Friday, March 16, 2012

Twisted Cozy

I wanted to have a go at cabling, so I thought this would be a good practice piece. Not too big, easy to frog if it went tits up, and just cheap leftover acrylic yarn that I didn't care about. But I like the way it turned out! The pattern is a very loosely translated (yay Google!) version of a french pattern I found on Ravelry, but I made it wider and lengthened the distance between the cables, so it's kind of my own now.

Pretty cables...

Wood button I had in my stash.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Started these awhile ago and got about 75% done before I abandoned them. Finally got around to finishing them!

Second sock in progress.

All done!

Not actually uneven.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Hopscotch dress

This is actually the second dress that I've made from this pattern, Hopscotch Skirt, Knit Top + Dress by Oliver + S (of course). I still need pictures of the first one, but I wanted to post pictures of this one before I forgot. I've also made a shirt version that I love. Post to follow!

I really like this pattern. Only five pattern pieces, and after making it once, it goes together really quickly. Patterns like this makes me love my serger even more. I could make this without it, but it would take a lot longer and be a lot more frustrating, especially with the polyester jersey. That stuff is slippery!

She picked out the fabric. I think it's cute, reminds me of Missoni stuff.  She calls it her 'zig-zag dress'.

A little hard to see past the pattern, but I love the crossover neckline.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter coat

This is actually the second coat that I've made from this pattern, School Days Jacket and Coat by Oliver + S. And looking back, I don't think I ever posted the first one, so I'll have to do that later.

The main fabric is an aqua babywale cotton corduroy.

The lining is a fun 100% cotton quilting fabric. Look at the owls! So cute. I also added a Thinsulate inner lining, so it's super warm (and a little poofy, too).

I made it in a size 6, so it's a little big, but I wanted to make sure it would fit her next winter, too. I think she likes it.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I've been knitting lately

Sorry for the long absence. Here's some of what I've been up to:

My first pair of knitted socks. From start to finish, these took me a year and a half to finish, but with a very long break in the middle.

My second pair of socks. I made these with a split toe, just for fun. I really like the way these turned out.

I'm working on my third pair of socks right now, and I'm starting to get the urge to sew, too. So hopefully it won't be so long for my next update.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba Live!

Okay, I realize that this is probably insane. BUT. I did it anyway. We took our 3 y/o to see the Yo Gabba Gabba Live! show as her main birthday gift. When we bought the tickets, back in August I think, I got it into my head that she needed a special outfit for the show. I didn't know why then, and I don't really know why now. But I did it anyway.

The shirt itself, I bought on clearance at Target for $2. I made the applique out of eco-fi felt, and it was really just trial and error, because I'd never done applique before. I really happy with the way it turned out, though. If you have no idea what Yo Gabba Gabba is, that is a character called Toodie.

The tutu is a pretty standard pettiskirt that I made from what felt like a couple miles of nylon chiffon. This is actually the third one I've made. The first one was a gift, and I forgot to take pictures of it before it was given. The second is a giant fluffy pink thing that my little one loves to dance and spin around in. I do have pictures of that one. I'll post them along with the tutorial I used as a starting point, plus the tricks I've picked up along the way.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th!

The kids in their Fourth of July clothes. Details to follow for the girls' outfits.

Monday, June 28, 2010

New(ish) Mug

Okay, so not brand new, but one of my more recent pieces. I really like the way it turned out, and I use it all the time. Which is the real test of a mug. If it doesn't get used, it's worthless.

From the front:

And inside, a little surprise:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

2 + 2 blouse

Here it is! I love, love, LOVE the way this turned out. This is made from another oliver + s pattern, the 2 + 2 blouse and pleated skirt. I haven't made the skirt yet, so I can't speak for it, but this blouse is lovely. Super detailed instructions, just like all the oliver + s patterns. And adorable details, from the gathers and ties to the cute little patch on the front. I'm already looking forward to making the short-sleeve version for next summer.

This is the first piece of the baby's "winter wardrobe". I've chosen purple for her signature color, so you'll be seeing a lot of it. I mostly picked it to match her new shoes, an awesome pair of see kai runs that I bought on sale looooong before they fit her. Coming up in future posts are more pajamas and a winter coat that I'm so excited about, and definitely more blouses too. Possibly some big girl clothes, too!

eta: I've had this post in the pipe for a day and a half because I wanted to get a shot or two of the blouse being worn, but we've been felled by a sick kid and short school days, so I figure I better just post the damn thing before I forget about it. I'll try to add some model shots later if I remember.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sneak Peek!

It' a bloggy sneak-peek! Full loveliness tomorrow! I love this so much, it's just gorgeous.