Creative Friday

Cady Sewing


Caiden has been enjoying making bows and arrows, he has been inspired by the character, Legolas Greenleaf from Lord of the Rings.  I have been reading this book to him in the evenings and he loves the story… he has been working on his arrows for a few days, filing them smooth and has become quite a good shot, using old plastic bottles as targets… This morning he made himself a quiver on the sewing machine, Jenna is going to help him attach the strap.

Happy Creative Friday!

PS Richard would like me to knit him a ‘man shawl’ for winter, I love this idea! Any suggestions for a masculine shawl pattern?

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18 Responses to Creative Friday

  1. Elisabeth Andree June 21, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Hurray for Caiden, I think his creations are great:)

  2. Ruth June 21, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    The less is more shawl could be manly done in the right colours –

    or most of Stephen West’s designs would work well for a man.

    • Linda June 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

      Very nice Less-is-More shawl, thanks:)

  3. Penny Peberdy June 21, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    I made my son a Wingspan, which he wears as a scarf. It seemed to be one of the few designs without frills or lacy bits. I used a brown/black/cream sock yarn and it worked out well.

    You can see it here.


    • Linda June 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

      Thank you Penny, this is lovely!

  4. Alessandra June 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    what a clever idea : a manly shawl !!!!!
    I think I’ll go on Pinterest to look out for some ideas!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

  5. Deb Potter June 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Well, nothing crafty this week as we had a bit of a farm emergency – but all is well now & I love being inspired by what others share on Creative Friday!

  6. Natalie June 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    That’s a fantastic set. My son has been making bows and arrows (I keep finding new ones) and has asked for a quiver too. I told him he could make his own but he would rather keep making the bows I guess – also inspired by Legolas…he’s on the second book right now.

    I shared an event this week. I hope you don’t mind. I realize that you are half way around the world, but I noticed from past comments that you have a lot of readers over in my area.

    Thanks for sharing again this week.

  7. Mlissabeth June 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    I think it is great that Caiden is making his own arrows and quiver. It looks like he is doing a great job.

    Many of the prayer shawls I crochet are manly, including this one:

    If you want to knit one, I would recommend this easy pattern :

    I hope one of these works for you.

  8. Andrea from ziezo June 21, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Thanks for hosting Linda. Nice to see Caiden behind the machine. . .

  9. Pam Raikos June 21, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    I like the Leiden pattern in Nancy Marchant’s book on brioche knitting. Although I think a nice fine-gauge herringbone is also always nice for a man.

  10. latifa June 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    Look at any of Stephen West’s patterns. Lots of manly stuff– stripes shapes etc and Fun poses!

  11. Penny June 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    EVERYONE loves Legolas!!!

  12. Jennifer Shelby June 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    I always loved making bows and arrows too!

  13. no spring chicken June 21, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    I love this! And tell Caiden it’s the best quiver I’ve seen.. really!

    🙂 Debbie

  14. A little bit sheepish June 21, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    I always enjoyed playing with bows and arrows too, the quiver looks great.
    Stephen West has some fairly manly/unisex patterns for scarves and shawls

  15. Nancy June 21, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    It’s great to see Caiden learning to sew. When I started a sewing club after the elementary school day where I was a counselor (before I retired), I had more boys than girls. (The machines were discarded from the high school but we got them working fine.) It seemed the boys were attracted by working a machine, where the girls were more interested in color and design. In any case, each made one pillowcase for themselves and one for a child in the homeless shelter. They were so proud! I was, too.
    I always look forward to your blog in my inbox. Thank you for your kind and creative spirit of sharing!\.

  16. K June 29, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    I think the most impressive thing about the arrows is that they fly with enough force to have an effect on a bottle. If I had made them, they’d not have flown at all, or they’d have gone wonky. I am mightily impressed.

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