Wonderland Curiosity Shop

Curious, Interesting, Delicious, and Beautiful things.

August, 2014

Curiosity 7: Hexipuffs

Here are my first completed hexipuffs. These are super quick to knit up, but to make a substantial sized blanket you need a number I’m not willing to think about. It’s a lot. This is going to be my on the go, don’t have to think, knitting. The pattern to make a plain hexipuff is […]

Beautiful 3: Bargello Embroidery

Recently I came across a style of embroidery that I have seen before but did not know it was a special type. It’s called Bargello embroidery. There are few more examples here and this page has a bunch of interesting links. It appeals to me because of it’s simplicity. It’s the same stitch just moved […]

Interesting 5: Mini-skein Dyeing

I made up a bunch of mini skeins so I could experiment with various colors combinations and techniques. I have finally succumbed to the lure of hexipuffs (also known as the Beekeeper’s Quilt, a super awesome pattern by Tiny Owl Knits). I want to make each hexipuff something special to me or to my family. […]

Curiosity 6: Owl Bag

I recently decided to knit this little owl bag. It is a free pattern on Ravelry and only took a few hours to finish. I knit the colored portions from yarn I dyed (see this post). I am really pleased with the results and how the yarn knit up. I am planning more dyeing experiments […]

Curiosity 5: Fairy Garden Sign

I found this awesome tutorial on how to make a cool fairy garden sign. I really want to make one of these for my yard. We have done a lot of work this summer to the back yard and it sort of looks like a real yard now (instead of a weed forest!) so it […]

Interesting 4: Knit Toys and Manatees

This etsy shop has the cutest toy and tea cozy patterns. Including an Alice in Wonderland tea cozy and Wizars of Oz fingerpuppets. http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadeawards The patterns are also on Ravelry under: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/loly-fuertes Manatees are so helpful, if you’re having a hard day go here. Even if you’re not having a hard day go visit them […]

Curiosity 4: Hand Painted Tea Cups

I recently found some neat looking white tea cups at Goodwill. I like to go to thrift stores and look for interesting things. I also look for specific things when I  got to thrift stores. I think it helps to have an idea of items you like/want when you go to thrift stores. You may […]

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Curiosity 3: Magic Yarn Ball

This idea is super awesome! A magic yarn ball is a ball of yarn full of hidden surprises that you find as you knit. Here is a link to the full description and how to make one.

Curiosity 2: Bag

I made this bag: Following this tutorial The tutorial has lots of pictures, which is good for me, because while I have sewed since I was a little kid I am still only a beginner. I like to sew straight lines! (and I hate pins and irons!). I like the results but I don’t think […]