Friday, 27 December 2013

Let's Party

Wear one of Uniquely UK's stunning accessories and party in style. 


 
We have a wide range of gorgeous goods that are ready for you to wear now !

 We can also provide a full customisation service , so if you fancy the cuff links but in a different colour , then that can easily be done , or the scarf knitted in a different type of yarn , again this is quite easy for us to do.  Just contact us and let us know.

Friday, 13 December 2013

The Creative Design Process for a Bespoke Felt Baby Mobile

Hey All, it's Simmi from Grace's Favours and I wanted to share a bit about the process I've just been through for a customer, to create a set of bespoke GIGANTIC cloud mobiles:



The inspiration for the mobiles (1 white and 2 pale grey) came from these much smaller versions that are in the shop



The customer was after 3 clouds that measured about 3-4 foot in width! This was going to be easily the largest thing I'd ever created.

So I did some drawings which I emailed over to the customer:


Then I had to actually get creative with the felt. Thankfully my cutting table is quite big, so I can just about fit a mahoosive cloud on it!


But even so, I had to lay out the final design on the floor to get it full size!!



Once I'd decided that was the right configuration of raindrops, there was nothing left for it but to brave sewing it up (that was the scary part!)

And to show you the scale, here is a pic of it hung up in my hallway, with my kids, who are 5 (Seren) and 3 (Patrick) - the mobile is enormous!!!


I really enjoyed making these and can't wait to see some pictures of the three together hung up in their new home - they're going to be residing in a Church Nursery in Texas, USA :-)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Free Tutorial - To knit a colourful Striped Cowl


This is an easy knitting project using a garter stitch (all knit stitches). The gorgeous colourful stripes in the cowl is easily achieved by following the instructions below. Great project to knit this Christmas sat in front of the TV watching your favourite films.


Wear it wrapped round in different directions each day to show off all the different colours














For this project you will need:
2 x 50 gram balls of Adriafil Azzurra 4 Ply in each of the colours shown here.



Azzurra is a high quality yarn made from a classic blend of wool and acrylic.  It comes in a wide variety of colours to suit all tastes.

1 pair of 4.5 mm needles.
Large eyed needle & scissors

INSTRUCTIONS















Step 1:  Cast on 50 stitches using 1 strand of orange and 1 strand of pink yarn.  Knit for 7.5” / 19cm

Step 2: Change to 1 strand of pink and 1 strand of purple yarn and knit for
9” / 23cm

 Step 3: Change to 2 strands of pink yarn and knit for 2.5” / 6cm

Step 4: Change to 1 strand of pink and 1 strand of purple yarn and knit for 1.5” /  4cm

Step 5: Change to 2 strands of purple yarn and knit for 1.5” / 4cm

Step 5: Change to 1 strand of purple and 1 strand of turquoise yarn and knit for 5.5” / 14cm

Step 6: Change to 2 strands of turquoise yarn and knit for 4” / 10cm

Step 7: Change to 1 strand of turquoise and 1 strand of light blue yarn and knit for 3.5” / 9cm

Step 8: Change to 1 strand of light blue and 1 strand of purple yarn and knit for 2.5” / 6cm

Step 9: Change to 2 strand of purple yarn and knit for 3.5” / 9cm

Step 10: Change to 1 strand of purple and 1 strand of orange yarn and knit for 5” / 13cm

Step 11: Change to 2 strands of orange yarn and knit for 2” / 5cm

Step 12: Change to 1 strand of orange and 1 strand of pink yarn and knit for 1” / 2.5cm

Step 13: Change to 1 strand of pink and 1 strand of turquoise yarn and knit for 2.5” / 6cm

Step 14: Change to 2 strands of turquoise yarn and knit for 7” / 18cm

Step 15: Change to 1 strand of turquoise and 1 strand of purple yarn and knit for 1.5” / 4cm

Step 16: Change to 2 strands of purple yarn and knit for 2” / 5cm

Step 17: Change to 1 strand of purple and 1 strand of light blue yarn and knit for 1.5” / 4cm

Step 18: Change to 2 strands of light blue yarn and knit for 2” / 5cm

Step 19: Change to 1 strand of light blue and 1 strand of pink yarn and knit for 1.5” / 4cm

Step 20: Cast off and leave a long end.

Step 21: Sew all ends in apart from the long end left on when casting off

Step 22: Blanket stitch the cast on and the cast off edges together

Do not block or Steam Iron this cowl.


Remember, if you make one of these colourful striped cowls , then send a photo to Uniquely UK and we will feature it on facebook or in our blog (or both).

Please feel to make as many of these as you like for personal use, but I would ask that you don't sell the finished items. Please do not reproduce any or all of the tutorial, without linking back to here.

This tuturial has been created by Sandra of TheFeminineTouch.  Below are some of the cowls / snoods she sells at Uniquely UK, all available in your choice of colours.

http://www.uniquelyuk.co.uk/shop/search.php?q=cowl&search.x=13&search.y=7


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Enter The Uniquely UK Christmas Giveaway!


Welcome to our first ever UniquelyUK Giveaway, just in time for Christmas! One lucky winner will scoop a fabulous Christmas box containing all six of the specially selected handmade items shown below. Entries are open to all UK residents, and you can enter up to a maximum of 10 times - which means you have up to 10 opportunities to win! Every one of your entries has an equal chance of winning, so what are you waiting for? Read on for details of how to enter!!!


Our giveaway runs until midnight on Saturday 7th December. There is one prize, which will comprise all 6 items shown above. One lucky winner will be chosen at random and will have one week to respond, otherwise the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be picked. Do make sure you leave your contact details in the comments so we can let you know if you win!

Please note that the prize can only be posted to a UK address, because the last international posting deadlines for Christmas will have passed by the time this competition closes. Don't worry though, as our next competition will be open to worldwide entries! Good Luck!

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 Update - this free Giveaway is now over and a winner has been chosen , so sorry to those of you that have visited this after the closing date. If you are interested in goodies at Uniquely UK and would be interested in a Coupon Code for 10% off until February 2014 or are interested in a newsletter subscription , then please add your comments below.  Uniquely UK will then get back to you.

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