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.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
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
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
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
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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.
Monday, February 9, 2015
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
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
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
Beci Orpin. I love her stuff and her craft books are always full of colorful fun items that inspire.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Mama Vertebrae sweater. Super fast and easy knit. Used Malabrigo Rios which is 100% superwash merino and lovely to knit with.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
shawl last week. Blocking it was a little tricky because I carried my yarn too tightly. I blocked the edge in a scallop pattern because of excess edging.
I think it came out rather nice, just in time for fall (please get here soon)
Friday, August 29, 2014
I decided to use a bunch of scrap strips to make a sort of coin quilt "feel" on the back.
Close up of the randomness
Friday, August 22, 2014
This one is just asking to be cuddled.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Below is a knightly dinosaur complete with sword ready to fight deadly foes.
Kudos to the girl who asked for the dino, tons of creative idea points go to her.
A lavender top hat wearing octopus was requested as well, cause why not?