Wednesday, October 30, 2013

For Doctor Who and hexipuff fans!

Time for an update before this long weekend!

Doctor Who fans (aren't we all impatiently waiting for this 50th anniversary show?!) we've been thinking of you this week: Tardis, Daleks and even K-9 are around in our Etsy shop now!

Doctor who fanart tardis dalek k9 watercolor painting

You can also find them on gift tags among the huge amount we've stocked up recently.

handmade gift tags with watercolor painting

Finally, let me show you my hexipuffs at last joined into a little cushion...

hexipuffs joined into a cushion

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lace shawl, mail and drawings...

This week has been crazy busy, so I think time has come to look back on all what happened.

1. I finished my Mermaid's Song shawl. It's so lacy it was hard to take a proper picture. I'm still not a big fan of lace knitting, I think I'll never be (even if I love this shawlette!). It'll probably be a while before my next lacy project.

mermaid's song shawl lace shawlette bamboo yarn

2. I got the November issue of Simply Knitting in the mail: not only does it come with a huge wooden button...

simply knitting 113 november 2013 magazine

But it came with the best surprise ever: my Heatwave Hippo is featured inside!

heatwave hippo alan dart feature in simply knitting magazine

3. I've listed some new artwork in my Etsy store: I continued the astrology series with Sagittarius and Pisces...

astrology art drawing sagittarius pisces

... and completed this adorable elephant nursery wall art!

nursery wall art elephant drawing mandala decor

And this is it for this week, wish you all a great weekend, trees are getting beautiful with their Fall colors here!

strasbourg esplanade rue de copenhague fall tree colors

Monday, October 21, 2013

Giveaway winner and Harry Potter stuff.

1. I hope you all had a great weekend. Time has come to announce the winner of the giveaway. It's Enrica C. who has been chosen by the random number generator and who wins the $25 gift card. Enrica I've sent you an email with the attached gift card, I hope you'll have fun shopping in my Etsy shop. Anyone else, thank you so much for entering and I can already tell you there's going to be another chance in the future!

2. To all Harry Potter lovers out there, I've listed a bunch of artwork with the most adorable elephant going to Hogwarts!

harry potter inspired art cute elephant watercolor painting aceo atc cards

3. I've started the sleeves of my NEWT sweater this weekend for the HPKCHC: I want to keep some elements a surprise until it's finished so you'll only get a close-up picture today:

stockinette stitch variegated yarn sweater sleeve close up picture

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Zodiac signs astrology art.

It's been a while since my last post. It's this time of the year when you can't show off your knitting too much because you're knitting Christmas presents and the lucky receivers read your blog. It does not mean my needles didn't come in use.

What I can show you as long as they haven't found a new home are those astrology art drawings. Each one represents a Zodiac sign. So far I have 6 done. If yours isn't listed yet in my Etsy shop, don't worry: it will come soon.

Also don't forget to enter the giveaway, last days to take your chance!

zodiac signs astrology art color pencils drawing

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lace shawl on the needles!

If you're a long time reader of this blog you can't have missed this yarn disaster story (and you probably had a good laugh)! After hours of untangling over 1000 yards of lace weight bamboo yarn I didn't even want to see it anymore. Until rencently when I've decided to cast on a shawl with it:

mermaid song unofficial harry potter knits 2013 interweave in progress

The pattern is Mermaid's song from the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits booklet. It starts with the border. I'm half the way and it looks like it's going to come out pretty wide. Can't wait to get it finished but it goes slooowly.

Also if you haven't seen it yet, I remind you there's a GIVEAWAY running now, don't miss it!

Here are some gift tags I've just listed and you may get with your prize...

handmade gift tags christmas birthday new baby

Friday, October 4, 2013

Giveaway: get ready for Christmas!

Christmas is in a little over 2 months, and I'm sure a little help to get those Christmas presents would be welcome!

I offer you a chance to win a $25 gift card to my Etsy shop!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Here are a few of the latest listings for the holiday season:

original drawing christmas art

Have fun and good luck!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hexipuff madness and other stuff!

1. It's been a while since I've started my hexipuff collection. But I want to maximize my points in the HPKCHC. So I make about 7 each month.

hexipuffs with duplicate stitch charts

Most of the duplicate stitch patterns can be found for free on Ravelry (excepted the Frankenstein), just browse hexipuff and you'll see a lot of ideas to embellish yours.

Collection to be continued in November, in the meantime there's some sweater knitting planned.

2. I took part in an envelope swap on Ravelry and got a fat stuffed one today from Rosalie in the US, thank you again.

3. My Etsy shop has been freshly updated, more art and I also relisted some older knitting patterns!
Here's an overview of the latest work:

christian art cards original drawings

And this is it for today, I admit there's been a bit to catch up: this week is pretty hectic!