Thursday, December 22, 2011

Not such a great shot, but at least she's wearing it! This is a raglan, long sleeved shirt- for winter. Which is funny since I used the a/c in the car today because it was so warm in the afternoon. Yes, it is December 21st.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

So, you can't see the shape very well. Mostly because it was made for a much smaller head. This has a triangular peak at the front and tapers at the sides. I love the silk/wool yarn- so soft!

Monday, December 19, 2011

This messenger bag was supposed to look different. I never did find a pattern I liked. Turns out, someone else in the house actually likes it. I would like to put something in the bottom for a bit more stability. Fun Michael Miller cat print on the outside and the blue is a lovely teal-ish suedecloth. The colors are so fun! Embellished with ribbon along the front and several pockets inside, plastic snap closure- so no worries about popping a laptop into it someday. (although, so very unlikely in our home).

Sunday, December 18, 2011

This is another pair of blue baby socks. I love this elastic cotton yarn. This is the last bit of it, and I figured no matter boy or girl, anyone can wear blue socks. Just 2 pre-baby projects left to knit and I'll start on something new.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I've literally made 30 of these. I know I said "never let me think 30 of anything is a good idea." These, however, were not 30 bibs. These are small zippy pouches called dumplings. I love the pattern, ordered a bunch of zippers, and finished them in no time! They are great for gifts! This is one of the smaller ones. I scaled the pattern up to 120% and made the most of every zipper. I hope to get pics of some more- at least the ones I have left.



Sunday, December 11, 2011

A sweet baby set of hat and socks. This will work for a boy or girl baby and hopefully make for cute pictures.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cookies for the holiday. They called for the red and white striped hugs, but our grocer didn't have those. The recipe also stated to add the kisses after baking- which I didn't do, my helpers were much too impatient. Overall, I think they are great! I'll definitely make them again.


Friday, December 9, 2011

This soaker is made from some very soft roving-type wool. The pinks are great in person.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Diaper bag. This thing is quite large. I'll be carrying extra stuff and since it is 'winter' I thought I could also throw a couple of sweaters for other people in here too if needed. I used some leftovers from that Hailey Bag kit and added some other fabrics I had on hand. It is not quite the look I was wanting. I wanted the zipper to curve around the sides more. There are also 3 interior pockets for phone and small things that might get lost in the bottom.

Monday, December 5, 2011

She actually wore this dress without a huge struggle. Who knows if she will again. Check out that twirl! I pleated this one differently. There is a wide panel in front almost like an apron, which is reversed in the back.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I haven't done many stuffed toys lately. This was a tester pattern.Handsewing the face was fun, I'm a bit out of practice.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

This is the medium size project bag. I decided to make this a matching set. I also added a little dumpling to keep my scissors and stitch markers in. Love them all!


Friday, December 2, 2011

This little knitting project holder is so fun to use! The snap on handle hangs onto other bags I carry, or my wrist so I can knit on the go. I love the clear window so I can see my projects and make sure I've got all I need before heading out.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

These pattern directions were a bit difficult to understand, but the final product is well worth it! I love using this pattern holder!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Yay! The smalls are done. 2 dozen. These are all in velcro, the mediums will use snaps instead.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Those last four outfits were made from cotton knit, which is usually great for Florida winters. I was concerned about an actual cold day, so I made this set of fleece. Same pattern used, but no pockets on the pants. I also had only a scrap of this baseball fleece, so had to use the black for the sleeves and green for the back of the shirt.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The fourth outfit. These are all somewhat interchangeable with the colors. All of the pants have pockets, which tend to harbor some odd items.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The third outfit.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The second set of pants/shirt.

Friday, November 25, 2011

With a cool front moving through, I decided to make 4 long sleeved shirts and 4 pairs of pants with pockets for the little guy. It was so rewarding, he was thrilled! What a change from the last dozen dresses.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

With perfect bias tape, this bag was fun and fast to make. So fun, that I made 2!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tiny pouches are my scrap specialty. Add a snap and kids love to put anything in them. I mean anything literally.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Large diaper. These little hedgehogs are so cute!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tin whistle case. This black fabric has musical notes printed on it, but my photography is not up to the challenge. One kid needed this for class.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

These are the latest tiniest quilting projects I've found. They are called mug rugs or snack mats. They would be handy for just a small snack instead of a paper towel, but I doubt I'd ever use them properly. They are fun and tiny and I was able to try some fun quilting stuff I just haven't tackled on a big project.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Can you see the sweet pink sheep? Who doesn't love sheep? This is a changing mat. We use these by the bunches in the begining. I used a prequilted fabric for the back, very fast and easy.

Monday, October 31, 2011

So, you saw the blue ones, now here are the pink. Who knows which ones we'll use?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Can you believe there are still just a couple of bibs waiting for snaps?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

This bag was a super-duper generous gift from dear Dana. The picture in the catalog was so cute! Unfortunately, the kit did not come with the button or the wide ric-rack. Which was disappointing because the local Joann's had only the purple and brown, not the cool matching teal for the bag. The fabric is still great and I enjoy the bag. The best part? There are some strips left! I may be able to squeeze out a diaper bag with this stuff if I can find the perfect pattern.


Friday, October 28, 2011

These quick bags are great for so many things! I've used them for knitting projects, snacks, gifts. The kids use them for their art supplies, those last minute things they need in the car, etc. I've made them in several sizes, depending on the size of the fabric scraps I'm using. If you are on my Christmas list, you may be getting one (if I can get motivated before this baby comes).


Thursday, October 27, 2011

This sandwich wrap is a great project this time of year. Park weather is great! We pack many, many sandwiches because we are there for so many hours.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A very small baby sweater. It was a fun knit and the buttons were a great addition.

Pattern: From Ravelry called
"Puerperium Cardigan"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This pattern was posted just in time for Halloween! Although, we didn't need them, they were kind of fun to make.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A sweet baby hat of cotton. Very fast and easy knit, even for someone who doesn't like I-cord.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

As I was building momentum on the tiny diapers, we suddenly needed a few large ones. Here are four of six larges. Hopefully, these will bring us right to potty training soon.

Very Baby AIO

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Newborn stash. These are all pocket diapers from the Very Baby pattern. There are 25 which I'm happy with, except for the fact that I put the velcro on backwards. Lucky I just give them away when I'm done with them. These will be used with premie sized prefolds of which I have just a dozen.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

In quilting ventures, this one is called a 'whole cloth' quilt. Which means to me, there are only 3 parts. The top, bottom and binding. A good place to start if someone has gifted you with this fabric. And, you are learning to quilt. It is backed with chenille and bound with some more handmade binding. This was not as easy as it looked. That is a lot of fabric to shift around and stuff under the arm of a standard sewing machine. This one is larger than the purple/orange one- it almost fits nicely on a single bed.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WooHoo! Rainbow cake! Kathy has a little toy caterpillar with rainbow stripes. When she announced it was having a birthday, there was only one kind of cake that would work! I am quite impressed with how very easy this was.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tiny baby socks. In blue. We are patiently waiting for a new addition around here. Since we don't know what color socks we will need, I've already cast on the pink ones. This is some great yarn. Stretchy cotton with elastic. I'm hoping they will stay on wiggly feet.