Wednesday, June 27, 2012

granny squares update....

I adore making all these granny squares and am up to about 20, I go in fits and starts.  Make a bunch one day and pick it up again in a few days.

love seeing them stacked so neatly

I've also been working on one giant granny square baby blanket with a creamy off white wool and i picked up some pink wool to add a bit of color.  I'm making this for a friend of mine who just had a baby girl.

Friday, June 15, 2012

stuff I made from Pinterest

I love Pinterest, it's truly addictive.  One of the many wonderful blogs I follow mentioned actually making something from all those DIY pins, so I did!  It's an adorable peasant dress for babies.  I am going to try and link to the blog I got it from (that someone had pinned) the blog, Sew Much Ado, is fantastic!  Her directions were super clear and easy to follow, I made two of these dresses for a friend of mine who just had a baby girl.  So give it a try, make some of the things on your DIY board!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

oh and one more thing...

I found this really great blog, Meet Me At Mikes, and have decided to do the "A Granny A Day".   I have always wanted to learn to make granny squares and they've never come out quite right until now!  Pip at Meet Me At Mikes has a complete set of instructional videos that have me now whipping out these granny squares.  What fun, I just have to hit the yarn store and add some more brightly colored wool to my collection of mostly neutrals.  Wish I could figure out how to put the "A Granny A Day" button on my blog, go over to Meet Me At Mikes and check it out.
i've made 9 granny squares!

yo yo's

so I've decided to start to sew some yo yo's together to make a doll coverlet, something small and not too overwhelming!

the first row with many more to go!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

finish the unfinished

My family and I have moved into our new home and in the move I have unearthed so many unfinished projects, some I don't know if I'll ever get them done!  Oh and the fabric,  my stash from a million years ago, what fun to go through it.  Some I still love and others make me think what was I thinking!?  Here are some pics....

yo yo's

spinning star hand piecing and balsam fir for sachets

odds and ends

English paper pieced hexagons

I love Japanese fabric and hexagons

cross stitch on antique linen

doll quilt