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  • DIY Heart Onesie, and Letterpress Valentines

    Just before Valentine’s Day, I went to a private letterpress workshop at Snap + Tumble, a great indie letterpress here in Toronto. Tanya often runs private workshops in her home, and it’s was an amazing way to try letterpress for the first time. I went in knowing absolutely nothing, but Tanya was amazing and walked

  • Easy DIY: Pentel Fabric Fun Pastels/ Black and White to Technicolour

    I first read about Pentel Fabric Fun Pastels on A Beautiful Mess, and was really intrigued- so I decided to buy a set. I picked up the 100% cotton striped shirt at Old Navy (in the post-Christmas sales!), and thought that the existing black stripes would help give a bit of structure to my very

  • Getting Crafty: Vintage Lace Earring Holder

     Side note: I suspect these photos are slightly out of focus, but I can’t tell…I’m getting my eyes tested soon, I think I need glasses! I’ve had a spool of vintage lace for about 12 or so years. The thing about little treasured craft items like this is that it’s so hard to pull the

  • FO: Upcycled Cardi Challenge

      (to view all the posts in this series, click on the ‘upcycled cardi challenge‘ tag) I’m so pleased with how this turned out! The cardigan is exactly how I envisioned, and I’m excited to wear it post-baby bump, too. Currently it’s a wee bit tight on my arms, but that’s due to baby weight

  • Upcycled Cardi Challenge, Part III: The Body

    I thought it would be helpful to show a quick video on how I do the embroidery for the cardigan: Upcycled Cardigan from Julie Knitted Bliss on Vimeo. Gatsby crashes almost all of my videos- he’s such a ham for the camera. I’m soooo close to being finished! As of last night, I only have

  • Upcycled Cardi Challenge, Part II: Sleeves

    I took the advice that was in the comments on the last post, and started with the sleeves. I love how they have turned out, it really makes me excited to tackle the main body! The embroidery takes a while, but I love the result. I’m so excited to finish this cardigan, and I’m especially

  • Upcycled Cardi Challenge, Part I

    Dreadful indoor/evening photos, but you’ll get the idea.  And oh look, a kitty polaroid! That’s one of my kitties, Yarn. You know how cats love photo shoots.  This is the cardigan I’m planning on using for the the revamp, and this is the yarn- some knitpicks merino style that I’ve had kicking around in my