Creative Monday

monkey-shirt I redeemed my most-excellent-Mum status yesterday :giggle: ?! You know, it struck me that this creative streak I’ve been on lately is actually my equivalent of that ‘nesting’ thing other women get. I always thought it was a myth, or I’d been completely overlooked when they handed out the nesting gene. During neither of my pregnancies have I been overly interested in home improvements (aka “doing the baby’s room”) or excessive housework :yuk: But I realise now that at about this point last time I was going through a bit of a ‘make-stuff’ phase as well. Amongst other things, I made a squishy frog toy for Finn, and hand-stitched a felt counting-book, which he still adores. I’d better start thinking of something along those lines to make for Small.

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Finn has been wearing his ‘monkey shirt’ with pride today… it rapidly acquired yoghurt stains, but never mind that! He had complete artistic direction over that one – green with a monkey, please Mum! The orange one was more of an afterthought – I thought I’d have another try at the low-water immersion technique, but I never seem to get this exactly how I like it… I’m more of a control freak than this allows! The giraffe design was, um, nicked from the Internet somewhere (shhh), but the monkey is all mine :smile:

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And yes, there was also more floss dyeing :wink: And here’s part 2 of “Ask and ye shall receive”. I’m working on an 18-step colour spectrum from which you will at some point soon be able to purchase (with pastel shades to follow). The following 6 skeins have been evicted from the line-up. Not because they’re bad colours, but because they were too close to others I already had. So… six of you lucky ducks get to grab a freebie. All you need to do is comment below – mention which colour you’d like (so that commenters below you know what’s been taken) then email me your address and I’ll have it in the mail asap. Easy!
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Vital info: Skeins are 6 meters in length, as I’m keeping a portion for my records. To avoid confusion, let’s call them (left to right): magenta, purple, blue, green, orange, red (which is actually more of a dark orange). The purple does have some slight smudges of blue in places… let’s call that a Finn original!

PS. Forgot to add, it was pointed out to me by two someones that the Caron heart can be found here. Enjoy!

6 Responses to Creative Monday

  1. I will take magenta! I am so fascinated with your thread dyeing I am tempted to try it myself. Maybe after I get finished with our current home renovation project. Only so much I can handle at one time, right?

  2. I would love the red one! Your dyeing is just beautiful. I’ll email you my address…let me know if you’d like anything in return (such as more white floss to dye!).

  3. Oh my gosh, are you kidding me? I’m beside myself! A Melanie hand-dyed for my very own! :) I’ll take the purple, please. :D You are such a sweetheart!

  4. Melanie, I love what you did with Finn’s shirts – they are wonderful!!

    If it still available could I have the Blue floss – it is just gorgeous – well they are all gorgeous, I’d like to see what you come up with for your “retail” stock. All the best for that venture.

  5. Oh Oh Oh I’m #5 I’m #5

    green please :giggle:

  6. #6 Reporting in! I love them all, so leftovers sound good to me :)