Sunday, 10 October 2010

Pass The Book: October's Adopter and a Layout

So, today's the day I make the draw for the first adopter of October's book Creative Wildfire by L. K Ludwig. While I'm off doing that, here's something I made earlier:


My layout inspired by the book. I had set out my paints, ready to try an art journal page, when this photo pinged into my inbox. Just as I had run out of small boy pictures. I put some paint on a page, tried some doodling around the edge and hand cut some letters. But that wasn't enough, I still wasn't feeling the "creative wildfire"..until I looked at his hat, thought about the leftover wool and thought - I'll try knitting some bunting.


It was really quick to do, and it's a bit of added colour and fun (it could look completely different though - what about cream for a soft and sweet baby page?). I used 4ply on 2.25mm needles.
  • Cast on 1 stitch
  • Row 1: Inc (2 stitches)
  • Row 2 Purl
  • Row 3 Inc into both stitches (4 stitches)
  • Row 4 Purl
  • Row 5 Inc, K2, inc (6 stitches)
  • Row 6 Purl
  • Row 7 Inc, K4, inc (8 stitches)
  • Row 8 Purl
  • Row 9 Knit
  • Cast off
And that's it. Oh, wait there is more. I've made the draw and the first adopter is...

...Carmen from Whoopidooings. Drop me an email with your address Carmen and I'll get the book off to you as soon as I can. I hope you enjoy it!

And, finally. I can't leave today without mentioning the 10th of the 10th 2010. Are you scrapbooking it?

24 comments:

Amanda said...

I love the knitted bunting great finishing touch. Do you know I hadn't even realised about the date!

Enjoy the book Carmen.

humel said...

Ah, gutted..... ;-)

Well done Carmen :-) And Sian, I love your layout xx

Karen said...

Another creative touch to your layouts! Love it.

Melissa said...

Great page - all the elements work perfectly together. I really like the doodled border!

Karen said...

Lovely arty page. Your bunting is just a stroke of genious.

alexa said...

The bunting is the perfect addition and lovely of you to share with us how to do it, too. Your doodled border is a great touch!

scrappyjacky said...

Great page,Sian....and love the idea of using the bunting on a baby page.

Deb said...

Love, love, LOVE that knitted bunting! You are just so clever, Sian! xo

Ruth said...

I'm echoing Deb when I say I LOVE that bunting! You are such a talented lady. x

Heather said...

love the knitted bunting! fab idea :) hadn't really thought about the date but just been pottering around all day so nothing worth scrapping anyway

Carmen said...

Oooooooooooh love the painty, painty knitted goodness on this page! That bunting is fabulous! Can I ask how you store your pages that are very 3D like this?

Ooh thank you so much, I shall email you my addy in a minute. I've been wanting to get ionto art journalling for ages but just not been able to find the shove I needed. Thanks Sian :)

the green gal said...

Sian, your knitted bunting is just wonderful, I love it!

Maria Ontiveros said...

The bunting IS great, but so is everything else - the hand cut letters,the paint, etc. It gives the whole page a unique and awesome feel!
Rinda

Becky said...

Love your knitted bunting :) thanks for sharing how to make it.

furrypig said...

wow the knitted bunting is amazing great Lo. Enjoy the book Carmen xxx

Denise said...

Love that knitted bunting and I hope you and hubby are enjoying your champagne :-)x

Beverly said...

Love the knitted bunting and the painting of your handcut letters...looks awesome!

Amy said...

Knitted bunting! What will you think of next? It is divine - I love it!
Congratulations to Carmen, she will enjoy that book I am sure.

My book has arrived - I'm having trouble emailing you at the moment.

darkpoetess said...

wow, LOVE that knitted bunting. it might just be a small enough project for me - the beginner knitter - to try.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Wow! What a light bulb moment that was!!! A great idea...I may have to steal it for a LO soon!!! With your kind permission of course...which I'm assuming will be forthcoming as you gave us the instructions, but hey...it's worth checking!!!

Congrats to Carmen...enjoy the book!

Jana said...

I love your banner. So cool of you to knit it. Wonderful idea.

scrapchick said...

That is so cool Sian! Really makes the page - great job!

Congrats Carmen!

Sandra said...

You really have the most creative mind :) no one else would think about knitting bunting ... how amazing are you? I love it

Emily Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness - that knit bunting is fantastic!

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