Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I Finished It!!!

This little sweater is for a baby boy, soon to be born.  I hope he enjoys it.  I actually learned quite a bit about cable work and twisted stitches and reading my knitting while making this sweater.  I got good enough that by the time I was working on the sleeves, I didn't even need the chart anymore, crazy I know.  I am happy with how it turned out.  

Monday, November 12, 2012

Handmade Holiday Ideas

(Don't think I'm crazy, this is last years tree.)

Hey, I just wanted to pass on a link that I'm sure everyone has already seen.  Sew Mama Sew has a different list of cool holiday projects every day in the month of November, and they are all themed.  I know that I'm making a number of things off the list this year! 
I even went out and bought some goodies from the hardware store today to get to work.  More on that later....

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Trick or Treat

I know I know, I am so late at this.  But here are baby Batman and an Incredible Hulk who really didn't like having his face painted.  They both loved trick or treating though. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fynn's Jacket

 I finished this jacket over the weekend for Fynn but as he was at his Grandmother's house, I hadn't had a chance to get a picture of him in it until now.  It is from, what is quickly becoming my favorite pattern, the All Set Pattern Set by Anna Maria Horner.I used a blue corduroy and some turtle flannel I had in my stash for this jacket.  I didn't have enough of the flannel, but didn't realize it until I had the jacket half cut out, so...I used a strip of the green corduroy from Liam's jacket as the contrasting strip on the hood.  I have discovered a few things that I'm going to change next time.  First, my kids must have really long arms so I will be lengthening the sleeves to give them a little more of a cuff.  This is a size 4t and it feels a little short on him.  Also, I think I want the next jacket to be a few inches longer too...I know a traditional coat would fall right at the waist, but my kids don't really tuck in their shirts, and it looks a little silly to me.  But, the most important thing is he loves this jacket and has worn it to school every day this week to show everyone his turtle coat.
The big change I made with this coat after making Liam's is I made button holes instead of elastic loops, I don't like the way the loops pull the button placket in.  but the button holes worked perfectly.
I definitely have a few changes I will make next time...maybe they both need spring coats, but I am very happy with how this one came out.
And so is he!  (Please excuse the scrap of batting on the floor behind my son...we live in a crafting house.)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Indian Summer

From time to time I get the chance to make a quilt sample for work.  It doesn't happen as often as you would thing, I have way too much behind the scenes stuff I take care of to get to sew as much as you would think.  But I finished this quilt just a little while ago. It is the Turning Twenty pattern.  I picked out all the fabric and we named it "Indian Summer" at the store.  I think this is one of my favorite color combinations that I have picked out to date.  And as a bonus, I even got to sew it together! 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Liam's Jacket

 I finished this coat for Liam about a week ago.  He LOVES it. 
 Especially without pants...
I used the All Set pattern by Anna Maria Horner.  It came out perfectly!  Just a little green corduroy and lizard flannel and we have a cute little fall jacket all ready for the wearing! I have already finished another for Fynn, but as he is at his Grandmother's house having a blast, his pictures will wait until later this week. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012


I'm not going anyway, in fact I am staying home for a very busy weekend.  Fynn, however, is off to Grandma's house for his first ever sleepover with my Mom. 
My little boy is growing up!  They are going to do all sorts of fun Grandma/Fynn things and play games and be incredibly spoiled, as all grandchildren should be.  His father, Patrick is also off to play games and have fun.  He is going to Carnage on the Mountain in VT to play lots of table top games. 
So it will be Liam and I here at home for the weekend.  More on that to come...