March 25, 2011

Folded Owl

This is a great sewing origami!!!
I can see many uses for it: ornament, pincushion, cushion, ornament, "pendurico", etc.

You can customize the size you want by enlarging/reducing the template.

Free pattern: The pattern was originally published in a Japanese book (don't know which) but I found it HERE (Japanese Folded Owl).


TUTORIAL - How To Make:

1. Enlarge or shrink the template according to the size you want the owl.
   (Template A is the body of the owl and Template B is the belly.)

(click on the picture to enlarge)

2. Cut out pattern using 2 different fabrics.

3. Lay Template B (belly) over Template A (body), right sides facing each other, and sew the side of the smaller piece.

4. Fold the big triangle, pin and sew the other side of the small triangle all the way up to the top of Template A (big triangle).

5. Turn the owl inside out.

6. Put a pin at the top of the belly - just above the small triangle. Then stuff it well.
The more you stuff the cuter the owl will come out!
NOTE: Stuffing should not fill the area delimited by the pin – that is the owl’s beak and will be folded over the belly.

7. Make a seam at the bottom of what now looks like a "cone"! Tack with big stitches the bottom of the body and stuff some more.

8. Pull thread to close the owl. Tie firmly in a knot.

9. Remove pin and fold the top triangle. Sew the tip of the beak to the owl’s belly.

10. Sew the eyes - you can use buttons, felt circles, beads, safety eyes, etc.
(You can also add a beak made of a triangle of yellow or orange felt or embroider a beak.)

March 24, 2011

Little cute owl

This owl pattern is so simple yet so cute.
Free pattern: Owlets

YARN: Sedificada (Pingouin) - deep red
           Cristal (Pingouin) - beige
Hook: 4 mm (body)
          2.5 mm (beak)

The button eyes were "inspired" by Julie (Juleeque - Ravelry). :-)

March 23, 2011

Waterhouse Mitts

This is a test knit for pmcblonde - Ravelry.

YARN: Keamor (Pingouin) - beige and white
NEEDLE: US 2 - 2.75 mm (circular)

I'm having the chance to use my lovely tiny winny HiyaHiya bamboo circular needle for the first time!
It's a US #2 / 2.75 mm needle, just 9" / 23 cm long.

March 21, 2011

Cotton cloths

I made these spa cloths for a Ravelry friend - Spring Swap (MOHS)

Chinese Waves Dishcloth
CO 49 sts.
Cast-on and bind-off with size
7 needle.
Pattern worked with size 8 needle.

Cast-on and bind-off with size 7 needle.
Pattern worked with size 8 needle.

YARN: Barbante Esmeralda (São João) - 100% cotton yarn - 8/10
NEEDLES: US 7 - 4.5 mm and US 8 - 5.0 mm

March 16, 2011

Blades of Grass Fingerless Mitts

This was a test knit for katili (Katie Wagner) - Ravelry (always Ralvery!)
Pattern available: Blades of Grass

I just love these mitts!!! They are so neat and elegant.
My Ravelry project page.
The original pattern was fingerless but with Katie's concent I added a thumb gusset.


March 06, 2011

Carnaval 2011

Street party at Rua Sofia Veloso (Cidade Baixa) - Porto Alegre - RS.