I was trying to post this for the last two days, but our internet has been sucky. It’s finally back up and running properly again so here goes…Ta da! These are some of the projects that I’ve been working on over the last couple months:
For Christmas I made something for all of the ladies in the family. Chris’ sisters got the purses/bags above and below.
The place mats were for our sister in law who has these adorable square sushi dishes, so I made them to match.
I also made each of the ladies a rice bag that can get heated up or cooled down for whatever body aches and pains you have. The cover is removable and washable. Of course I had to make one for myself too…
My first crack at wee person clothes. The top was a bit finiky in places, but turned out super cute and will be a dress, then a shirt when she grows into it. The jeans had me giddy even though I broke two needles. They’re just super, super cute wide leg pants. LOVE them!
I made a day timer cover for myself so I can keep the thing from getting too bashed up. It was a first time for one of these and I didn’t have a pattern so there’s some things I would definitely do differently next time.
This was yesterday’s project (yes, I am still sick, but I get bursts of energy). I love how it turned out. I used two fat quarters of material because I couldn’t find it on the bolt and I LOVE it. The green, orange and blue were the colors that we had for our wedding and they’re still some of my faves. We don’t have many picture frames here so I thought this was a good solution and I’ve always wanted to make one. I think the whole thing cost me less than $8 to make.
And then there’s Elly. Elly has a story about how she came into existence. Or rather why. The obvious why is that she’ll be for the baby, but there’s more to it than that. I’ll save that for the next post because it’s a story all on it’s own. Anyway, she’s not very big, only about 7-8″ tall, foot to rump, totally soft and chewable, and totally washable. And she needed next to nothing for fabric. I love the blanket stitch that I used to attach her ears…sooo cute! And you can’t see it, but she has little hand stitched X’s for eyes.