Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Secret Santa

We do Secret Santa every year at work and I always like to make something for my Secret Santa. I usually put some lotion or a candle in along with it but I personally like homemade gifts so of course, I enjoy giving them as well.

This is what my Secret Santa got this year:

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It took a lot of will power to give this away.

Pattern: Sideways Grande Hat from Interweave Knits~Accessories Special Issue 2009

Yarn: Jiffy by Lion Brand in 159 Dark Grey Heather

Monday, December 14, 2009


A friend of mine (who I’ve never met or even spoken to but is dear to me nonetheless. I love the blogging world!) just had a sweet baby boy. Luckily, I was able to finish these little gems for her before he came.

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Pattern: Noggin, a free pattern found here.

Yarn: Classic Wool by Patons in Taupe

Spa by in Naturally

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Pattern: Rub-a-dub-dub Bootees, from Beautiful Baby Knits (I found this book at a used book sale)

Yarn: Spa by in Naturally

These are my first booties! I think they turned out perfect. I couldn’t get over how tiny they were!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I’m trying to become more organized. Especially here in my dungeon. I have, for the most part, everything down here organized fairly well. I have several drawer carts where I keep all my scrapbooking things, my yarn, etc. I have my fabric stash somewhat organized into long rubbermaid bins but they are overflowing. My husband is going to build me some shelves with cubby holes to transfer the fabric to. Can’t wait for those shelves!

Anyway, I love anything that makes it easy to keep things organized. Like this, for instance:

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Pattern: Butterick B4476

I had this pattern and thought it would be nice to have. It was EXTREMELY easy to make and now all those little things I like to keep handy while sewing are exactly that. Handy.

I have another pattern for a knitting needle organizer, which I desperately need. I plan on making that, but not until after Christmas. My plate is too full so I will suffer through until then.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monkey shoes

So lately I’ve been in more of a knitting mood than a sewing mood but I’ve promised a few things that need to be sewn so I’m forcing myself to get them done.  I’ve put them off for too long. 

And so I present to you the monkey shoes.  They are seriously cute.

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I’ve stared cutting out the pieces for the romper and hat to go with the shoes so I hope to finish those tomorrow or Wednesday.