From Scratch

I think the reason I like making things from scratch, as they say, is not because I think it makes something better or worthier or more ‘valuable’, but simply because it is satisfying and it makes me feel clever.

I love knitting clothes for myself, for Molly, for anyone really. I love that I can make actual woollen (or bamboo or cotton…) fabric using sticks and string. I love turning bits of cloth and material into useful new cushion covers and bags. I love mixing eggs and flour together, and by some kind of miracle, getting cake!

So. Here is last week’s round up of things that made me feel happy and clever because I made them from scratch:

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Needle cases for my shop, some little embroidered flowers that I turned into brooches for the next market I am going to, and a new Hedgehog toy for Molly from this great pattern.

I also made a little stack of colourful pin cushions for my shop:

IMG_0110You can find these new things right here if you are interested!

And now I am off to start on my new knitting pattern which was inspired by one of Molly’s tiny little feet.

IMG_0106I made this painted footprint from her 2 week old foot and thought it would be a lovely starting point for a little baby something. Stay tuned for more updates on that one!


About Charlotte Marjoribanks Designs

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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4 Responses to From Scratch

  1. kyred says:

    There is definitely satisfaction in making something with your own two hands. Great pics!

  2. Ooh these are al lovely! The needle cases are adorable and I can’t resist that little hedgehog!

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