Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Present From Santa

A sweet, shy conversation with Santa...

revealed that her Holly doll needed a winter sweater.

Pattern:  Poppy Cardigan
Yarn:  Baby Bamboo

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Teeny Knits

Not sure who's more excited

For the new family addition

Daughter or Mom!  New Mittens knit for Holly Doll :)

Yarn:  Self striping sock yarn from stash

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ballet Slippers

A little room to grow!
Fabric:  From the stash.  A quilt cotton Amy Butler I believe
Pattern contains children and adult sizes :)
She requested another pair with a pom pom on the toes like Tinker Bell!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Revisiting The Little Cap

 I was totally surprised and excited when I got a message on facebook from a friend requesting another Little Cap.  Seems her little one is getting a little bigger!
What a great reason to get a bit of sewing time in.

 The pattern is really one of my favorites.  

For fun I made a rough looking hand stamped tag.

Now it's coming together

This size is still a bit big for my daughter, but she's just my favorite model!
Hope this hat finds you soon down south :)  I was so happy to sew for you.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Another Bag

This bag is made with a cotton linen blend fabric from Joann's.
Pattern is Pixie Handbag by Keyka Lou.

I'm after more of a messenger bag style for myself so I think
I will give this bag to my mom!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fabric Button Necklace

 I had some funky vintage pillow case scraps in my stash that caught my eye.
I think it's the fun color combo that grabbed my attention really.

I made some 1 1/8" covered buttons and turned them into a necklace.
The bezels were purchased from snapcrafty on etsy.
There is just so much fun inspiration on the web if you have the time to hunt!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Beads and Leather

I've been admiring lots of jewelry online lately. In particular, "boho"
leather and bead bracelets.

I found a great video tutorial...

Ta-dah! My new bracelet :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cozy Cloche

Revisited the hooks...

hooks and needles
image source (overthemoon's flickr photo)

peeked into the yarn stash
Giant needles and yarn balls
image source (splityarn flickr photo)

and crocheted a cozy cloche!

Pattern Nubby Brim Cloche .

My brim is a bit less flared than the one in the pattern...goofed a bit on a couple rows.
It's still a keeper nonetheless!! Just need more crochet practice (oh darn!) :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Toddler Leggings

Worked up a pair of 4T leggings from this pattern. The fabric is Denim Jegging from the April Johnston Collection. I made one alteration to shorten the length. Next time I will make a size 3T, and shorten the inseam and crotch lengths a tad. Gonna have to make the shirt too. Great basic pieces to build up her wardrobe!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sparkly Stripes

Dolman sleeve T-Shirt with self-faced boatneck.
Self drafted. Inexpensive fabric from Hancock's to test pattern with.
Still have to make a few tweaks to the pattern but overall happy :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ruffles and Rainbows

How excited was I when she asked for a rainbow scarf? So much so I dropped everything and got started! (She's usually not into things I make)

And then her little friend started to show interest too. Oh smiling heart :)
Here it is in the making a rainbow scarf with ruffles.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In The Bag

I have plans...

to make...

many more of these!

Bye Bye plastic. Hello cloth grocery bag.
Pattern drafted from plastic grocery bag!!
Check it out here.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hooked on Cables

There is a Warm Up To Winter Knit Along going on over at Luvinthemommyhood. I decided to join in on the fun, picked up 2 skeins of Cascade sport weight yarn, and decided to make a hat.

Cables are a new knitting adventure for me and I'm really digging them. The pattern is a joy to knit. It's fun watching the cables and eyelets come about. I'm a little sad it's almost finished...

Done! Maybe I need another :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hot Head

Knit, knit, knit, slip...

A hat for him. Waiting for some fleece lining and it's ready to wear. The original band gave me some trouble so I had to go an easier route. May try again for myself. Here is the pattern.

The best part is...he likes it! Yeah.


None have fallen yet this winter here so I have made do crafting up some of my own. This is a wire craft I came across on etsy and let me tell you it is addictive. Craft wire and an eensy weensy crochet hook = lots o fun!


Loving cozy yarn in the winter. Working on fingerless gloves for the little one. They are turning out a bit on the large side, but that's ok. Found some lighter yarn for another pair. The pattern is too fun :)