Sunday, 27 April 2014

Cropped Jacket from 1954 Finished.

I finished this bolero/cardigan ages ago but the weather was too warm to take photos. The pattern is a Cropped Jacket from a 1954 issue of Housewife magazine, and can be found it on Vintage Chic.

The instructions, though brief, were quite clear, and it knitted up really quickly. I used Rustic 12 ply from Bendigo Woollen Mills (unfortunately discontinued) in Cinder Fleck.

I think it's going to be a really useful cardigan for winter, as it's quite warm and has that lovely shawl collar, but the three-quarter length sleeves stop if from being too hot, and it's the jackety feel of it is a bit smarter than a cardigan.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

French Maid

This is a birthday card I made for Mr Macska. I don't know why I went with a French maid particularly, he loves France and I always think that a sexy lady is the best thing to put on a birthday card (plus the most fun to draw). 

I used this photo by Carmine Worx as my reference, as I thought the costume and pose were pretty cute. 

Carmine Worx's DeviantArt page (warning: explicity nudity)