I got so loving and heart-warming feedback to my national dresses, that I could not help myself – I wanted to create more. So far there are 4 dresses in my collection, here you see 3 and 4. They are all a little different from their “sisters”, but all made with love for home.
After a couple of dresses that I knitted for the daughter of my friends, I started to get a couple of orders here and there. This particular order was a lesson for me. And not in a good way.
My bigger projects are usually dresses and blankets, sometimes cardigans. However, almost every single project increases the pile of left-over yarn. After stocking 3 boxes with yarns for specific project I haven’t yet had time for and also leftovers from already accomplished knits, I just ran out of space. My solution was, that every time I finish a baby-project, I also knit the left-overs into socks and/or mittens. So far so good, I’d say:)
The second Estonian dress I made last summer (2014), was the first ever order from a person I did not previously know. It was a proud, yet really scary moment. On the request of the customer, I was using cotton, a material that I wasn’t very familiar with (I have mostly used merino wool) and I was so unsure if I could make the dress that exactly matches my customer’s vision. To top it all – the dress was for a bit older child and so far I had only made dresses for newborns.
My unlimited imagination for creating tiny dresses was triggered by my Inspiration-Baby. It all started with this grey baby-dress I made for her, but that wasn’t the end. I remember having promised that I will not purchase any new yarn until I use up all my stash. Anyone who is into crafts like I am – you know it’s basically a mission impossible:D
I already made a tease-post about this cardigan here. I just couldn’t help myself:) You can’t imagine how impossible it is to have no needles or yarn for almost 6 months! I am so enjoying knitting again, but I have so little yarn. I am taking it reeeeaaaaaallllyyyyy slow. It’s like sparing your favourite (tiny) cookie-jar to enjoy for a whole month.