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  • We recently went to the Fashion on a Ration exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth, London. This exhibition had some fantastic items of clothing from WW2 to post war, showing the effect of war on fashion. What will always amaze me is the "make, do and mend" aspect of war time fashion where some of the most fantastic items were hand made. I'm a massive fan of 1940's and 50's clothing and for me a 1940's day or evening dress exhibits perfect fit, attention to detail and is well made. I love wearing an item knowing it is nearing 80 years old, is still going strong and looks fabulous! Anyway, I digress. There were a few knitted its and bits too. Here are a few of my favourite pieces:

    Well, if I had to have a uniform it would be this dress. I love a shirt dress at the best of times, but one with yarn and needles novelty print wins it for me.

    Our 1940's romper is pretty much like this one. This lovely mint green one was actiually worn for swimming and has the wearer's initials on it. 

    Sweet little garter stitch pram coat. I love a bit of garter stitch- the texture of it, the fact it is a lovely 40's touch and also it is the one I find the easiest! 

    Just some blooming lovely dresses. I want them all.

    Beautiful illustration and handwriting. I can barely read it, but it is just such a beautiful image.

    So I'm biased as I have a little daughter and my day job is a footwear designer but these baby girl items are just too sweet for me. 

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    Well, I have a reasonably good excuse for the lack of blogging- It has been way over a year...oops. My only excuse is- I had a baby- does that excuse me? Probably not. Well all change now. We have exciting new products to add to our range. I have the family by day but by evening (not night as I am in bed before 10) I have been knitting away to keep product fresh and exciting. As well as our little pompom hats and drawstring bags we will be adding to the website cushion homewares, knitted romper suits and pixie cardigans to name a few. So the ideas are flowing- I just need more time. Well who doesn't.

    Here is a little preview of our new bits which I will be adding to the website this week. One oft the benefits of having a baby is I have a model!

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    Meet the newest members of our family!

    Our hand puppets for children and grown ups to play with. Each puppet has it's own identity so you can really get to know him or her! How can you resist that knitty little face and cute bow tie?

    Lolly the Panda, Raymond the Koala and Harry the Cat can come in any colour you like, and their Bear buddies will be coming soon. Just contact us for a particular colour or animal as we can create one just for you!

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    Just had to share these 2 fabulous photos of gorgeous little ones in our bobble hats:

    These 2 little sisters look so sweet in their matching hats, and with mittens to match!

    What a beautiful blue eyed boy in his bobble hat of blues.

     

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    When we were asked to make 2 cardigans for 2 little girls, with free rein(!) we jumped at the chance! Once we found out a little bit about them we came up with these designs:

    Once the designs and the colours were agreed, our needles got clacking and we made these beauties:

    We can not wait to see how these look on the little girls they are for- these cardigans are (of course!) based on vintage patterns, and we have added our feature pompoms on them too.

     

    If you want a custom made item for a little one, just email us at info@bobblehandmade.com

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    We are getting ourselves all excited about Christmas- a perfect time for our knitted goodies! We will be selling our hats and bags and our new Christmas stockings at a few festive fairs this year.

    On Saturday 30th November we will be at CROFTMAS from 12-5 in St Hildas Church in Crofton Park SE4. This is a lovely community Christmas fair where we happen to live so we are very excited to be a part of it!

    Then we will be at No.178 cafe in New Cross from 12-5 (178 New Cross Road) on Sunday 8th December.

    And then if that was not enough for us we will be at Brockley Christmas Market on Saturday December 14th where Coulgate street, right by Brockley Station, will be closed for the day and will be packed with nearly 50 stalls where you do a final stock up for Christmas and enjoy a most necessary mince pie and mulled wine.

     

     

     

     

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    Yes folks, it is getting to that time of year where we at Bobble need to start thinking about Christmas designs; so soon!

    I have been having a good old look at vintage christmas knits on kids and adults for our new upcoming project. Here are some of my favourites!

    I love the mixture of large motif with smaller decorative border designs.

    You have to love a good old christmas jumper!

    It won't be long until we can show you our latest design, so watch this space.

     

     

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    Amazing Grace 19 September 2013 | Comments (0)

    The baseball cardigan has become a signature piece for us, so here is our latest one. Just tell us the colours you would like and we can knock up a CAD like this:

    And here is the end result- we are really pleased with the look of this one:

    If you would like us to make one these up for you, please email on on info@bobblehandmade.com and we can discuss colours; price is £30 plus p+p. Only for kids at the moment, so sorry not for grown ups! 

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    A massive thank you to everyone who came, bought and enjoyed Blythe Hill Fields Festival yesterday. It was a glorious day so we were pretty happy to be hanging out in the sun, listening to music and chatting to people.

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    Hurrah - Our brand new mini bags are now available to buy! Same lovely motifs but now a little size for little things. The bag is around 20cm x 29cm so can fit lots of its and bits from little toys, toiletries to flat pumps. We will be selling these and our other products at Blythe Hill Festival (SE4) on Saturday 6th July. Come along and see what we have!

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