little bunny to be as simple and pure as possible and spent hours of drawing, sewing and trying to develope this pattern. It is very easy to sew and suitable for beginners. This little Bunny can be made from wool felt or Your worn out and repurposed felted wool sweaters. It can be stuffed with carded lambs wool. Its eyes are embroidered with cotton floss. The pattern included in this ebook can easily printed out in the original size or it can be enlarged on your own printer if you require a bigger size.
All You need to sew your own little Felt Bunny for your Easter basket is:
One small piece of wool felt or a piece of a felted wool sweater.
For one Bunny made from the original pattern printed out from this tutorial You will need about 21 x 24 cm ( approx. 8 x10 inch) of wool felt.
Cotton thread for the stitching You can use a sewing machine if You have one at hand or just hand sew the seam.
Cotton embroidery thread for Your Bunnies eyes
A printed copy of the included Felt Bunny pattern
A little bit of lambs wool stuffing
A sewing Needle
Sewing pins & Scissors
With the Ebook You will receive a detailed, professionally laid out ebook that includes:
 - Clear and easygoing step by step explanations on 18 pages with 36 photographs
- One template pattern for you to print and cut out

For a chance to win one of the 7 copies of this sweet ebook Marie is offering up, simply leave a comment on this post! If you would like an additional chance to win:
-post this giveaway to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or your blog
-“like” Knecht Ruprecht Waldorf Dolls on facebook
and please make sure to come back and leave me another comment letting me know you did so!

Please make sure you comment via intense debate and not via blogger on your phone. If you comment using blogger it gets deleted and cancels out all of the other comments in the process. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks for understanding!

We want you to get this in time to sew up before Easter so  comments will close on Tuesday March 31st and I will announce the winners within this post that night.

Good luck everyone! Thank you Marie!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

nothing more comforting

yellow bells Simpkin in the hammock hideaway Simpkin Who knew a cat would find a hideaway hammock comfortable?! nothing more comforting gypsy cold care tea + difussing thieves and peppermint my children made me soft throat lozenges (although i think they were really for them)
The children are all better and thankfully the stomach bug was kinder to each one it hit but now I am fighting a little something. My children woke me up this morning with some soft throat lozenges they made from the latest issue of Taproot (thank you, Mom!), although I think they really made them for themselves - they are quite yummy! I have been drinking gypsy cold care tea  and diffusing thieves and peppermint all day long, hoping to make this a short lived bug. Is it just me or is there nothing more comforting than the whistle of the tea kettle when you are under the weather?

In lieu of the post I had intended to write, I thought I would share a couple of knits I finished up in February and March. This will get a few things checked off on my list for the stash down KAL hosted by Andi over at My Sister's Knitter, too. I adore her blog. Have you checked it out? It's a huge inspiration and motivation for me to stick with my yarn diet. C's no slouch jane hat oh those big blues! First up is a Jane hat for C. After I knit myself, my niece and K one, C really wanted one, too. She chose some leftover yarn from Little L's 3rd birthday sweater but it wasn't quite enough to knit the whole hat. So, I began the decreases much sooner and she ended up with a no slouch version. She doesn't mind. L's milo L's milo L's Milo Little L got something as well. I felt badly about his fourth birthday sweater being much too big for him to wear so I used up the leftover yarn from the sweater and knit him up a quick milo.  Of course, he is still in his "I don't want to wear anything knitted, unless I need to dress nice for Mass" phase so he refuses to wear it. I was only able to snap those photographs above last Sunday as we were on our way to Mass. Little rascal. I haven't blocked it yet so it fits a bit wonky but I am hoping to get to that this weekend. Isn't the colorway dreamy? It's worn denim (tosh vintage yarn).
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