Monday, April 27, 2009

?Que es esto?

A deformed sock? No, it's just Sheldon.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Birdie Sling

Today I sewed a Birdie Sling by Amy Butler! That's about all I did . . . it was worth it.

I bought the pattern and materials sometime last spring during a Textile Fabrics sale but never got around to actually sewing it. This is my first Amy Butler pattern--maybe I'll do more in the future. The directions were easy--they are almost overexplained, which is OK.

Before sewing I googled the pattern and found that there was errata and I saw what modifications other sew-ers have done, such as adding a magnetic snap, which I did. is so handy. I highly recommend it.

The mega interfacing called for makes this bag very sturdy, more sturdy than bags I've sewn in the past. Maybe my sewing skills have improved; this purse seemed fairly easy to make. It was still time-consuming. But fun!

For the main section I used "garden maze" pattern fabric, also by Amy Butler. I really love her fabric patterns.

The finished product! This bag holds a lot!

Construction photos (click to enlarge):

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Piggy and More

I'm using yarn from my stash one tiny size-four stitch at a time.

I found these December photos of my Lace Ribbon scarf.

Behold the Christmas piggy, made from knit gloves. Idea from the great book Sock and Glove by Miyako Kanamori. Not only do they make cute animals but also knit gloves are rather unexpensive materials.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Flying Sontag

Just kidding. Here's the sontag laid flat for blocking by my mom. It's similar to the Mason-Dixon Knitters' Baby Kimono but no seaming at all.

What if all knitted-gift receivers had to block their own gifts?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mom's Sontag Fin

Unexpectedly, I finished mom's sontag before her big historical event this weekend, which was down near Columbia, Tennessee. I wrote out directions for her to block it since she has much more floor space than me.

I think she needs to tug it down around her shoulders more and some in the back.

Oops, looking kind of short in the back there! She added a historically correct button for the closure in the back.

Very warm in April in wool. Mom said the I-cord was "so professional looking!" Heehee.

Happy Easter

From Kitty, Bunny, Bear pattern by wee wonderfuls.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

There have been tornado sirens off and on all day, disturbing Dodger. I'm on holiday from work and indulging my desire to sew, sew, sew!

First, I finished a couple of WIP Wees.

Then I did bunnies for the three babies I know, Clara, Ellen, and Jackson.

Next, I made three tiny Easter lambs. The blue one has tiny lassoing cowboys!

I haven't done much batch sewing before--it really speeds things up! All these patterns are free and I had the materials already on hand. I only embroidered eyes and noses since the intended recipients are way under three years old. Fun!