Thursday, July 29, 2010
red linen overalls using the pattern from Purl, 3 pairs of watermelon soakers (longies in size 18-24 months, shorties in 18-24 and 6-12)
I'm working on a pair of blue and white longies now, with clouds and the sunshine on the bum.
I still have enough of all three colors to make one more small pair... but I'm not sure I want to... maybe I should make something more xmas-y instead.... we'll see...
Sunday, July 25, 2010
20 minutes of machine sewing, 2.5 hours of hand sewing. Of course, I was watching TiVo-ed SYTYCD, so that probably delayed me a bit. I used cotton scraps, and some Eco-felt I had in the craft closet. Wool would have been better, but I didn't have it in the right colors.
It's 2am. I sure hope she likes these as much as she liked the display...
Saturday, July 24, 2010
So here he is, happy with his moose. (pattern by Carol's Zoo, fabric is horribly shreddy cotton velvet remnant that I had in my stash. D INSISTED that none of the minkee or fleece I had were the right color, because a moose MUST be brown)
Friday, July 23, 2010
I went to the Long Beach International Quilt Festival last night, for preview night, and came home with some awesome goodies. (I'll show them in a different post)
the COOLEST thing I found, though, was this pattern. I bought the pattern and the kit, in colors for my MIL (xmas is only 5 months away!)...
the Bean immediately stole it and filled it. (hence the froggie and rattle inside)
it uses bits of a metal measuring tape to make the hinge! soooo cool!
I'm a huge fan, plus, it took longer to cut than to sew up!
Gotta love fast and easy and cool, right?
clearly, everyone is going to be getting a bag for xmas.
(BTW, the pattern is HORRIBLY written, so I can't really recommend it, but the IDEA is awesome, so, maybe it's worth it?)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
aren't they RIDICULOUSLY awesome?!?!?!?
I'm sooooooo stoked that they came out just as I imagined them!
they're a little big/long, but, as they're wool, I made them big so they'd fit in the winter...
I added the heart to the front, like Raggedy Ann had... (since the pattern I used as a starting point was Budgie Bloomers, which is inspired by Raggedy Ann's clothes....)
the rest of the front is plain....
I'M IN LOVE!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
of course, getting a 21month old to POSE is NOT going to happen...
so here she was climbing a fence
and here she is looking for snails in a neighbor's yard
and here she (and D, also in homemade head to toe) is watching a peacock run past... (visible if you enlarge the pic)
a "confetti" block (on kona raisin)
for a siggy block she asked for a smaller block with our personal favorites added... I used scraps from the Bean's reversible dress, my new bag, C's quilt, and C's shirt... I love them all, and they make me happy....
here's an indian hatchet block, and a small, embroidered (by machine) siggy block to go with it...
I still haven't done the blocks for the 3rd bee, because I am a horrible daughter (it was my mom's month, so I know she'll forgive me if I'm late!)
here's the finished product...