handmadebysoo is grateful to ‘K’ for her very kind comments on receipt of the patchwork, quilted table runner she has just purchased. The runner is made from vintage upholstery fabric samples. The patches are hand placed, the hearts are hand sewn. The border is in brand new gingham fabric and the runner is embellished with hand stitched vintage buttons. ‘K’ writes: It’s arrived this morning. Thank you very much. I love it. It’s even nicer than the pic. Best wishes from a very happy customer.
More handmadebysoo table runners and other hand sewn items are available on ebay from time to time.
The next Dr Who scarf is complete and for the first time I have followed the alternative colour scheme to create a replica scarf as worn by actor, Tom Baker, in the role of The Doctor in the later series.
I’ve been turning out my cupboards and came across some much loved vintage pullovers. When the children were small and time was short, I tended to buy ready made knitwear. These examples are a complete give-away of their era and the owner’s love of quality knitting and design. I’m really not sure that I’ll ever wear these lovely pullovers again, so maybe it’s time to say goodbye and pass them on to someone knew to appreciate them. So what shall I do? List them on eBay or hang on to them?
This was such a summer favourite of mine. From Next, made from a strong cotton mix yarn, it was so easy to wear with a pair of jeans and, after a picnic or a fun day out at the seaside, just throw into the washing machine. I loved the design so much I actually knitted the children a mini me version each.
This one is vintage Marks and Spencer knitwear, in more muted autumnal shades. The same wear-ability, perfect for a young mum dealing with sticky fingers!
And finally … vintage Marks and Sparks again, a real picture knit. Somehow I just can’t find it in myself to part with this one. The colours are so perfect and the fabric has a silky feel. One more outing this summer, perhaps?
This innocent looking little knitted monkey may be perfectly sweet, although his close cousin has reportedly caused an otherwise bold and brave kitten quite a lot of trauma. Created entirely from leftover oddments of yarn, this cheeky chappy will, I hope, bring someone a great deal of joy.