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"