Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tomte Stuffy

 Day 3 ::  2010 Craft Books

Scandinavian Stitches: 21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair by Kajsa Wikman

first of all, look how bright & cheerful the cover is !!  and you will find more of that inside, too.... let's have a look...

 there is a section for each of the 4 seasons

& then one for the holidays, too

at the end of each project you will find any needed templates, so you don't have to dig for them in the back of the book ~ oh, how i like that !

any sewing projects made from this book can be added to the Scandinavian Stitches sewing projects Flickr group ~ a place where you can check out some of the book's projects as well 

Kajsa lives in Finland among all the lovely Scandinavian inspiration (in case you were wondering where she got it), she has an etsy shop & her postcards are just adorable!!

 i chose the tomte stuffy (from the holiday section) to recreate

this is what i did for the knit scarf (using sz 7 needles): CO 60, knit 3 rows garter stitch, BO

the other project that i want to sew from this book is the bird nest quilted bowl as i am a huge fan of anything spring/bird/nest :)

i highly recommend this craft book & i'm not just saying that because 50% of my ancestry is Swedish, you don't have to have any Scandinavian connection to enjoy these stitchy craft projects

see you tomorrow for day 4 !