My current favorite accessory is the Wishbone Mittens from Swans Island. Both Stephanie and I are sporting a pair this year for our new winter mitts. nido carries a ton of Swans Island colors in fingering, worsted and bulky weights, as well as their patterns. We, (as in Stephanie), have knit up several of the patterns as shop samples so come on in, get a dose of inspiration and start knitting YOUR new favorite accessory!
We are doing a little winter cleaning here at nido and have put all of our home decor weight fabrics on sale for 40% off. And we didn’t stop there! Tons of knitting and sewing patterns have been marked down as well. Stop in to say hello and check out the sale for yourself, it shouldn’t be missed.
Wednesday December 19th 10:00-6:00
Thursday December 20th 10:00-6:00
Friday December 21st 10:00-6:00
Saturday December 22nd 10:-00-6:00
Sunday December 23rd 11:00-4:00
Christmas Eve CLOSED
Christmas Day CLOSED
New Years Eve 10:00-4:00
New Years Day CLOSED
As we get further into the holiday season, I keep thinking about quick projects that I can give as gifts but that will also use up some of my copious leftovers yarn from past projects. I think I have discovered the perfect gift that fulfills both requirements for all of the children and children at heart on my holiday crafting list. I love making the Ysolda Teague’s stuffed toys.
We have Elijah and Sophie made up in the shop and they each took less than 8 hours to make. Elijah was made from some worsted weight Swans Island yarn plus some Mountain Mohair leftovers. Sophie used the same Mountain Mohair that I used to make Elijah. Together, they both took less than a bag of poly-fill. I have also seen some great ideas on the Internet for lavender and rosemary additions to the fill that would make the gift extra special. The toys are knit in the round and stuffed with the fill as you go. They are perfect set down and pick up project as well, which is always a plus during holiday preparation. The pattern instructions are wonderful in showing where the limbs and ears should be picked up and knit, so the guess work that can lead to unique looking toys is taken away.
Keep checking in with us for fun, fast holiday projects!
Have you had a chance to join us for Snack & Sew yet? Here at nido we have been having a great time with this potluck craft-along, held the second Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Participants bring a dish to share and a project they’d like to dedicate an evening to working on. At the December 11th Snack & Sew, we will be offering the chance to make a fancy tutu to outfit the fairy princess at your house. A $15 dollar fee covers the cost of materials for one tutu, and sewing machines are available for the first six people to sign up, although you are welcome to tote your own machine along as well. Call the shop to reserve a space today!
This holiday season nido has something very special on offer for gifting your crafty friends and family with something that they will truly love! Here at the shop we have created beautiful gift sets for the holidays that include some of our favorite patterns, books, yarns and fabrics (not to mention some very good chocolate!).
There are gift sets designed with both sewers and knitters at heart, and there are different sizes to choose from as well. We are offering gift bags filled with our favorite knitting and sewing notions; a perfect choice for stuffing a special person’s stocking or for giving something unique to a co-worker, teacher or friend.
We also have both knitting and sewing gift boxes on hand. These crafty kits each include a popular book or pattern, along with all of the necessary notions and fibers to put the project together. And, as a very special extra something, the recipient will also find a delicious assortment of Lake Champlain chocolates tucked inside.
Gift boxes come wrapped in tissue with a bow and gift tag attached and are available now!
Ellen Luckett Baker’s new collection, Stamped, has hit the shelves at nido. With it’s vibrant red colors and fresh designs, these fabrics are perfect for some holiday sewing! Not sure what to sew? Be sure to check out Ellen’s FREE Pleated Tote tutorial.
I am totally in awe of these fabric house ornaments that Kim from Retro Mama made. I just might have to squeeze a few onto my sewing list before we put up our tree. Just how cute are these! Love, love, LOVE them!
Lucky for us, Kim provided us with a FREE tutorial to make our own. Thanks Kim!
NEW Swans Island yarn colors arrived at the shop this week in worsted and bulky weights. Pop by the shop and take a peek for yourself!
Need some direction picking out a knitting project suitable for you skill and needs? Come on in, we are here to help. nido carries a variety of knitting patterns suitable for beginners as well as a ton of projects sure to challenge even the most talented knitter.
Here at nido, we are watching the seasons shift and feeling the weather grow colder with great anticipation because it means one very important thing: it is finally time for holiday crafting! From special napkins and new aprons for holiday meals and celebrations to pretty new dresses to wear to celebratory events, items crafted for the holidays always seem to have a special sparkle to them. Over the next few weeks, nido will have a handful of great opportunities for you to craft handmade items to add creative flair to your holidays. Continue to check in on us to hear all about the cleaver and crafty things we’ve been up to.