Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chunky Mitts Pattern

The pattern for these Chunky Mitts has now been published on Ravelry. And you can find it HERE & here
If you like to knit and/or crochet and
you're not already a member of Ravelry
I highly recommend that you join.
It's free to be a member and then you
will access to squillions of fabulous
patterns and reviews, ideas, tips,
and other like minded folks :-)

xox Shara

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mini Dachshund Laser Cut Brooch

Please welcome another new addition to my latest series of laser cut jewellery, Mini Dachshund! This brooch is made using sustainable Rimu wood, with a silver tone brooch pin at the back. He is wandering around my store with his friends Dachshund, Owl, Fawn, Fox and Whale. You can find them all HERE

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunset Fingerless Gloves

I have published another pattern for fingerless gloves, and this one is a crochet pattern :-) These fingerless gloves work up VERY quickly with the easy to follow pattern, so they are great to make for a last minute gift (or when there's a sudden cold snap in the weather and you realise you can't find your usual gloves, hehehe).
They are made using 5-ply (Sports weight) yarn, and can be made in 3 different sizes, Small, Medium and Large. The pattern is written in both British and American crochet terms. The pattern is currently available through Ravelry here:
The gloves in the image above have been made using Drops Delight yarn in colorway #10.

Stay tuned for more patterns coming soon :-)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Owl Laser Cut Brooch


This sweet little owl will be happy perched upon your shirt, whispering wise words all day long :-)

This brooch is laser cut from sustainable Rimu wood and has a silver tone brooch pin at the back. He is from the same series as the other creatures: FOX , BIRD, DACHSHUND

This Owl and his friends can all be found in my Etsy store HERE and my DaWanda store HERE

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Test Knitters Wanted!

I have been writing lots of new knitting and crochet patterns lately and am almost ready to publish this one for the Chunky Mitts you see in the picture above. All I need is two volunteers to test knit the pattern for me. If you fall into the category of confident beginner, intermediate or advanced knitter and you would like to try the pattern out for me please leave me a comment and I will email you the pattern. The pattern involves knitting in the round on double pointed needles, so that is one skill you will need :-) It's a good stash buster as it only take about 150m (165yrds) of yarn to knit both fingerless gloves. They work up very fast. I will need you to be able to test the pattern in the next 2 weeks (at the most). I won't need you to send me the sample knits, they are yours to keep :-)
I will eventually be publishing the pattern on Ravelry. If you're already on Ravelry you can find me with the user name SharaDesigns :-)
I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon!
P.S. If you're not a knitter yourself but you know someone who might be interested then please pass on a link to this post. Thank you! :-)

**UPDATE** Thank you to everyone who volunteered!! I no longer require test knitters for this project, but I will be looking for more in the future so stay tuned!! Thank you!!!

Dachshund Brooch

Someone new has arrived in my store! Meet my little Dachshund :-) This sweet little dachshund will be happy sitting upon your shirt keeping you company all day long :-)

This brooch is laser cut from sustainable Rimu wood and has a silver tone brooch pin at the back.

He is from the same series as these other laser cut brooches HERE & HERE

You can find him and his friends in my Etsy and Dawanda stores :-)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Treasury Feature

One of my laser cut wooden brooches has been featured in a groovy Treasury on You can take a look at it HERE

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sunshine Gloves on Ravelry

Hello friends :-)
Lately I have been busy with lots of new projects and one of those projects is writing more knitting and crochet patterns to put on Ravelry.
The sunshine gloves are one of my favourite patterns. It's quick and easy, uses very little yarn, so it's a great stash buster, and gloves make great gifts! Warm, woolly gloves are also EXCELLENT to make and donate to charities :-)
The Sunshine gloves are made using 8-ply or DK yarn and are knit sideways on straight needles, so no double pointed needles or knitting in the round :-) These are the thicker, faster, warmer version of my 4-ply Sideways Gloves.
You can find the pattern for the Sunshine Gloves on Ravelry by following this link
And you can find me on Ravelry with the username SharaDesigns

Stay tuned for more patterns coming soon, including Lace Beanies, knit and crochet berets, Pixie Berets, and lots of different fingerless gloves for men, women and children :-)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Crazy Like a Fox

Here is another creature that is part of my new series of laser cut jewellery. Just like the Bonjour Birdie and my other laser cut jewellery HERE and HERE this cunning little fox is laser cut from sustainable Rimu wood. You can find this little fox sneaking around with my other designs in my Etsy store HERE and my DaWanda store HERE.
Stay tuned for my new designs on their way int eh coming days and weeks :-)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bonjour Birdie Brooch

Well, I promised you some new Laser Cut jewellery, and here is the first of many :-)
This is a variation on the "Hello Birdie" theme from earlier in the year.
The Bonjour Birdie brooch is laser cut from sustainable Rimu wood, with a silver tone brooch pin at the back.
This brooch, along, with many other new designs are available in my Etsy store and my Dawanda store :-)
xox Shara