Last but not least, let me introduce you to the final two makers in the Handmade Christmas Giveaway - Greer from Typically Red and Jennie from A Little Vintage. Truly two of my favourite makers, Emerson is fortunate enough to own her own beautiful Bumpy Bonnet, and I recently had the pleasure of acquiring not only one of Jennie's free motion floral neck pieces, but a hand made Frieda Kahlo doll too. How I love our handmade community!
I'll be back tomorrow to draw the giveaway!
(winner can choose between the bumpy bonnet and pixie hat, in their choice of colour)
After nearly a decade of eager knitting, and years of dressing my long-suffering children head-to-toe in mama-made woollens, last year, encouraged by the wonderfully supportive bloggy community, I took my obsession to the next level by launching my own handmade business. Typically Red Knits is a little corner of woolly goodness where I sell vintage-inspired hand-knitted hats for babies and kids. Each day I get to indulge my love of beautiful yarns while coming up with ever more creative ways of slotting knitting time into my busy life. These days, the needles are never far from my hands. I've sent hats all over Australia and the world, from New York to Paris, London and Stockholm, Bergen and Barcelona, and the feedback has been wonderful. I'm bubbling over with new ideas and designs, and can't wait to take things to the next level in the coming year.
Jennie, of A Little Vintage makes one of a kind items - mainly from re-purposed fabrics.
Hand painted dolls, koalas, brooches and more recently neck pieces too.
Free motion sewing or 'drawing with the sewing machine' often finds its way into
Jennie's creative pursuits .. including the koala faces!
Tristen the koala is made from felted wool rug and cotton fabric. He has a free motion
sewn face, faux fur ears and a vintage necktie. He measures approx 15" and is stuffed
with soft, new, antibacterial, non allergenic stuffing made from recycled plastic bottles -
preventing at least 16 bottles from going to landfill!