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…

 


auntie M.

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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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Sashiko inspired coasters

Me and staying up to date… it’s not really happening at the moment, it’s been way tooo much work, but I also need to remember that bills will not pay themselves, so can’t complain. I do love my job!

Sashiko inspited coaster

Here is what I made for my lovely friend, who appreciates hand made items for the home. Every time I visit her she offers tea… Sounds lovely, but she has such a variety of teas it always takes me forever to decide which one I’m going to have. Once I do, we enjoy lovely conversations at the table, sometimes with delicious cake…

But there was one thing missing… The coasters! You can just guess what my thinking was – great idea for a project for me and a hand made gift for my dear friend.

I just love the simplicity and the geometry of sashiko designs, so I looked up a few and eventually came up with these.

3 sashiko inspired coasters


Auntie M.