Saturday, September 24, 2016

Crazy flying geese quilt

Finished this crazy colorful quilt! It's full of mistakes and quirks but I love it! I was able to use all the scrap triangles from the flying geese to make hst and incorporate them in the quilt. I also had random orphan blocks that I was able to throw in the mix as well. I  mostly machine quilted this and then went back over certain sections and hand quilted just for an extra finishing touch.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pomatomus socks

Finally finished these babies! A more complicated pattern than I'm used to in socks, but once I got into the flow of them they were actually quite nice to knit.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Shan and Phils Wedding Quilt

Finished this quilt for friends getting married in November. I had to limit myself color-wise and I rather like the result

Friday, July 29, 2016

Hexagon pillow

I've been wanting to recover one of my desk chair pillows and decided to make it from scraps using paper piecing. There's quite a bit of Star Trek fabric in it, which is funny because I finished it the weekend the new movie came out!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Recently Finished items

A "NOPE" zipper pouch. Super simple socks knit with "knittyandcolor" yarn I got from sheep and wool. A project bag featuring the knitters chant of "Just one more row". Also a custom ice cream octopus for an etsy customer

Hermione's Everyday Socks

Knitting these was easy and quick! Great free pattern off of Ravelry

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Finished and working on projects

Been playing around scraps and enjoying making random words with my new paper piecing alphabet pattern I got off Etsy. I've also been sewing random sizes of diamonds that will hopefully one day be a quilt. I finished a mini quilt for my mom for Mothers Day with her favorite catchphrase "Just Saying". I finished knitting my "Libbey shawl" and my hexagon mini quilt which is now hanging on my wall.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Crazy Improv Quilt 2

I've been working on this quilt for a while and just finished it last week. Lot of improvised log cabins and random blocks in this quilt. That's probably why I like it so much!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Jasseron Sweater

 Finished my Jasseron sweater a couple weeks ago. I wanted a sweater with a simple back and front but with patterned sleeves. I mulled over a many different options but this one was the closest I could find to what I wanted on Ravelry. I wasn't sold on the pattern at first because even though its a "raglan" it's knit in four separate pieces! (Not my fave, but hey it was a free pattern) I had to fanagle the sleeves and neck a bit in the sewing together process, but all in all not a bad finished sweater!
I used wool yarn from Briar Rose that I got at Maryland Sheep and Wool last year

Friday, February 12, 2016

Jovi's Baby Quilt

My Niece was born last week! Here's the quilt I made her. I tried to stick to only a couple different fabrics as well as a color theme. It's hard! I just want everything to be multicolored

Throwback Friday, yes I know it's supposed to be on Thursday

Here's a baby quilt I made last summer for a friend expecting a baby boy. She loves stars and thankfully I had this lovely fabric already in my stash 
                I used a neon green grid fabric for the back

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hexagon tea cozy

Finished this tea (or coffee press) cozy a couple weeks ago. I used up a lot of my small vintage sheet scraps making this, which is fabulous.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lego Quilt

A friend of mine commissioned a wedding quilt for her twin sister this past spring. She was very flexible with colors and only specified it be a triangle pattern and "Not too girly" 

This was the end result and I love it! Limiting myself to solids is not my norm, but it looks so pretty I am thinking of making another.  

The backing 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hexagon Table Runner

 I love working on projects like this. They use up scraps and turn out so pretty. Non-crafty people (and even crafty people) are baffled that someone would want to hand-sew tiny shapes together. All I can say is, if you love doing it, the process doesn't feel like work.
 I chose this fun print for the back
The details up close

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Winter is upon us and I find myself layering more and more. Colder weather means I just want to knit giant cowls ALL THE TIME. I finished the one above this past week and it is just as big and comfy as I hoped it would be. 

I also finished up my knee high cable socks made from hardy New Zealand yarn

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mom's random Christmas quilt

For years my mom has been not so subtly implying that she'd love a handmade quilt. About a year ago I was fabric shopping with her and she went ahead and picked out fabrics for her long awaited quilt. After a lot of sewing snafus and pattern mess ups this started to be the quilt I shoved in the back of the closet and would try to forget about. (It was just too painful) This past fall I was resolved to finish this quilt in time for Christmas (even if it killed me) It came out more improv-y and random than I originally planned but hey, its FINISHED. Plus she cried (happiness tears to verify) when I gave to her so BONUS points for me.  

I put together the back using the leftover fabric pieces. Like I said "improv-y" 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Timmy's quilt

 Friends of mine just had a baby about a month ago and since they didn't find out the gender ahead of time, I whipped up this quilt after he was born. Perfect timing as this became a "happy new baby but also it's Christmas" gift.
I used this fun woodland print for the backing and binding. 

A simple design using HST but I love it. Thinking of altering the pattern slightly and making another one! I am so proud of myself for committing to only using ten fabrics with this! Usually I just want ALL the fabrics in a quilt and I can't commit to one color scheme. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Paper Cutouts

 Ive been filling my notebook with a lot of paper cutouts and collages. Heavily inspired by the crafty works of Beci Orpin. I love her stuff and her craft books are always full of colorful fun items that inspire.
 My profile with a paper banner. Also Diamonds, LOTS of diamonds.
I did a fallish/Thanksgiving themed page last week.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Everything's betta' with a Sweata'

 Just finished knitting and blocking my Mama Vertebrae sweater. Super fast and easy knit. Used Malabrigo Rios which is 100% superwash merino and lovely to knit with.
 The sleeves blocked out a bit long for my taste, easily fixed by rolling the cuff.
Finished just in time for fall!