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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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall pillow cover

Really I shouldn't be sewing when life is so crazy with moving, etc. Anyway, here's my pillow. I really need to come up with my own ideas one day soon, but here's where I found this. Hers is cuter. Next thing you know, I'll be copying my friend's skirts. Seriously, check them out:

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Recovering chairs

This was my project late Saturday night. I've recovered six total and five of them needed new plywood cut for the base (thanks, Ben!). I didn't have enough fabric in my stash for all six to match, so it's a mixture of colors. Seriously a very easy project. They have some helpful videos on youtube, but really it's not rocket science. Just a staple gun, fabric, and green foam. The chairs still need some clean up. My kids are pretty hard on them.

Here's a before shot. I didn't think to take one before it was too late. So this was the best picture I could come up with.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

table runner

Finally created something! I got the itch the other day and made this. It didn't take long at all and Amy Smart's tutorial was super easy to follow. I saw her fall runner and knew I had to make one too.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Baby gifts

For a sweet little boy in Indiana. I made this quilt. Really just too easy. Very similar to this quilt. I'll do something more complicated for my next quilt. Also, by request I knit some baby blessing booties. Really fun!

Not completely satisfied with the shrinking issues, but I do love the little strip on the back that I added. I've seen those pop up everywhere on blogs and thought I would spruce up the back just a little.

I think the pattern came from here.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Princess Dress

Not exactly my idea. The fabric was free from Mee-Mee and Carolina begged and begged for a dress from it. I figured it would be good practice for nicer fabric later. I'll make the next one a lot longer. Size 4, Simplicity 5118. Pretty easy pattern and more plans to make variations of this.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another wallaby

Here's my third wonderful wallaby knit for my nephew Will, 2 years old. He totally loves it. I thought his mom would maybe appreciate it and then he would discard it for a toy, but he wanted it on right away and walked around just as you see him here. (For those that know my siblings, this is Jim's oldest).

You'll see pictures of a purple wallaby soon when I finish Carolina's. I think I'll take a break from wallabys for awhile, but I might just make Tim a new one. This is the only item that I've knit more than once.
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