Saturday, September 29, 2007

Green paisley is not as ugly as it sounds. There is a small pouch I made to go with this bag- I'll post a pic later.

12 more diapers. There were 2 more that didn't make it to the photo shoot. 11 mediums, 1XL, and 2 smalls. The oranges and yellows are part of the infamous fabric I've been waiting since November of last year to arrive! (Last time I use that supplier.)

Kitty eyes can be creepy. I've embellished this wool felt coin purse with some beads. Different colored beads may have been better-I'm trying to work with what I have for these small projects.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

A colorful hat! It is child sized. You can't tell, but the yarn is very thin, soft and black with specks of red, yellow, and green. Another one to donate, thanks to a friend for the fun yarn.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Yep, you guessed it. Another soaker. This is a lovely yarn that was gifted to me by a friend. I love working with those fun colors!

I'm no photographer, but this is bad for me. This is a black 'canvas' that you scratch an image into and the silver underneath shows through. It makes for hard to photograph because the flash reflects off the silver. This was a kit type item but still a bit of a challenge for me.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Of course, another soaker. But this one is super soft Malabrigo yarn and it has these great ribs in the front- I've modified the pattern a bit to accomodate those bulky nights.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Is it yet another soaker?

Nope! It's a skirty! I dyed the yarn myself- which is why it is several different shades of blue. One of my first dye jobs. It took me so long to finish this bugger that I won't be starting another soon.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Yet another soaker. This yarn was hand dyed by me! I am not in love with the colors, but I dyed so much that this is the second soaker I've made with it. Just a small ball left.

Just the blues are left from the recent 9. All 3 are mediums. I tried blue snaps on one, but I prefer the white.

What a fun new yarn. This hat is made for a child's head. (donating to an Indian reservation) Made from a blend of cotton, linen, and wool. Different and fun to work with. The yarn was a gift- not something I would have tried myself.

You can't really tell, but this is a small change purse. I used the wool felt again- small scraps go a long way. I am improving on my handsewing too, with these small projects.

Lately, I've been crafting faster than I've been photographing. Here is another diaper- I made 9 last week- but these were only mediums. I also made a few wetbags for them. Here is a fun new print zippy bag. I am having fun learning new zipper techniques.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Cotton corn! The husk is removable! I just love the sheen of that beautiful green cotton yarn! So much to be said working with quality materials.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

I love to use up all my scraps. Doll diapers can be made from baby diaper scraps! These are different than the loads of them I made before. These are for a doll who actually wets! They are made with a waterproof layer and an inner absorbant soaker.

Monday, September 3, 2007

This is a needle roll. I have been wanting to make one of these for a long time. I did not follow a pattern and unfortunately, it did not turn out how I wanted. I'll just use it until I make the right one. This was another scrap of fabric. I learned what not to do, for next time.

Small scraps make small pouches. Each one is about 3"x4". I will keep my knitting supplies in the swirly one. Scissors, stitch markers, plastic needle, etc. I have no use whatsoever for the others, but I like to use up small scraps.

Real wool fabric is wonderful to work with. Pages sewn in and needles inside. I really liked making this and hope the recipient will like it also. It is small- smaller than my small hands. Keeping your needles in the wool is supposed to keep them sharp and prevent rusting.

Here is my first nifty knitter loom project. It is a little hat for Abigail's dog. I will try to replace this picture with one of the dog wearing it later. I found that I don't care for the look of 'loom' crafts.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The second attempt at a cupcake. Still the cherry is great, but I may have to give up on this pattern. This one is clearly better than the first, but still not like I keep envisioning it. Although, in person, I'm getting rave reviews.