Monday, September 17, 2012

Handmade Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN

 The only store my items are being sold in is Handmade Adventures in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  The hats and purses are shown here together, but they do not have to be purchased as a set.
 They have an ever changing selection of my hand knit, felted and needled felted items.
 Their inventory is constantly changing because all needle felt items are truly "One of a Kind".  The needle felt designs are applied by hand after I knit and felt the item.  I do look at photographs as I needle felt, but there are no patterns.  The needle felt process consist of 'pulling' roving and actually applying the roving with a single barbed needle.  This is a very time consuming process, even when the design appears to be simple.
 They also offer a variety of my felted bowls.  These are used as home decorations.
And they have several pairs of the fingerless gloves I have designed.  There are 3 different lace designs, all knit with different yarns. 

They also carry a limited supply of my original photograph greeting cards.

If you are in the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area please check them out.  They are located in the Old Mill Village.  This Saturday (September 22, 2012) there will be all kinds of activity going on because it is the 9th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day.  I will be demonstrating needle felting at the festival.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lindsey's Felted Purse

I have been knitting and felting purses for several years now.  Every time I would knit a new one I would change the design just a little.  I was writing down as I knit and then the next time would change something small.  The hardest part for me was the flap.  Sometimes it would bow in the middle, sometimes it would be too long, sometimes too short.  Then I finally knit and felted one that I decided was the keeper design.  And so the "Lindsey Felted Purse" pattern was created.  I sent it to my test editor and test knitters, and they all decided it was a keeper too.
 The "Big Orange" purse has a handmade button.  Jimmy made the button from a walnut tree that was damaged during the April 2011 storms.  I sold the "Big Orange" Lindsey purse at the "A Taste For Art" this past Thursday evening.

 The blue one I even knitted a matching change purse.  I sold the change purse, but not the purse at the same event.
Then the green one I added the needle felt design.  Needle felt designs are made using the fiber instead of yarn and one barbed needle.  This process takes as long as knitting and felting the purse.  

Two of these purses are available for purchase on my Etsy site.  Just a click of the button on the right side of this blog.

This pattern design has now been released and can be purchased on Ravelry at "Lindsey's Felted Purse".

Monday, June 25, 2012

Just For The Fun of It

This did start out as "Just For the Fun of It", but turned into a pattern I released.
It really has surprised me the interest in these cute little bowls.

You can find the pattern on Ravelry, here.
Current available pattern information is also on my website, here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My sundress design patterns

 I have been knitting sample dresses for area local yarn stores that are currently selling my patterns.  This pattern is "Audrey's Sundress" originally designed for my grand daughter Audrey.  I expanded it to 3 sizes.  Naturally the store samples are the smallest size, 3 - 9 months.  The pattern is also sized for 9 - 15 months and 15 - 24 months.  Audrey's was the largest size and she has now been wearing it for a year.  She was 16 months old when she first wore her sundress.  Naturally through the winter she wore it with a top as a jumper.

The first photograph is the store sample for Clinch River Yarns in Clinton, Tennessee , it is knit with Plymouth's Dreambaby, which is 50% Microfiber Acrylic and 50% Nylon.

The 2nd photograph is the store sample for The Yarn Patch in Crossville, Tennessee , it is knit with Berroco's Comfort DK, which is 50% Super Fine Nylon and 50% Super Fine Acrylic.

Notice the descriptions are different for the same fiber content.


Last is the store sample for Smoky Mountain Spinnery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee , this one is knit with Cascade's Pima Silk, which is 85% Cotton and 15% Silk.

The last photograph is taken at Smoky Mountain Spinnery.

This pattern is available for purchase at any of these 3 local yarn stores.  Or at Leedra's Ravelry Pattern Store if you are a Ravelry member.  I can also be contacted directly at for wholesale orders. 

This pattern sells for $5.95 retail.

And you know I had to include Audrey and her bear in their very own "Audrey's Sundress".