Friday, October 19, 2007

New Shoes for Elliot and Friends

Made from the Stardust Shoes pattern, these baby shoes were easy to make and are so cute for Elliot to wear. He's gotten a lot of compliments on the camouflage pair. I made 10 pairs in all...just had to show off some pictures.

For the fleece pairs I used "jiffy grip" fabric for the bottoms, and it seems to work well. I didn't have any of the bonded fleece for the soles that the pattern calls for, but because Elliot isn't walking yet, I figured they won't get much wear anyway. The fabric shoes just have fabric soles, but I did use a layer of felt in between two layer of fabric to add a bit of padding.

btw, the pink pairs are for a couple of girl babies I know, not Elliot! =)


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Tofutsies Socks Finished!

Today on the drive to church I grafted the toes of the second Tofutsies sock, finishing the pair! The yarn for these socks was given to me on my last birthday from Jessica. I love this yarn! It is so soft. I admit that at times it was a pain to knit with because it tends to split somewhat, but really it wasn't too bad once I got used to working with it. I'm going to love wearing these socks!

50% Superwash Wool
25% SOYSILK brand fiber
22.5% Cotton
2.5% Chitin (made from shrimp and crab shells!)
Colorway: Get Your Feet Wet

Size 1 (2.25 mm) Pony Pearl double-pointed needles

Baby Cable Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch

Friday, October 12, 2007

Garage Sale Finds

10 vintage metal zippers in a rainbow of colors.

Such fun!

Monday, October 08, 2007

A New Purse

As much as I like using my "Dorothy" bag, I am ready for a change. Time to sew a new purse! Voila! Here it is in all of its brown-ness:

Notice the little tag sewn to the outer pocket. Thank you, Heather, (my daughter) for the gift of the cute tags that match my fabric perfectly. The tag on the bag reads "euphoria."

Yes, I like pockets as mentioned in the past. I used a tutorial (there are several in blogland) for directions to sew the inside zippered pocket--a method I'd never done before--rather like welt pockets, which I have done before.

The magnetic snap is my favorite type of closure, and I'm thankful for the clearance sale I found a year ago where I purchased a number of these purse snaps.

Did I mention that I like pockets? The matching zippered pouch is really just another pocket. Think of it as a detachable pocket. Oh, these pouches are so fun to make! Again, I used another tag from Heather.

That's it for the purse, but take a look at Emily's hair! After wondering for so long if she would ever grow any hair, I am just loving her blonde curls. All sweetness, my baby! (Well, most of the time, anyway).

Until next time,