Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I posted this cris cross dress earlier but had been thinking it needed a little something to spruce it up. I know several people with embroidery machines so I was thinking of asking someone to do a little something on this for me, but...I am impatient. (blush) So I decided to do it by hand and I'm thrilled with the outcome!

It took 2 days, and I didn't work on it at all in the evening - just nap times, so I think that was pretty good timing on my part. And it was super easy! Lucy loves it - she's wearing it now.

In the evenings I'm still working on my first stash eating baby blanket, which I might give to Toby. The colors just aren't...babyish and I'm not sure I know anyone who would love it. But Toby loves anything I make and I know he would have a blast with it. I just have 1 more square to put on, weave in the ends, and maybe crochet a border. So it is coming along. I've found a couple other blanket patterns I'd like to try for my scrap blankets too.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Rainy Day Update

It's a gray, drizzly day, so a good day to spend some time updating at the computer!

First up is a nightgown I made for Lucy. I LOVE it though and may end up using it as a dress. This design is super easy and fast and if there's interest I may start stocking them. I'm already eyeing some more vintage fabric for more of these!

Here is a detailing of the hand crocheted edging. I'm still working on the edging for the bottom, but the rest is put together.

Here is a criss cross dress with rick rack trim for the store (say that 5 times fast!)
And another for Lucy.
A soaker for Lucy.
And another soaker for Lucy. This one has ruffles on the bum, but I'd never done it before, so I put the ruffles too far just doesn't look right on her. So I will probably take them off and try again...thank goodness they were just sewn on!
And that's it for right now. Several projects in the works right now, but first and foremost is finishing the edging for the nightgown/ dress :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's Raining Yarn

Hallelujah, it's raining yarn...

Not quite, but after my stern determination that I need to cut down on yarn, I returned from Ohio with a large rubbermaid tub full of yarn.

In my defense, it was free.

I love my hobby!