Saturday, May 7, 2011

Simply Weddings

 Royal Wedding Celebration!

The Royal Wedding may be over
but the excitement for it marches on!

We are so excited here in California that the newlyweds,
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge,
will be visiting California this July!

I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the UK's Simply Knitting magazine Spring 2011 issue.  It comes with a special free gift Simply Weddings with 6 patterns to celebrate the Royal Wedding. 

Here are a few of my favorites from the magazines:

 Union Jack Fever

I'm crazy for Union Jacks! 

British designer Emma King has an adorable Union Jack Flag cushion pattern in Simply Weddings.  I love how she added  "British Bling" by adding sparkly silver beads to the flag.

I'm already a fan of Emma's.  I love her designs for Rowan and her 25 Bags to Knit  book.

I'm also in love with another British designer named Emma...Emma  Bridgewater, that is!  I love her Union Jack pottery pattern and loved that the stylist for Simply Wedding's used Emma's Union Jack pieces in the photo shoot! 


What a darling way to "top your teapot" with a fluffy crown for your next Royal tea party!

I love that designer Elizabeth Jarvis embellished this crown jewel with with actual sew-on jewels! 

It's knit in Wendy Shimmer and Mode yarns and Twilleys Goldfingering yarn.  Being an American, I have never heard of these brands before.  Hmm...maybe I need to go yarn shopping next week while I'm in London!

PS:  You can be "Queen for a Day"
and wear this adorable tea cosy as a crown hat, too. 
Love that idea for birthdays and tea parties!

Special Occasion Fascinator

I'm fascinated with fascinators. 

British ladies love to wear fascinators.  Thanks to Kate Middleton's gorgeous fascinators, American's are now catching on to them.

 I've been dabbling making a fascinator out of fabric flowers and now I'm excited to make a knit one using Miriam McDonald's pattern.  Miriam's fascinator is knit in Sublime's new Tussah Silk DK

I think it is also perfect for tea time since she includes a lovely pair of lacy gloves to match!

Simply Knitting
Spring 2011 Issue

The spring issue has just arrived in stores here on the West Coast so...
go snag one before it sells out!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I had to run out and buy this issue after your review! Love the pillow!