Making crowns and playsilks

Recently I resolved to spend less. Less on food. Less on books. And less on craft supplies. These are probably my main spending vices. But also things I really enjoy.

My wonderful friend suggested that I still allow myself to buy craft supplies but use them to create handmade gifts. That way I can still enjoy making and creating. And then I can give handmade.

I think this means I get to have my cake and eat it too!

So I’ve been knitting up gorgeous crowns in lovely vibrant 16 ply wool using this pattern. And dyeing my own playsilks ~ again in bright brilliant colours ~ using acid dye.

I’m pretty pleased with the results and hope the recipients are enjoying them! And who knows, maybe I’ll make enough to sell at the markets!

Happy days,
Kelly

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10 Comments

  • Reply Kim November 24, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Love those crowns. And I love your friends suggestion 🙂

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts November 24, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Thanks Kim, such a great item to knit up for pressies 🙂 And yes, so thankful to my friend for her suggestion!

  • Reply Jayne Marti November 24, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Love the crowns too – I am going to check out that pattern now!

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts November 24, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      It’s a fun pattern and the kids love their crowns – have fun with it Jayne 🙂

  • Reply Helen November 24, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Your silks and crowns look beautiful! In a similar scenario, I’m telling myself if I want to make something I have to use supplies I already have and make do (instead of searching for the “perfect” fabric for a particular project, or whatever it may be).

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts November 24, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Helen 🙂 and that’s great working through your stash! Although hard to let go of looking for that ‘perfect’ fabric isn’t it! I often get an idea in my head, and even though I have something that would work I go looking for just the thing – I must use my stash!

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  • Reply Sam January 6, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Hi,

    I’m new to the site and to the world of Waldorf. I have a question about the play silks. Do you buy the scarves or make your own. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks

    • Reply Kelly January 9, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Sam. I buy silk blanks and dye them myself. You can get the silk blanks and dye from Dharma Trading. Or you can buy ready made ones on Etsy 🙂

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