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Brown&Blue Dryer Balls

100% wool felted dryer balls in a combination of blue and brown merino single-ply chunky yarn. Average weight 1.5 ounces. Unscented. $5 each – choose up to 3 in this colour.

All my dryer balls have been washed in hot water at least three times to ensure great felting. Any loose dye will also have been washed away in this process.

Throw a few dryer balls into your dryer to fluff your clothes and reduce drying time without the noise of polypropylene or tennis balls. You can add a drop or two of essential oils to your balls and let dry before throwing them in to lightly scent your load of laundry. Most people find that the more dryer balls they use (up to 8), the more effective they are, but as a good friend says, some are better than none!

Natural Dryer Balls

Made from vintage natural (undyed beige colour) 100% wool. $5 each.

These come unscented so you can choose an essential oil of your own to add some fragrance if you prefer. All my dryer balls have been washed in hot water at least three times to ensure great felting.

Each dryer ball weighs approximately 1.5 oz.

Throw a few dryer balls into your dryer to fluff your clothes and reduce drying time without the noise of polypropylene or tennis balls. You can add a drop or two of essential oils to your balls and let dry before throwing them in to lightly scent your load of laundry. Most people find that the more dryer balls they use (up to 8), the more effective they are, but as a good friend says, some are better than none!

Devil Hat (order)

Any size from newborn to adult available by custom order (I will require a head circumference measurement).

Pumpkin Hat (order)

 

Any size from newborn to teen available by custom order (I will require a head circumference measurement).

Pink Pixie Bonnet (6-12mo)

6-12 months sized Pixie Hat knit in 100% alpaca with a vintage button. Hand wash/air dry if required. Height from bottom of strap to top of hat is 6.25″.

Bubble Hat (12-18mo)

Turquoise Bubble Hat

This lighter-weight topper is knit in a very soft 100% saturated turquoise wool. It has been washed with organic wool wash with a small amount of lanolin to boost the softness. Circumference: 16″ unstretched, Height: 11″

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Teachers Gifts 2014

Somehow this year I got suckered into creating three teacher gifts. They were worth it though – three caring women helped make Grade 3 a success for my daughter.

For her homeroom teacher who has lovely blue eyes – a blue Tiger Lily Cowl knit in Berroco Vintage.

Tiger Lily Cowl

Tiger Lily Cowl

For her most awesome LST, a crocheted Mini Market Bag in reclaimed sari silk. I wish I could have captured the colours properly on this bag – it was so vibrant.

Flat

Flat

Stuffed

Stuffed

 

Hanging

Hanging

And finally for the great English teacher she’s had for two years, Tree of Life fingerless mitts in KnitPicks Swish DK. I’ll be making more of these for sure – they knit up very quickly and they look amazing.

Front and Back

Front and Back

MsR2

Close-up

Another year in the books. Now I have a great summer with both kiddos planned, and in the fall, Grade 4 and JK *sniff!*.

Mousie Longies – Medium SOLD

This little mouse is sold!

Mousie 4

Little Mouse

Mousie is knit in organic super-soft merino from Purewool. Purewool is hard to get now so these will not be replicable. Purewool is some of the softest merino I’ve felt – great for sensitive little kiddos. The longies feature an elastic waist and seed-stitch cuffs.

I found a little long-sleeved tshirt in size 6mos from Carter’s. The colours coordinate really well with the Purewool and the little mousie on the longies is chatting with his friend on the tshirt.

Mousie 3

With the t-shirt

The measurements on the longies are
Hip: 20″

Rise: 17″

Inseam: 8″

The tshirt is included with the longies. The longies have been washed in lanolin-rich Eucalan, and can be lanolized before I mail for no extra charge.

Mousie 5

Back view

Child’s 3-cornered hat

This 3-cornered jester-style hat is knit in woodsy shades of olive yarn. It has a some minimalist embroidery embellishment on one side inspired by the bare trees outside my window and features a rolled brim. The yarn is a 50/50 wool/acrylic – soft but still warm, and with a very slight fuzziness to it.

Circumference: 18.5″ unstretched.

Height: 7.25″

Snow Princess Hat

Child’s Snow Princess Hat

This gorgeous hat features light turquoise 100% new wool with a sparkly “fur” trim and some hand embroidery. It is taken from Cosette Cornelius-Bates lovely book Knit One, Embellish Too: Hats Mittens and Scarves with a Twist (love this designer!).

Circumference: 18″ Height: 4.5″

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