Thursday, July 22, 2010

Knitting Fever...

I had mentioned in an earlier post that this malady has come upon me early this year. I can trace the beginnings of this contagion back to the first time I spied Jenny Doh's cabbage rose knitted cuff on her blog. To my absoulute delight she offers a kit on her website CRESCENDOh.com. I quickly ordered it.

If Jenny only knew how "me" this cuff is! Waiting for it to come in the mail was excruciating. Actually, it came very quickly (kudos to CRESCENDOh). Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile know how much I appreciate great packaging. Well, I was not dissapointed when it came time to open the joli paquet. It came enclosed in a cellophane bag~ the better to get a peek~ A gift of post cards with Jenny Doh's mantra Art Saves in the form of art work by Danita (left) and Michelle Ward (top). A stamped muslin draw string bag held the makings of the cuff.

These are going on my heart board!


Inside the bag!
I'm in love with these knitting needles wrapped in script and tied with twine.


The hemp and ribbon on vintage spools~Totally Cool~



I adore the buttons in the cellophane bag stapeled closed with the vintage dictionary script "Devote"
I could sense the devotion to detail that went into packaging this sweet kit.


I couldn't wait to get started. I loved working with the hemp and silk ribbon. The directions were easy peasy to follow.
~ Voila~ The front.

The back view


On me



Thanks, Jenny, for a great project and your devotion to art that inspires creativity!
For those of you who aren't afraid of catching a creative fever, click on Jenny's link found on our blog roll!

2 comments:

sassytrash said...

The cuff is totally cool! You make it sound so easy....I doubt mine would turn out looking so good! How exciting about the wedding next month! I know how busy you must be! With your talent it will be totally fabulous!

Counting Your Blessings said...

This cuff is just gorgeous!!

Blessings... Polly (p.s. I have kept the beautiful items you gave me last Christmas out all year long! The star is in my living room in big ol' chippy cabinet and the boot with wings is on the mantle. It gets moved around and put into new vignettes all the time. They are inspirational to me. Thank you... again)