Friday, March 16, 2012

Wallaby #5

I'm not sure when I started this one, but I ordered the yarn back in November.  It definitely took awhile. I've been feeling the pressure this last month or so because I'm really worried it won't fit him in the fall and it's already so warm here.  Just in time for St Patrick's Day, but the weather is in the mid-70s or higher.  I love this yarn.  Not so much the color, but that was Tim's pick. I'm glad for younger siblings that this can be handed down to after he's worn it only twice before he out grows.  Maybe this summer he won't grow very much?

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Friday, October 7, 2011

New hats

It's fall and she needed hats. I've knit hats, but thought I'd try to sew some. These were super, super easy and she loves them, as you can see. She is a little over two months old and the fleece fits great (nice and snug); the knit one turned out a little big and falls down over her eyes sometimes. I used this tutorial.  Just make sure you cut the hat in the right direction (so it can stretch to fit baby's head). Also, I don't have a serger, just used a regular sewing machine for the knit fabric.  Speaking of sewing machines, I just bought a new machine.  I have had three machines in my life and all three were hand-me-downs.  I almost cried opening up a brand new machine.  It is a Brother CS-6001 and, for the record, the pink fleece hat was the first project ever sewn on the machine.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

stroller remake

This stroller had seen too much outdoors and big kid riders and was in desperate need of a redo. Notice the big hole ripped in the seat? I did this for Joe, my two year old. When he saw the new cover, his comment was, "Cute!" For days, he pushed it everywhere.  I used the old cover as a template and reused the old straps.  Not perfect, but super cute.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New skirt

First, pay no attention to the half-naked 2-year old. I'm sure our neighbors are convinced we are complete rednecks. If the shoe fits...

Carolina wanted a skirt that she could twirl around in. She picked both fabrics and insisted on a lace trim. It went together very quickly and she is super happy with it.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Baby Quilt

Here's a quick quilt for a friend. Not entirely happy with the actual quilting aspect of it. My machine was having issues or there would be more quilting in the sashing. Ran out of time before our move. No pattern, just threw it together.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Doily pillow

Fun and easy project. I've picked up doilies for 25 cents at yard sales. Just baffles me that something that tooks hours and hours of hand crocheting can be sold so inexpensively. Maybe some people would be aghast that I have now machine stitched it to a recently made pillow cover. I'm totally happy with the result. I'm sure I copied this from something I've seen online. It seems I'm not very original these days. In case my grandmother reads this, this doily is not the one crocheted by my great-grandmother. She can tell anyway, I'm sure. I have other, safer, plans for that one.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Her Thanksgiving Dress

I call this her Thanksgiving dress, but I couldn't wait until the holiday to let Carolina wear it. Started it Friday and finished last night. I used McCalls 6062. I really recommend the pattern. Super easy (necessary for me) and no zipper. I used fabric on my hand (borrowed from my mom's stash) and I bought the pattern on sale for $1 a few weeks ago. I can also call it my $3 dress ($2 for elastic). She loves it and that's what counts. Someday when we're not paying for two houses or maybe when I get my fabric stash out of storage I'll be able to do more.

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