Thursday, August 18, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Mini creations at the knit-in

Well....blanket stitch was NOT as easy to do as it looked. I ended up trimming the bird a little and that didn't go well, plus I don't think an eye is really what it needs. I like the wings though. Kind of.


Two more mice.


The giraffe's body is done. Then I realized that its legs would be easier on a machine...

Two more birds in progress. No more blanket stitch for me!

Two skirts

I tested a pattern (and discovered the wonder that is Undersummers) and so now I have two skirts. The patch pockets were my own addition. Because you have to have pockets.
This one is a little below the knee. The elastic waist is really too loose, but I'm too lazy to fix it.


This one is about calf-length. The original pattern is about ankle-length, and I still might shorten this, as it's really hot this summer.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ladybug lace quilt

My mom did the binding and lace on this one. My slapdash method of putting together quilts greatly pained her, but she managed to finish it anyways. It looks a lot neater than my handstitching....



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Elephant friend

Sewing is all about patience, thinking ahead, and trying again.
I had almost finished hand-sewing this when I realized it would be easier to machine-sew it

And hopefully less lumpy

So, slightly less lumpy. Been a while since I've sewn corners apparently

Yeah, should have but the eyes and ears on BEFORE stuffing it

But she's pretty cute!

Even if she doesn't stand up without help...

And has an oddly-misshapen back leg