Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just a small thank you gift for the girls' teachers this year. I just love the little drawstring bags! They are easy to make, and have a ton of uses.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Dragonflies and other cute bugs. This one is from the larger size pattern. They are all happily in the 'unfinished bin', but I figured I could tackle one every now and then.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

From a very thoughtful friend! She made this gauze-y/woven wrap. It is very comfortable, and WAY more beautiful than the one we had for Katherine! Thank you Rachel!

Friday, April 17, 2009

My first 'real' quilting project. This is a wall hanging. I am really impressed that it came out at all worthy of being on a wall. All those wonky edges in the binding are not the photography- they really look that way. I have loads of room for improvement on the binding part. These are called log cabin squares and were not so hard to make. I started with hand quilting, then went to machine quilting just for the speed of it. I also could have used different batting to make the hand quilting easier. I will definitely start another, small, fun, quilting project.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Not all of my craft ventures come out photo worthy. Here is a very sad example of a ruined project. The girls worked diligently for over an hour on these clay pieces only to be baked to a crisp. Next time, I will take a photo before I put them in the oven, they were some new techniques that were beautiful before my mishap. I'll blame my error on fuzzy pregnant brain.
Not sure why these are blurry. The plate on the right is cinnamon-sugar pretzels and the left are the plain and salted ones. These are from one Auntie Anne's Pretzel making kit. It was messy, but fun. The sweet ones are good, but the salted ones are awesome! It was like being at the mall! Abigail and Katherine made them with a little help from Dana. I got to watch and eat! Yummmm!

I helped make this. It is a breathtaking sight! If you've never had my great-grandmother's Easter Pizza, you are really missing out on an amazing facet of life. However, making it is very hard work- especially this many of them, it took many people many hours. All the effort pays off with the first taste on Easter morning. Feel free to come by for a piece- but hurry- it goes fast!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

18" doll dress and 2 winter coats.
A slice of cake. There are little hearts on the edge of the frosting too.
Another kid sized apron. No pockets on this one.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Three more mediums. These are monkeys, elephants, and aliens. It is blurry, but I am so in love with the elephant print!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

So, here is a piece of fabric that I found on sale. Pretty, but what to do with it? Here is also a picture of my very old sewing chair. Gross, huh? Stained from years ago, faded, paint chipping and wobbly. Sadly, it sits in the middle of the house at the sewing table for all to see. That fabric was just the inspiration I needed! I took off what was left of the chair pad, tightend all the screws, primed, and repainted! I'm still not a good painter, just freehand with the help of little hands. The girls loved the matching pink paint so they did all the pink on the new chair.

Here it is! The chair turned out great! What a difference! I can sit, sew, and be inspired!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Ignore the wrinkly forehead. It is not so easy to take a picture of your own head. This lovely hair wrap I knitted with some leftover sparklie pink and some veriegated leftovers. I am very pleased with how it turned out! I was surprised how fast and easy it was!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My photography does not show off this sparklie, shimmery yarn well enough. A woman I knit with made this hat and it was so beautiful, I had to make one too! Her petal details were much better than mine, but those petals are tricky to sew down. It may be easier to do mosaic knitting or intarsia for them. Overall, it is cute and I am happy with it! If we don't have a use for it, paired with some booties, it will make a sweet gift.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Such a fun print! I added the pocket to the front, made from the same fabric as the bodice lining. However, I did not check with the diva before adding the pocket, because she says she can't reach it properly to put things into it, she won't wear it. Maybe in time...
We are all Dolphins fans here! Not a newborn size, slightly larger so it will fit when football season is here. This was fun to make, from one of those amazing "One Skein Wonders" books that I drool over! Made from some lovely soft cotton yarn with a slight shine.