Friday, 7 December 2012

Baby it's cold outside - handmade draught excluder - part 1!

Beautiful draft excluder kit
I have been admiring this gorgeous draught excluder from Pearl and Earl. I love everything about it - the colours, the pom poms, the font - everything. Unfortunately it is only available in a needlepoint kit which is not in my crafting skillset! So I thought I would try to make a knitted draught excluder with this idea in mind.

Free draught excluder pattern
I had a look online and settled on this free draught excluder pattern. The pattern is really straightforward. I decided to experiment with it, I'm currently knitting one with uneven stripes. I may also do a plain one (I need two!).
I love the pom poms on each end in the design. Such a sweet touch. I just have to hope my cat doesn't think that they are something to play with!

I looked at lots of ways to add the lettering I wanted. I thought about iron on letters and sew on letters. In the end I went with these quicker and easier but still aesthetically beautiful badges from Showpony available from not on the high street. Fantastic quick service and lovely quality.

So the knitting has commenced! I will blog my finished product when it's done! Watch this space!

Have you been doing some winter crafting? Drop me a comment below and let me know

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