Thursday, July 29, 2010

We just recently read some books about ATC's. Here are Abigail's first attempts. She used watercolor crayons from Hobby Lobby. They are in baseball card sleeves. Thanks Joann!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A few more bibs...

Monday, July 26, 2010

I love the fit of this onesie! I've already cut out 2 more. Perfection would be if the legs were slightly longer, but I'm no pattern drafter. Do notice that the lapped sleeve is backwards- facing to the back instead of front. Hopefully I won't do that again. Only 3 pattern pieces and easier to make than I thought. It is a must to clip notches to line everything up. Here's the pattern: http://childrensfashionworkshop.squarespace.com/rts-patterns/

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A lapped sleeve onsie. Boy clothes are getting more fun. I just need to get better at making them.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

So, I even tried to show you a close up of the great, super, soft, fuzzy, colorful, yarn.
A baby sized blanket. My first-kinda. I actually knitted this same yarn into a completed blanket four times. Really. This is the fourth. I am finally happy with how it turned out! It was intended as a gift for a friend (this time), but she just found out it is a boy. I'll have to think of something else wonderful...

2 large diapers. Dark blue with red and white. Doesn't show up well because I'm crummy at photos. That is actually a helicopter on the bum of one of them. A friend was kind and let me use her fun embroidery machine.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A knitted washcloth. This is the chinese waves pattern. I like the bumps for scrubby-ness. I really like this cotton yarn, but can't think of what to make with it because of the way the color blocks. Feel free to offer suggestions.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tiny snap pouch. The bobbin is there to show size.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

27 fleece tie blankets. I didn't tie them, just cut.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another bib.

Monday, July 19, 2010

She made a bird that balances its beak on her nose. The feathers are a bit tickly.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Another pair of soft leather shoes. These actually turned out slightly large so I've already started a smaller pair.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We've been loving our KleenKanteens for 5 years now. Needed a sippy for the little one. This little cozy has an elastic top and insulated lining.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Used up some cotton yarn scraps to make a quick washcloth. I'm starting to like using these.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

This is the last child sized apron from the unfinished box! Yay!

Friday, July 9, 2010

The spoon shows size. This is a length of pvc pipe cut into manageable rolling pin size for small hands. Cheap and easy to do! We have a handful of these which worked out great when I worked with a girl scout troop and needed a bunch of rolling pins for a project.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I have just been loving the homemade playdough we've been making lately!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A couple of fingermit potholders. We won't use them here, but they make fun gifts! The edges are not serged, but done with a wide close zigzag.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I tried a recipe for homemade deoderant. It included baking soda, coconut oil, cornstarch, essential oils, and I think that's all. Cooked it on the stove, then used this container to hold it. I can say that it worked out fine for the week or so that I used it. Unfortunately, shenanigans were underway and it had to be disposed of. Some of the hazards of crafting with little children around, even I cannot anticipate.