Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bell Craft - 2 Year Old Approved

My two year old is super excited about Christmas this year and thinks that bells are the coolest.

I'm not sure if I'd exactly call this a craft since it hardly took any work or creativity but my two year old thought it was awesome. We bought some bells from our local Hobby Lobby and strung them on elastic cord. Viola! Done! A fun little Christmas craft for my crazy two year old to run around with!

Patchwork Tote Bag

I love how this turned out! The picture's a bit foggy...I took it with my Iphone. The colors are actually quite vibrant. I used a charm pack of Woodland Bloom by Moda. It's so pretty! I'm a bit tote bag obsessed right now since I'm new to sewing and they're super easy.

This tote was a bit trickier than the others I've made since the patchwork was a bit stretchier. It was a challenge to get it to fit nicely with the lining. It's my good from far, far from good bag. The one improvement from the other basic totes I've made is I used interfacing with this one. It gave it such wonderful structure!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I've been terrible at this!

I'm so inspired by all of my fellow crafters with incredible blogs to really start blogging. I've been terrible. It's almost been an entire year since I've posted anything!!! I'm a newly obsessed sewer so I'll have to start posting some of my latest projects. Especially before baby number 2 arrives in May. More to come soon...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Bohemian Rainbow Brite

I've been knitting for about 5 years now. Mostly baby hats, booties and the occasional toy. So, I've decided to break out of baby mode and start making things for me. I'm working on a super cute sweater - forecast (with a few alterations from Pincu -Thanks!!!) which I'll have to post soon. It's looking really cute so far. The other item I'm working on just didn't turn out. In fact I'm thinking it's pretty ugly.
I present to you Bohemian Rainbow Brite Fingerless Mitts aka fetching.

The yarn is so gorgeous it's Rowan Tapestry but I just don't like them knitted up as fingerless mitts. Oh well. My other mistake was that I knitted this when I was sleepy and I misread the instructions making the cable portion much larger than it should have been. I think I will knit the other one. I might as well.