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Knitted farm

I’ve come to really love making toys for my children.

And I like to imagine that the love I feel for my children ~ as well as the process of creation infuses the toys with love.
So when my good friend Carrie from Crafty Moms Share invited people to join a knitted farm swap, I simply could not resist!
Each of us knit ten squares ~ my square of choice was the knitted garden. We followed the instructions from Living Crafts {Winter 2008 & Winter 2009}.
After our squares were finished we exchanged them through Carrie, ending up with lovely fields of wheat, corn and oats.
A plowed field and veggie patch, as well as paddocks for sheep, horses and pigs.
And what would a farm be without a pond *smile*
Next I made some other squares, a path and a stream to bring it all together.
Oh, and of course the animals! Some horses, pigs, sheep, ducks and even a sneaky fox!
I also received some gorgeously crafted fences from Organic Kinder {do visit their lovely Etsy shop ~ so many beautifully handcrafted items!}.
And now my children have a beautiful knitted farm set that is a patch work of creations from people all over the world!
How lucky they are!


A true heirloom piece ~ thank you lovely friends for helping create this wonderful gift.


Little lambs

Since Christmas I have been on the crafting go-slow…
But of an evening, I am again feeling the itch to craft *smile*
I have really come to love hand sewing, I love that I can create in a short time…
…little animals that my kids will run off happily with the next day!
{they are small *wink*}
For these lovely little lambs I used the pattern in The Nature Corner
{it comes with three options for the lamb’s head position}
And now that I am coming to understand the construction side of things…
I’ve even come up with some patterns of my own
{more on that another day though!}

Oh and I have to share how much I adore rainbow thread…
It is just so jolly and smile inducing!
A big thank you to Aleta from Hinterland Mama for the gift of some *big happy smile*

Happy crafting