Saturday, October 2, 2010

5 hour baby sweater

5 hours?
it can't be true.
a whole sweater?

Well, I didn't time myself...but this 5 hour baby sweater really truly is a quick and fun knit! 
and impressive if I do say so myself.  I even had time to include the matching bonnet!

This was a gift for my husband's coworker-people I don't know.  You never know the level of appreciation someone will have for a handmade gift-but I was delighted today to see that baby Grace came home in this sweater.  I was touched!

 and what a gorgeous baby she is.  Welcome to the world Baby Grace!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Refashion!

I love the idea of taking something with potential and making it into something else.  My son was given these pants in a hand-me-down package...and while they have a cuteness about them-they just aren't my his style.  So, here is my version of a boys pants to jean skirt refashion

the starting product...cute denim w/ corduroy embellishment.

So, basically-I just hacked off the top of the jeans.  These were a 5T so I did have to downsize them a bit for my 18 month old
the first cut

I fiddled with the bottom for a while-I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted there.  But, I ended up with something of a ruffle.  A little 80's?  maybe.  But, isn't that style cool again?
and a little embellishment for the bum with some leftover corduroy
She's starting to be a little more cooperative for the camera.  She likes to pose and say "cheese!"

It's not my most graceful project ever..but I'm pretty happy that the pants that would otherwise not been worn now have found a new life!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

One thing is abundantly clear

I really kinda suck at blogging!

I did NOT forget about the kids clothes challenge week.  I DID sew this week!  I have one measly thing to show for it and it's not even finished yet...

trust me, this is ridiculously cute on her.  It totally needs buttons.  I will post pictures of my model when it's done!
eta: The finished product!

oh, I did sew one other thing this week...doesn't really fall in the kids clothes category, but it will wrap a sweet little baby. :)

Swaddle blanket from a Prudent Baby tutorial.  

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Challenge!

One of my favorite crafty bloggers, elsie marley, is once again hosting a kids clothes week challenge in honor of National Sewing Month.  I'm holding myself to it this time!  Watch for posts with my updates!  I, of course, have eleventy billion projects swimming around in my brain so maybe I can churn some out. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's time for Fall!

A few weeks ago I picked up some adorable apple printed corduroy fabric and decided that it was destined to be a jumper for the Diva.  It turned out so cute...if not a touch too big.  But, she'll be able to easily wear it until the spring.  

She also ended up with a matching baby doll.  This was an impulse project!  But I found this tutorial and it was too stinkin' cute!
hug your baby!
what else comes with Fall?  College Football!!  One of my favorite crafty ladies from Crafts for Lily gave me the idea/inspiration for this little outfit and I'm just tickled with how it turned out!
Go State!
Happy Fall!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shirr Madness

Yes, I know it's nearly August...and I *should* be thinking of fall clothes. But, I still had some cute fabric left from the summer-and these bubble/sunsuits have been all over the interwebs. I have also been dying to try this shirring technique with elastic thread. It was so much fun! And such a cute result
it's the perfect outfit for gardening
okay...back to knitting (which is why I am here in the first place, right?) and thinking about the fall. Somewhat of a challenge when it's so hot out!  But if you also are in the mood to squeak out one last summer is some inspiration:
Made By Rae's Sunsuit tutorial
Crafts for Lily's take on the bubble
an easy shirring tutorial

Monday, July 19, 2010