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A Trip

Hello,

I really appreciate all of your comments and for your visits to this space. Life is incredibly busy now and the days are flying by. I cannot believe it’s almost Christmas, it seems that I have just packed up all the decorations and now it’s time to take them all down from the cupboards again! I was grateful to hear from a few readers who were missing my posts. I will be posting more often and really enjoy sharing here and of course love hearing from you. I am also posting frequently on Instagram as Mamma4earth

bird-footprints

We’ve just returned from a lovely holiday at the beach. We haven’t been for a while, it’s an eight-hour drive in the car but was worth the trip.

bluebottle

I spotted a bluebottle on the beach, they are beautiful.

boenman

ecosystmes

Kye and I found some scoured out rock pools that had tiny ecosystems living in them.

kids-at-the-beach

Everyone enjoyed the beach, I really wish we lived closer.

knitting

I’ve been enjoying knitting on the Blue Light Hat. It was originally designed by Kerstin Olsson in 1959 and was updated by Solveig Gustafsson in 2008. The shades of yarn are breathtaking when combined in their respective rounds. 💛✨ Kye has seen it and has already claimed ownership.😊

windmill

Discovering windmills is my absolute favourite activity when we’re on a roadtrip.

seaglass

Found some stunning seaglass on the beach…

sunrise

I took this photo of the sunrise at 4:45 am the morning we drove back, it was beautiful and the sun disappeared into the clouds almost instantly.

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Creative Friday

Creative Friday Text

Welcome to Creative Friday,

Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely or pin, share on Facebook and Twitter.


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Creative Friday

Rainbow Horse made by Jenna, is on her way to her new home in Australia.

Welcome to Creative Friday

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and their beautiful links:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

Have a wonderful day,
xo

The winners of the 2 Rosa the Donkey Patterns are:

Jennifer November 13, 2012 at 11:12 pm # Edit

Adorable! So so sweet. Would love the pattern. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

and

Anna November 14, 2012 at 2:39 am # Edit

I had trouble finding your blog today, but I finally found it and see that you moved it. So glad I found it! I wanted to let you know that when I went to list it under blogs I follow, It said that it couldn’t pick up a feed to it, that something in the url wasn’t right.

I would love to enter your giveaway for the donkey pattern. I really must figure out what that pinterest thing is.
Congratulations!!
 


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A Little Knitted Snowman Pattern for Christmas

Today started off at 6:30am, Kye was ready to get up and so our day began. I gave him breakfast, (everyone else slept until much later) fed the chickens who were waiting at the front door and loaded the dishwasher. I wanted to knit a small project today and so I decided on a teeny snowman as a hanging ornament for the Christmas tree. He is about 2.5 inches altogether and then there is the little loop to hang him with which isn’t included in that measurement.

I still can’t get over the fact that Christmas is going to be here so soon! It’s like this whole year has just sped by at warp speed and then it will be 2013!

Every morning I check the newspaper to see what’s been happening over in the US, the photos are grim, so much water and flooding, my heart really goes out to everyone who is there experiencing this catastrophe.

I have a little pattern to share today, a small knitted snowman, he is perfect for hanging on your tree, or as a gift tag or place tag for the table etc…

Abbreviations: kfb: knit into the front and back of a stitch to increase.

Materials:

3.5 mm circular needles

dk beige yarn

dk red yarn for the scart

dk black yar for the hat

black fleece for the eyes

orange fleece for the carrot nose

felting needle

sewing needle

fleece for stuffing

Pattern for the Snowman:

With 3.5mm circular needles cast on 6 stitches and join for knitting in the round.

Round 1: Knit

Round 2: Kfb into each stitch (12 stitches)

Round 3: Knit

Round 4: Kfb into each stitch (24 stitches)

Rounds 5-9: Knit

Round 10: (Knit 2 stitches together) across the round. (12 stitches)

Round 11: Knit

Round 12: (Knit1, knit 2 together) across the round. (8 stitches)

Round 13: Kfb into each stitch across the round (16 stitches)

Start putting your stuffing into the snowman, make sure he is firmly stuffed.

Rounds 14-15: Knit

Round 16: (Knit 2 together) across the round (8 stitches)

Round 17: Knit

Stuff the head firmly, break the yarn and thread it onto your sewing needle. Thread the needle through the stitches, stuff the head more until it is full of stuffing and then pull the yarn tightly and finish off.

Snowman’s Hat:

Cast on 10 stitches with black dk yarn and 3.5 mm circular needles.

Rounds 1-4: Knit

Round 5: (Knit 2 together) across the round (5 stitches)

Round 6: Knit

Round 7: Knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together (3 stitches)

Cut yarn, thread yarn onto the needle, thread the needle through the remaining stitches and pull tight, finish off.

 

Sew the hat onto the top of the snowman’s head and add a loop at the top of his hat.

Needle felt on two little black eyes and an orange carrot nose.

Scarf:

The scarf is knitted as an i-cord. Cast on 2 stitches with double pointed needles and knit until your scarf is about  4 inches long, mabey shorter.

Bind off, sew in the ends.

Sew the scarf onto the snowman.

Sew in all ends:)

Happy knitting! 🙂

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