Friday, 29 August 2014

Digging around

....amongst some old photo files here and I found this, made almost six years ago for Grand daughter Mia, before I was blogging:

And this was the little sweater I knitted to go with it (or the other way round perhaps!) - Benjamin Bunny of course :)

Instead of trying to actually knit the design into the garment, I did Swiss Darning over the top of the knitted blank front- much more fun and a lot easier too.

The bunny stamp is still on my 'For Sale' page at the top of the blog - but I plan to remove stuff and post it onto a Facebook craft de-cluttering site shortly.

Di
x

22 comments:

Mrs A. said...

you reckon that was easier!!!! Hiding your light under a bushel there Miss. Hugs Mrs A.

Aquarius said...

Lovely little sweater and even better with a matching card. Neat Swiss darning!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your gorgeous sweater Di and your Swiss darning is amazing...lovely matching card too

Anne

vic said...

Aww I fell in love with the card then I saw the jumper!!!!!!! Amazing Di! Such a gorgeous card and jumper for a little one :)
Hugs
Vic x

Debs Willis said...

What a cute bunny jumper - love it!
Debs x

Jean Straw said...

What a lovely little jumper, You did a great job of the swiss darning, I'm not sure I would find that the easier option. i love the cute card to match.
Jean x

SARN said...

Adorable! xxx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful sweater, Di. Your Swiss Darning is perfectly done. And the matching card is fab too. I bet Mia loved her matching pair :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

They are both adorable Di! :)

Hugs,
Em x
Creative Em

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a fab card and a beautiful jumper.
My there is a lot of hard work gone into that jumper, and your knitting is perfect.
You should join Erika in her Oldie for Friday with this.
You will find the link on my blog.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

mamapez5 said...

I just love this post. Memories came flooding in. I knitted that jumper for my Ben and he wore it to death! I knitted my design in though. Kate x

Jacee said...

Lovely card Diane, really like the gems you have added, your knitting is fantastic!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Our household has always been partial to the Beatrix Potter characters. My DD has a cabinet full of the Royal Dalton figurines. She was lucky enough to have a godmother who gifted her with one for every occasion. Your sweater is just amazing, as is the adorable card.

P.S. The camels have landed in PA. Thanks! They were only a tiny bit thirsty!

Sandra H said...

Awwww Di so adorable is the sweater and the card reminds me of myself with the peel offs its gorgeous xx

Kathleen said...

Oh I remember using those letter peel offs. Great card and love the jumper, very clever.

Kath x

Hettie said...

If I buy the wool will you make me one please Miss? Maybe a chikkin one as well?
Great card and I just love that jumper!
Hugs
xx

MaryH said...

Both the card and the sweater are gorgeous. I don't know what some of the terms are, as I don't knit, but I love the way you've made the rabbits match each other. Bet the little one loved it too! TFS

scrappymo! said...

So sweet, I love that sweater...you are a good knitter. Nice tension and all that. Mine is rubbish so I had to pick a different hobby! lol
Sweet card to go with...that bunny is so adorable.

Anonymous said...

Bunnies are one of my favorite designs. These are beautiful.
-Steph's Stamping Studio

Carol L said...

What a great card and sweater!! You knit so beautifully, and although I have no clue what Swiss Darning is, this image looks as if it was knit right into the sweater! So cute, and I'm sure she's outgrown it by now too!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--that sweater is so darling! I admire people like you who can make things like this! Love the sweet card, too!

Barb said...

I've just found this via Jane's blog. What a gorgeous little jumper. I'm really impressed with the Swiss Darning. Something I've never tried. I used to be a very keen knitter back in the 60s and 70s. Barbxx