Hand quilting complete, machine in the ditch to finish it, then binding... think I'll have it done by the morning?
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
And the winner of the knitting books is #45, Nicole Sender, who's wishing for a Kindle Fire for Christmas!
I loved hearing everyone's Christmas wishes - my favorite was the person wishing for eyebrows to grow back. Wish I knew the story there!
Thanks for playing :)
Monday, December 3, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Pink with a teething ring attached
(All of the above available in my shop)
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This one was my favorite - my father-in-law actually suggested the tiny pocket. (He missed his calling in life, as a party planner and fashion designer.) The first time she wore this, instead of just a little white shirt, and I swaddled her for sleeping...when I unwrapped her when she woke up, I was overcome by how adorable she was. What a cute little baby!
I added extra bias binding from an old project - had exactly enough (it's actually red, not orange). The top is quilting cotton; the skirt is a bit of black linen; and the button is a little cherry.
I like it when mothers and babies dress alike, but I haven't got the drive to make clothes for myself now that I have someone small and cute to sew for. So, I went to my closet and found dresses I'd made myself in the past, and I'm making her ones to match. This one actually is roughly the same style as the one I made myself, down to the shoulder ties (because the Monique dress was a bit short in the shoulders, so I had to add a bit on contrast, and made ties while I was at it). I made the piping myself, as well. We got so many cute comments when we wore our dresses!
This was the husband's favorite. It was a bit larger than the others, so she wore it over a long-sleeved baby shirt at first, and it lasted the longest. Two fat quarters and pre-made piping and bias tape. I found it most successful if I sewed the piping to the top before doing the side seams in the skirt (unlike the instructions), for then it would be caught in the seam and stay flat. If I wanted (I sometimes did), I could catch the lining of the bodice by hand, keeping the skirt gathers hidden on the inside.
I made two others that I don't seem to have photographed - one in blue (top) and red (skirt) bandana fabric, and one in purple stripe (top) and solid (skirt) quilting cotton.
Might have to make them again next spring a bit larger, although it'll take more than a fat quarter now.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
No matter how the election turns out, I made a fun purchase at the Quilt Festival, and by next week I'll be able to celebrate or drown my sorrows with BlockBase!
(Been benefitting from Barbara Brackman's free things long enough; figured it was about time!)
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The baby slept well this afternoon, so I cut out a new dress for her - the Baby Square Yoke so popular among Martha Pullen fans. The first one I made was nice, but huge on my tiny baby... so of course I cut this one a size larger (hey, don't want it outgrown too soon!), but I did change a few of the options to make it look a bit smaller.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
And I actually did, but not well enough. After seeing someone who went up a needle size complain on Ravelry that it was too large, when my gauge came between two needles, I went for the one called for in the pattern... This is the result. The back, done in the size described, tight and narrow, the same width as a front panel done properly in a larger needle. Back frogging to come...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Edit: wow, that second picture has some odd artifacting going on. Cell phone... But it's half-made units and tiny offcuts from the flying geese (trust me to cut as the pattern said, rather than cutting for no-waste flying geese...), which will make pinwheels!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
That's not the case for everyone in my family. My grandfather was a well-regarded watercolor painter; my mother and aunt can draw; and my sister's taken up a new craft, which benefits the baby greatly: