December 21, 2011

One Row Lace Scarf (Knitting)

Knitting + me = LOVE.

I mean, doesn't that just look relaxing?  Rainy day, knitting, drinking tea by the window?

I really am enjoying it.  But I am SOOOOO slow.  Uber-slow.  This 'quick and easy' scarf probably took me a good 30 hours, anyway.

This is the One Row Lace Scarf.  I do like the pattern, and appreciated how easy it was to put together, even if it did take me forever!

Even the ends turned out pretty even...

And there's only one mistake in the whole thing (that I could see).  Don't ask me how this happened, but here it is.  I tried to circle this big stitch in red so you could see it...

And off it went to my Mother-In-Law for Christmas.

December 18, 2011

Creepy Little Owl

Lesson learned when sewing up a 2 inch sized owl....SEW BY HAND.  For some strange reason, my 4 year old absolutely loves this little guy.  Hey, at least he didn't go to waste!

I used this pattern from homemade by jill, not that I did it any credit.  Sometime I will try it again by hand.  So that it looks cute, not creepy.

December 15, 2011

Mrs. Claus Costume

Oh boy, I am so excited about this one!  Photo credits to my 4 year old...

The apron has a LOOOOONG tie on the back...

So what is it with the Santa/Mrs Claus costumes that make Mrs Claus all slutty?  Really?  Maybe for a college party....but out here with the little thank you.

I used Simplicity 3723 for the basic shape of the dress and bonnet, and just winged a basic apron.  Best part?  I put in a pocket under the apron for little candy cane goodies!  Now I'm all ready for the preschool sing-a-long!

December 13, 2011

A bag for Miss Mady

I love kids' birthdays.  So much fun to sew something special!  This little birthday girl loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so I sewed her up a bag.  Hopefully I'll have time to make something to put IN the bag, but that completely depends on what else I get done this week.  Christmas is coming!

I really do love applique.

December 6, 2011

Rag Doily Rug

I did it!

The Rag Doily very first ever real knitted pattern!  I bet you can tell which side I started on...

Haha!  <sigh>  Oh well.  I actually started this thing 4 or 5 times.  This is the first time I have ever knitted anything other than my scarf, which was a straight knit stitch the whole way.  I'm pretty proud, actually.  Plus I love that the pattern uses slit sheets.  Fabric!  Yay!