Elephants toys
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Toy elephants

Elephants toysMeet Ellie and Ollie!

Yes these toy elephants have names… I was visiting new twins at the beginning of this week and this was the present I made for them.

Are you wondering what happened with cute baby hats? Well, this was my initial idea, but their mum can knit very well and I’m more than sure they have plenty of knitted goodies.

The ears came out not as I expected, but I’m really happy with the contrasting colours and different textures, which will provide great sensory stimulation when the babies are a wee bit older and able to hold them. I’m sure there will be plenty of chewing…

Elephants toys

Here are the details…

And it all started with…

Elephant templateAs you can see I can’t draw very well and the picture hardly resembles an elephant, I’m lucky babies are too small to tell the difference…

 


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Recorder case

Recorder case

 

Recorder case

Custom order… something a little unexpected at his time, but here it is. You must wonder how it happened…

Well, I’m a member of a few parenting groups (because I work with newborn if I don’t create and knit and…) and groups that sell used items… and a question came up – can anybody make a recorder case for my daughter? So I simply answered saying that I can sew… OK, this case needed a little bit of designing put into it and in a few hours, well over a few days, as I had to work too (I love my job!), it made an appearance.

The final case is a little bit padded, so the recorder can sit in it safely and I’m happy to say I’ve got one very pleased customer who scooted to her recorder lesson with a handmade case and of course the recorder in it.

Check this out I even managed to put together a label for it.

Front…

Auntie Marta Studio label

and back…

Auntie Marta Studio label

 

Here is the case in it’s whole glory.

Recorder case

 

Looking for an item which you can’t find in Switzerland? Is it made out of fabric? I can sew…


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White baby hat
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White baby hat

White baby hat

I love knitting baby hats… You could say I keep on collecting them.

I don’t have photographs of all the hats I made, sadly, but there is still more to come. This white merino wool hat went to a tiny baby boy a few months ago. Yes, it was still before the summer… I’m just very slow writing anything and sharing the pictures.

Here is a little detail of the top…

Top of hat

 

I’m working on more hats at the moment and there is a reason behind it, so watch out for the next post! There will be a few hats for sale in the shop in different sizes for boys and girls. These hats make very special presents for baby showers or Christmas, any occasion is perfect… Everybody needs a snugly hand made hat when it’s chilly outside.

I’m always happy to take custom orders… Just contact me.

 


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Zip pouch

Zippy pouch

How many time have I looked for something small in my handbag? Way too many is the correct answer!

So one day I decided to make a small zip pouch that would just sit in a handbag and keep it tidy. I guess no woman ever said she had too many bags… This one went to my friend and I very much hope she enjoys using it.

 


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Key fob
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Twin cardigans

The evenings at the end of last year were rather long, so I had all the time in the world to look for a knitting pattern for my twin cardigans. I did not have much luck… You can call me picky, but I’ve been working with babies for over 12 years now and know same designs look extremely cute, but are utterly impractical for small babies. Finally I found this pattern which was a great inspiration.

Candy colours

Candy Baby Cardigan

Deep pinks and purples

Deep pink baby cardigan

I have to say the pink and purple one is my favourite. Even better they were a great fit when babies were 3.5 months old. I was thrilled I didn’t knit the cardigans in tiny newborn size, they would be way too small.


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