Friday, July 31, 2009

Some finished items

I have plans to attend a local flea market in a few weeks where I will have a table to sell some of the things I’ve made. I still haven’t bothered with my etsy store yet. Someday.

Anyway, in preparation for the flea market I have finished a few things and will be starting on (and hopefully finishing, but you know me…) a few more. Here a few of the finished items:

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A cute little sunhat.

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Another pair of felt baby shoes. These are a pair of moccasins. I don’t like these as much as the first pair I made, but they are still cute.

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I LOVE these shoes so much that I’m contemplating on whether or not I really want to sell them. I took the pattern I had for the felt baby shoes and modified it a little to make this pair of Mary Janes. You’ve probably picked up on the fact that I do not care for pastel colors for babies. At all. I mean, a little pastel here and there is fine but a whole wardrobe? No thanks. And I love the white, black and red combination. Especially the peep show of red. Yeah, I’m going to have to keep these for myself.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stuck in the middle with you…

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right….

Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.”

Gotta love Stealers Wheel.

Anyway, that is how I feel when it comes to knitting projects: always stuck in the middle. I’m really good about starting a project. Finishing one on the other hand…well, not so much. Don’t get me wrong. I do finish things. Just not very often. Here are a few bunch of things I currently have on my needles.

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This smurfalicious mess will be a hat for my husband. He gave himself a buzz cut since I didn’t feel like cutting his hair so I’m making him a wig. It’s basically a beanie hat but made with a fun fur yarn. I’ll take pictures of him wearing it once it’s finished.

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This is going to be a shawl. It’s a mohair yarn with some rainbow glittery thread mixed in. Can’t wait to see how this knits up.

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This is a baby blanket I’ve been working on for my godson. The sweet little face from this post. Keep in mind I started this blanket a few months before my friend’s baby shower. Last August. It was supposed to be a shower gift. I then said it would be a gift to him when he was born. He was born last September. Now it’s becoming a first birthday present. Hopefully. I came up with the design for this blanket myself and once it’s finished I will be happy to share the pattern.

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This is another baby blanket that I’m making for myself. I’m in no rush to finish it seeing as I have no baby in my future. Not yet anyways. I just love the colors in this yarn.

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This is how far I’ve gotten on the babylegs I started back in April. I think they will be too big for a baby so I’m thinking maybe I should turn it into a sock? I’ve never done socks before so what better time to learn?

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And just so it doesn’t look like I NEVER finish anything…something that is actually finished! I found the pattern for this adorable doll in this book:

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I realize she is naked and I am in the middle (surprised?) of making her a dress.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A night at the fair

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Message board

I finished something!  I know you’re excited.  I made a message board using the following items:

  • scrap piece of plywood
  • enough fabric to cover said plywood
  • enough quilt batting to cover said plywood
  • ribbon
  • decorative beads or buttons
  • staple gun
  • glue gun
  • measuring tape
  • washable marking pen
  • pins

First, I covered the plywood with the batting.

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Then I laid the fabric on the table, face down.

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I trimmed the fabric to fit the board and placed the board on the fabric.  It is ready to be stapled.

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This is how I did the corners….

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They aren’t perfect but they are at least neat.

Now the fabric is attached, we are ready to put on the ribbon.

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I used measuring tape to make sure each ribbon was the same width apart.  You can use whatever width looks best to you.

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You can see all the ribbons are pinned down where I want them.  Now I will flip it over and staple them to the back.

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All the ribbons are stapled to the back.

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Next, I stapled where the ribbons crossed and made an “x” with the staples.  This gives it a quilted look.

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The finishing touch is the beads.  I hot glued each bead where the ribbons crossed.

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And there you have it!  My husband finally hung it up for me over my desk and it’s looks perfect!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

My godson

 My best friend came over the other day and brought my godson with her.  He’s the one who I was making the babylegs for.  They were a little bigger than I had anticipated but after seeing him, and his fat little legs, they might just work.  I set them aside for awhile so I’ll have to pick them up again soon…before he starts walking! 

Anyway, I took some pictures while they were here….

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 He has such gorgeous hair.  And he takes after his mother, which is a good thing.  I’m not so fond of her baby daddy.   

I’m realizing now that I posted mostly profiles.  It wasn’t intentional.  It’s just that most of the other pictures I took of him he didn’t look all that happy.