Sunday, October 26, 2008

Amy's Baby Quilt

Well, here it is! I love this quilt and will probably have to make another one similar. I think it's just the right size for a playmat, or stroller blanket! I added the flower patterns after Amy's third ultrasound, (or was it second?) said it was almost definitely a girl!!

The border is the small green dots, (forgot to get a closeup!) And I labeled it after these pictures.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pumpkin Hat

Well, it's not the best pictures of the baby, but I think it's one of the better ones of the hat!! I made this from a pattern in Itty Bitty Hats, and it was very easy, and I think came out pretty well! I probably would make it a bit shorter if I were to do it again! That way her head would really fill out the top. There are a couple other patterns from this book that I might try out.

Sneak Preview

I'm giving this blanket as a gift tomorrow, so after that I'll post the pictures of it!! I'm really pleased with it... my best so far no doubt!! And my baby girl loves it, so I'll have to make her one that's similar.

Anyway, here are the fabrics... sorry they're so washed out in the picture!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Busy Weekend

This past weekend was a great one craft-wise... I did some knitting with a couple girlfriends while the boys watched the kids!! What a nice way to get away for a couple hours... and I finished this pink baby shrug (made from soy yarn) that's been sitting in my living room for ages!! I got to my last ball of the yarn, and then couldn't find any more in the store, so I was sure I would run out and have to do the borders in a different color, which of course made me not want to even bother with it. Anyway, it turned out I had enough and was able to finish it in one sitting!! It's funny the reasons we put stuff off. This pattern was really easy and fits great... it came from the Debbie Bliss book Simply Baby.

I also finished this quilt for a friend's baby boy due next month. The border of this quilt has taken me ages to complete... again mainly because I didn't want to do it. But now it's boxed and I just need to get it to the post office tomorrow with the rest of her gift!!

And this little blanket for Sweetpea is finally done too. I might add a bit of applique to the back corners to finish it off. It's made from recycled cashmere sweaters that shrank after too much tough love, (I don't dry clean anything.) I ended up backing it in a cute dotted grey cotton fabric. It's very lightweight and soft.

Now I need to start cutting fabric for another friend's baby blanket... I'm excited about this one... based on a doll quilt I saw on Amanda Jean's site!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Is this bad....

Is it bad that the list of upcoming projects is growing faster than the list of in work ones? I was able to cross three off my list this weekend!! Of course I don't have pictures yet.... I finished Beth's baby blanket, Sweatpea's pink shrug, and a small sweater blanket in pink and grey. I'll post them coming up soon. And hopefully I'll get to some of the other projects on my list!! :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sneak Peaks, and in the Mean Time...

So I've been busy working on a quilt for my friend Beth's baby.... it's been done except for the binding which is taking me forever!! Well... not literally... it's almost done. Then it just needs a label. I don't think I'm going to do prairie points on something so big again for a while. Here's a sneak peak!

I'm also working on a small recycled sweater blanket for Sweetpea... I'm most of the way through the piecing of that now too, and just trying to decide if I should back it with something to make it more durable... I have some poly satin that matches perfectly, but would that just cheese it up? It's mostly cashmere... Maybe I should look for some coordinating cotton for a light backing.... I just don't know... here's a teaser for that project as well.

And here's a picture of my sweety this morning in a sweater I knitted when I was pregnant!! Isn't she cute! The sleeves are rolled up, so I think it should last her through the winter!! :) The hat she's wearing was knitted for her by my aunt Sue's mom. :)

I'm meeting some friends for knitting tomorrow!! I can't wait!! I have this pattern for a pumpkin hat that I think my little pumpkin HAS TO HAVE since it is October already!