Showing posts with label OSCAR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OSCAR. Show all posts

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Rabbit Tails

  Clothes are always custom made.
 MJT rabbits like to show their tails with pride!


PRIMROSE's Knickerbockers

DAISY's Dancing Dress

OSCAR's Breeches


ANIKA's Drawstring Pleated Skirt


BO's Snow Pants


Wednesday, 17 February 2010

MJT Shoe & Boot Designs

Here are a few photographs of MJT shoe and boot designs which may be useful if you are in the middle of a project or are deciding on a pattern.
For other photographs from my patterns go to the Labels category in the right hand column and look for NOTES where you will find them under various headings.

PRIMROSE in stripy tights
and pretty, pink Mary Jane shoes

BLUEBELL in Stripy Socks and Mary Jane Shoes
( also showing her bloomers!)

This time using Patons Cotton 4 Ply.
The yarn is not used in the pattern but knitted up well
and I still like the addition of the lavender stripes.

DAISY's Dancing Slippers
The pompoms were made using cotton yarn
and she is wearing pretty lacy edged socks
(also more bloomers!)

BO's Leg Warmers and Snow Boots
The Sirdar Eco Wool worked really well for the boots
and they have twisted cord laces.

ANIKA's Stripy Tights and Sweetheart Snow Boots
Anika's boots make me think of log cabins
and painted wooden hearts!

OSCAR's Roll Top Boots
These are made with Rowan Classic Pima Cotton DK
They have a lovely smooth quality.


Thursday, 4 February 2010

MJT Leg Designs

Adding to my pattern NOTES, I thought it would be a good idea to publish a series of posts containing useful groups of photographs  which focus on different aspects of my designs. You can then use these as a reference in your project and so today it is legs!
Below are various leg designs from MJT patterns.
All the groups of photographs will eventually be available under the LABELS tags for you to return to when required.

PRIMROSE in stripy tights

OSCAR in socks

BLUEBELL in stripy socks

DAISY in lacy socks

BO in leg warmers

ANIKA in stripy tights

(waiting for her easy pull-on shoes and socks!)

Have Fun!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


As this is the beginning of my life as a blogger I think it is a good time to tell you  a little bit about me and my knitting!

I have been knitting for almost as long as I can remember. I was taught by my mum who was such a gifted knitter and she patiently corrected the many mistakes which were to follow over the ensuing years!
I began knitting seriously in my teens and used to love calling into the small local wool shops to explore the new yarns and patterns. Sadly many of those shops no longer exist but my passion for knitting is stronger than ever.

When my daughters were very young I began knitting toys and eventually progressed to working from my own designs which I would later sell in small amounts.

My first pattern was OSCAR who seemed to appear from nowhere! I sat down one winter's evening with a design clearly in my head and started knitting. The design has changed very little from my first attempt.

I have a particularly soft spot for OSCAR to this day as he opened up a whole new and exciting world for me!

OSCAR was followed by PRIMROSE. She has proved to be a popular little rabbit designed in chalky pink colours. I decided that all my girl bunnies should be named after pretty flowers. My only exception to this is ANIKA one of my Lapland Visitors who I will introduce to you later.

PRIMROSE was followed by BLUEBELL who I always feel has quite a mischievous side to her character!
As with PRIMROSE she is wearing her Mary Jane shoes.

Of course there had to be a DAISY and I felt she should be in her best dancing dress......

.... and pretty dancing slippers with pompoms!
She has a small DAISY motif on the back of her dress and is wearing lacy bloomers.

Lastly, there are my little Lapland Visitors.
ANIKA and BO are twins and have been designed to complement each other.
BO arrived first as I thought it was time that there was another boy bunny on the scene and the design was very clear in my head before I started.
I made a few sketches and I was on my way.

BO was folowed by his twin sister ANIKA.
 I wanted sweethearts to be the focus of the design and I was extremely pleased with the outcome. She also wears warm red bloomers and Sweetheart Snowboots!
ANIKA and BO have proved to be a very welcome addition to the TEAROOM series.

ANIKA and BO together!

And so this is the story so far. ..
I hope you will come and join me on my journey
whenever you have a quiet moment
and read more of my tales from 
Mary Jane's TEAROOM.