Wonderland Curiosity Shop

Curious, Interesting, Delicious, and Beautiful things.

July, 2014

Beautiful 2: Embroidery

I had the urge recently to do some embroidery. It seemed like it would be relaxing since all you have to do is follow the lines. I had a spare piece of muslin and some embroidery thread lurking in my sewing desk. After getting a cheap hoop, here is what I managed last night while […]

Interesting 2: Fairytale Shrug

I have been working on this shrug for waaaaay too long. I finally finished the majority of the knitting and now just need to sew it up and add the edging. It is loosely based on this pattern. I really like the results so far. I charted the whole back and it turned out pretty […]

Delicious 2: Gardening

My garden is going strong, and so are my allergies! I have tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers and corn growing. The tomato plants are loaded and we are eating tomatoes all day long, there is nothing like a homegrown tomato! The corn is an experiment that seems to be going well, as there are ears of […]

Interesting 1: Yarn dye techniques

Today’s experiments were dying yarn in the ‘cake’ so that the dye absorbs more on the outside of the skein and less on the inside. I’m really pleased with how this worked and want to do more of this in the future.¬† I think next time I will add dye to the middle of the […]

Beautiful 1: Yarn

I have been experimenting with hand dying yarn. Since yarn is one of my obsessions and I have had the supplies to dye with for awhile I decided it was finally time to try it. I really enjoyed the process, it makes me feel like a mad scientist, mixing up the dye, wearing gloves and […]

Curiosity 1: Unicorn Button Jar

I created this button jar/pincushion by knitting a simple round circle, from the center out. I added some stuffing and drew the stitches tight around the mason jar lid. I decided it needed a unicorn to watch over the buttons. The unicorn is from this¬†pattern on Ravelry. The yarn used for the pincushion lid is […]

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