Saturday, September 24, 2011

Baby gifts are the best!

I love baby girl gifts, the amount of cuteness is limitless. I aslo love sewing baby gifts, because they really are a great way to work on sewing techiques. Espically for me just learning how to sew. This project, as many first time projects for me. I started off with the Made by Rae Itty bitty baby dress, I loved working on this because I have never worked with piping before. I was really happy with the results, I just worked very slowly with my zipper foot and the results look pretty good. The only modifcation I made to the pattern was to exclude the bias tape at the bottom.

I then moved onto the Bib, I've had this bib pattern forever and it's my "go to". Unfortunatley I don't have the origination of the pattern to share, but there are alot of good ones out there. Now for the applique flower, I tried free motion quilting for the first time. I still need alot of practice, I found I just couldn't get a comfortable hold on the garment so there was a wholelota slipping going on. But I love the messy finished result.

Free motion

Once I was done with the bib, I still wanted to work with applique because I was inspired by Sew Like My Mom I've never tried applique with the zig zag stitch. So I created the burp cloth with the baby's first Initial. I was kinda surprise at how easy it was, I just went super slow and it all worked out...I think with some more practice I'll be a pro. I think I might have to try Bean-Bag Initials next, I'm going to a 3yr old's birthday pretty soon and I think this might just be the perfect gift.

Overall I'm extremely happy with the gift and I hope Mommy loves it as much as I enjoyed making it for the little one. Here is my favorite shot seeing it all together.

Baby Kaylee's gift
I also had to make sure the gift was wrapped and presented with love! Stamped a little tag & we were ready to go party!
The presentation of the gift
If any of you are just learning to sew, I would recommend any of these patterns. The really go quick and the cutting isn't entimidating and the end poduct is just full of cuteness!

Happy Creations

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Yes, I'm still Knitting

So I haven't blogged lately about any of my knitting projects, seems as if I never have quite enough time to share all my crafting stories with you. I found some time this beautiful Sunday to take some pictures of my recent finished and current WIPS!

First finished item is my Summer Flies, this shawl was so satisfying to knit because it was super quick...only 3days of knitting! The yarn from The Fibre Company The Fibre Company is "A"mazing, I loved every knitting minute of it and will be stock piling more of this in the future.


Next up is the Wisp, what can I say about this pattern I just love it I think this is the only pattern that I can say I've knit multiple times. It's a simple pattern that creates a timeless scarf/cowl. I love the sparkle in this yarn!


My Grandma has requested a neck the easy knitted neck scarf is the result from that request. This took me forever to finish, I think I started this right before my sewing purchase so this kinda took a back burner. But I remembered when I picked it back up why I loved it so, this cascade epiphany yarn is just beautiful to knit with I mean 60% Alpaca/20% Silk/20% Cashmere what could be any better?

Neck Warmie

I think with the thought that cooler weather is soon to come it was time to cast on for something comfy & cozy. So I was at knitting knit on Friday and picked up some new yarn Cascade eco-cloud, needles and the pattern kouyou and I was off. I don't know if there is a pattern with the yarn purchases lately, but I'm loving the alpca/wool blends. Let me tell you this yarn does not disappoint the chain ply is so cool and the softness/squish factor is to die for! I've made it thur the SS repeats and working on the lace repeats now...this will hopefully be finished within the week.

Comfy Cozy Shawl

Well that's about all I have for now, I've been knitting away and planning for the new projects. Now I just need the weather to work with me and start cooling off. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Happy Creations!