Well it seems an age since I did a post on my most recent projects.
While visiting my parents I knitted a couple of sweaters with matching berets for Sasha and a dress for Schoenhut Miss Dolly (or others).
I have teamed the sweaters with a corduroy skirt with little working pockets.
The wool was a lovely yarn I bought while in New Zealand called 'Zealana Performa Kiwi Fingering' and is made up of a mix of NZ Merino, Possom and Organic Cotton. It has a nice soft feel and drapes well.
This outfit is available to purchase for £31.50 plus postage either direct from me here or from my Etsy Shop (later today hopefully) My model Maddison and her boots not included.
The second sweater and beret set also teamed with a corduroy skirt is also knitted with Zealana but this time in a lilac colour.
This outfit is also available to purchase for £31.50 plus postage either direct from me here or from my Etsy Shop (later today hopefully) My model Maddison and her shoes and socks not included.
A variation of a favourite pattern of mine, this dress was also knitted while away. This dress will also fit Sasha, but I have made it longer than most prefer as I was looking to make the length more suitable for Peggy Sue and other Schoenhut dolls.
While in New Zealand I managed to have a few days away with my friend in Whangarei. To my delight we came across a Quilting and Patchwork shop! This shop 'Country Dawn' was a fabricholics delight.
There it is across the river...
It was a huge shop - one of the biggest I have seen dedicated to all things quilting and patchwork with such a huge selection. How I would love to live close to this! Perhaps not such a good idea though as it would probably severely dent my wallet.
A wonderful selection of Kiwiana fabrics, some of which I selected to purchase for some new upcoming projects.
Lots of colours patterns and fabric goodness to delight all palettes.
There were completed patchworks on the walls.
Very beautifully done.
They hold quilting and sewing classes here as well for all levels and tastes.
So what did I get?
A fairly small collection really as I didn't have a lot of funds to spare and as such was quite selective.
The two fabrics on the far right I actually purchased at the Stone Store in Kerikeri and they are a gift.
The buzzy bee fabric is currently out of production so I grabbed what was left.
The others are fabrics I haven't had before with the exception of two. I am looking forward to being inspired by these.
I also bought some lovely wool in another fabulous shop 'NZ KnitnStitch' I discovered when attending a knitting group meet up. Some more lovely Kiwi made wools.
I have already teamed some of these with some of the fabrics bought....
Yarn and fabric inspiration inspired by New Zealand.