Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pocketed pants

The Bean refuses to wear pocketless clothing. No shirts, no dresses, unless they have pockets. One is acceptable, two preferred. So this morning, while she bathed, I whipped this teal corduroy pair out. Very quick n dirty. No pattern (or hem, just a serged cuff, as she wanted them right away), but I put a yoked cargo pocket on each leg. She was underwhelmed with the bird print, but thrilled with the pockets, so I guess we both win. Her pockets are full with about 400 pennies; she rattles loudly with each step. Her flower coat has a pocket, too, just one though, so it carries some broken squeeze-rockets.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Papa Doll!

scraps of old knits and an old sweater plus some stuffing turned my Bean into a VERY happy Bean.

she got a Papa doll!

shhh, it's sleeping. just like papa would like to be.

same hair color... dark blue pants (jeans), and blue shirt... just like Papa.

that's a VERY satisfied little girl.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I've been playing with wool felt lately, working on ornaments for the Advent Calendar Sew Along...
Then I realized I had lots of roses and barrette shapes cut out from when I first saw the tute over at Purl, but I had stopped making them as I ran out of barrettes. A quick trip to Target solved that problem, and I had LOADS of fun whipping out all these little babies.
Of course my favorite is the one I created all by myself, this leaf one,
and I also like the apple ones, made from buttons from Momen+

the Bean and I each wore one of these yesterday. (she got the pink one)... it was awesome.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A seasonal barrette...

Wool felt, variegated embroidery floss, a hair clip, and a model who's so fluffy he doesn't notice.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

finally catching up!

My awesome husband took the kiddos this morning so I could catch up on my bees...

here's 2 non-wonky squares in a square

2 wonky log cabins...

2 bridges

and a mod-mosaic block...
all will be mailed off on monday, and then I can start on November's blocks!
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Still sick, but I can stir!

Having a dyepot means I can cook my curtains, taking them from matchy-matchy to a pretty contrasty dark blue!

Friday, November 5, 2010

sitting and knitting

I'm sick, so sitting and knitting is all I feel up to right now... even though I have a giant stack o' sewing to do....

luckily, The Bean LOVES getting knits...

and she's so stinkin' cute...

I just love knitting for her!

How could anyone resist this face?
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