Festive Cheer

November 5, 2009

Quirky stocking stuffers

Merry Christmas Slug stocking stuffers

It’s Fireworks night here tonight which means it’s nearly Christmas! To help make Christmas very merry I’ve designed these knit slug stocking stuffers in berry red, Christmas tree green and snowy white.

You can get them individually, in sets of 3, 5 or 10. Each Merry Christmas Slug is individually trapped in its own cello bag with “Merry Christmas Slug Ho! Ho! Ho!” card topper. How cute tucked in a Christmas stocking?

Individually trapped

Trapped so they don't need wrapped

Two Lullaby Lily friends have already captured sets of 5 and 10. The lady who bought 10 is giving them to her slug-loving friend with the idea that they are used as tree decorations – how clever is that? When she mentioned her sweet idea I imagined them slithering around a Christmas dinner table, ew! Lovely.

I never thought of them as Christmas decorations.

Hello? Do I hear Martha Stewart calling?


Post Script: Hurrah! Lullaby Lily Merry Christmas Slugs featured in Etsy Gift Guide

Hearting You

January 17, 2009

Ah, Valentines Day is coming! Hearts and red flowers, marriage proposals and red knit pigs. Stop, wait! Knit pig? Mmmnn. Here is my first little ode to the Cupid bow this year – I Love You Valentine Pig who is all the lush, passionate colors of romance and is complete with a little gold heart pin on the tag.

Hearting you - the I Love you Valentine Pig

Hearting you - the I Love you Valentine Pig

No good stuffing

September 21, 2008

A friend gave me a link to what looked like great pure wool stuffing on ebay and even though I love the pure wool (sometimes even Merino) roving I get I thought I’d give this one a go.

Nope, don’t like it. Not using it. Immediately ordered a tonne of my gorgeous usual wool roving from my usual supplier at www.handmadepresents.co.uk. So I am waiting for stuffing. This has happened before – I knit up a storm in stuffing-less periods, it’s quite good really. I have today made a couple of adorable/disgusting Halloween Slugs in orange and black.

Who decides things like what colors represent what festivals. Like, why is Christmas all about green and red? Now giant supermarkets have decided (or was it us?) that Halloween is best represented by black and fluoro lime green and orange colors and occasionally a witchy-purple.

I’ve been knitting ghostly white slugs, black wizard slugs, orange and black slugs and bright pumpkin orange slugs in velvety chenille.


September 20, 2008

I have just knitted 4 black cats for Halloween. Two are in black satin ribbon and black velvet chenille yarn, one in a black chunky ragged chenille with a pale silver sparkle through it (which sounds Halloween hideous but is instead delicious!) and one in black velvet chenille yarn double thickness.

I haven’t yet sewn and stuffed them but I can see already they will be adorable. So one stays home, one to the best friend and at least one for LullabyLily. Am going to make many!