12.23.2014

Free Printable: Christmas quote

Cobberson & Co for Blissful and Domestic - free christmas printable


Last week I was a guest blogger for the lovely Danielle over at Blissful and Domestic and shared a free 8x10 Christmas print.  Check out my post on her blog, and download your print for a little last minute holiday decor!


12.14.2014

Free printable - Handspun With Love yarn label

Cobberson & Co.  Handspun with love free printable gift tag


Good news handspinners - I have a new free printable Handspun With Love label just for you!  

Cobberson & Co.  Handspun with love free printable gift tag


I printed out my label on kraft scrapbook paper (using the best quality option on my printer) and then backed it with a floral sheet of scrapbook paper that had a vintage vibe.  There are thick black borders on each side of the heart that you can either choose to include or cut off, depending on the look you are going for.  I chose to cut them off, since I didn't think they added anything to the floral background.  


Cobberson & Co.  Handspun with love free printable gift tag


The font I used for the word Handspun has a distressed, vintage feel to it.  The fading on the H is not your printer doing something weird - it's supposed to be like that :)


Cobberson & Co.  Handspun with love free printable gift tag


The side of the label has places for you to write in the yardage and weight of the yarn


Cobberson & Co.  Handspun with love free printable gift tag


as well as care instructions and fiber content.


Cobberson & Co.  Handspun with love free printable gift tag


Just fold/ cut the ends to the correct size for your skein and tape the label closed with a fun piece of washi tape.  


Cobberson & Co.  Handspun with love free printable gift tag


And that's it!

**EDITED 11-4-15** 

There are two super awesome options for getting these tags:

1.  Purchase for $3 from my Etsy shop and 100% of the profits will be donated to charity as part of the Revolution Craft Style Project.  More information on the Revolution Craft Style Project can be found here, or

2.  Download for free here .

Choose wisely, grasshopper.


PS.  I recommend using Google Chrome as your browser to open the file.

These gift tags are for personal, non-commercial use only.

Hope you enjoy it!




12.12.2014

Sneak peek of Handspun with Love gift tag!

Cobberson handspun with love free printable gift tag

Just need to photograph the brand spanking new Handspun gift tag in action and it will be ready for you all this weekend!  Subscribers will receive the download link in this weekend's update, so be sure to sign up to have it sent to your inbox.  Printables are for personal, non-commercial use only.  Hope you love it <3

12.03.2014

The one where your handknit gift is accidentally destroyed...

Five years ago, before my nephew was born, I felt like it was time to tackle an insanely complicated and awesome baby gift for him that was not a hat or sweater or normal baby blanket.  I ended up going with the Sleepy Monkey Blanket, a reversible stroller blanket full of crazy color work and constructed with steeks.  If you've never tried steeking, it's pretty much the organic chemistry of knitting, known to strike fear into even the most experienced knitters, but super exciting and fun if you just go for it.  You basically spend weeks knitting the blanket in the round, sew (with a sewing machine) a couple lines from top to bottom with sewing thread and then CUT the blanket in half so it's flat.  

Anyway, it looked like this when I was finished:


front of sleepy monkey blanket



back of sleepy monkey blanket


dual side action

And I was super proud of the finished blanket, and even prouder when my SIL held it up for everyone to see at her shower.  

The fate of the blanket was not a good one :)  After my nephew was born, he got some use out of the blanket, until one day he did his baby business on it.  Like any other parent with a poopy blanket, my SIL threw it in the wash.  Unfortunately when she pulled it out afterwards it was the size of a washcloth.  I didn't find out about this until my nephew was like 3 years old and I remembered that I hadn't seen the blanket ever at their house.  Even though it was destroyed, and I was pretty sad about the whole thing (knitter's grief - is there such a thing?) it made me really happy to know they had actually USED and loved it.  I wouldn't have even thought to use it for something other than decoration.

I posted the short version of this story on FB, and I think it's something every knitter can relate to.  What gifts have you made and later learned of their untimely demise?
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