Tuesday, 18 March 2014

More UFO's Turning Into Finished Objects!!

 This has been my go to pattern lately.
 Of these 4 UFO's, three are based on the pattern above.
 This black knit turned out great - it nips in at the waist and fits smoothly over the hips.

 Dress from New Look 6735 in progress.  Matching thread for double needle stitched neckline.
 I added extra length to the hem and sleeves of this top with double folded banding. 

Finished in time for a night on the town!! Fit like a glove and very comfortable!  Wish I had someone to take proper pics for me!! 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Two More Finished Objects!

 Finished.........boot cuffs and cozy boot slippers for my niece working in Fort McMurray!!

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Some Finished Objects and Some Objects in the Planning Stage

Finished the apron and made a pair of matching pot holders.  I love the gathered skirt so much!  And the big pockets.  I quilted as I went for the pot holders.  So fast and easy!

Anyway, the gathered waist on the apron got me thinking about some summer dress sewing.  So I dug up some suitable fabrics from my stash.  Three cottons cotton/blends and a lovely border print rayon.  The rayon will gather so beautifully without a lot of bulk.   


It will become my first  Cambie dress.   I just love the waistline and the sweetheart neckline.

 Then I found some floral sheer fabric I bought two years ago.   And a remnant I think would be the perfect lining.  I just have to decide on a style I like.   I like the shape of both dress patterns shown below.  I'd go knee length though.
Least of last was my funny Valentine dress!!   Made from a couple pieces of fabric found at Value Village last fall.  I bought it with the intent of making my granddaughter a Christmas dress otherwise I wouldn't have had any red fabric on hand - I never wear red!  So it was a fun project and I used up every bit of fabric.  The lace has been in my stash for 30 years........

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Make-Up/Travel Bags and Hanger Cover

Set of bags I made for my sister-in-law.

Also a hanger cover with a hidden zippered compartment.  Perfect for hiding valuables!  Or if you're like me, a perfect place to hide things that you don't want to forget where you've hidden!!   LOL

February Sewing and Crocheting Stuff

It all started with a bike pouch from Sew Incredibly Crazy.  Perfect for summer bike rides!!   


Love these two prints!
Velcro on the staps.

Interior view.

Then a basket liner from same fabric.

I love this print!

I love it so much, that I have make a new apron too!

Another pair of boot cuffs. this time for my niece in Fort McMurray, Alta.

And I started a nice warm pair of slippers for her too.  They'll be boot height.

And for the sister-in-law, boot slippers too.

Valentine's Day earrings to come. 



Duvet Cover

Well, it's only been a year!!!  




I finally finished my daughter Jo's duvet cover- a full year after it was meant to be completed.  It is lovely though.  Much love went into it.  Decided to finish it with black snaps rather than buttons. 

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Procrastination At Its Worst :(

Approximately a year ago I started getting this post ready to publish.  Looks like I was learning how to create links.  Mmm, funny only one seems to have worked.

November  2012
It's that time of year again and I have to get my projects in a row.  I always have so many things I want to make.  This year is no exception!  I've been buying yarn at Micheal's for the last two weeks at awesome prices...plus the senior's discount!!!  So, now I need to get going and create.  I've started one of my daughters a pair crocheted knee socks to wear in her new, expensive ..........rubber boots.  I found the pattern (here) it uses worsted weight yarn.    Of course, I'm worrying that they'll be too thick.  So today I bought some Patons, Kroy Sock yarn.  I must learn how to knit socks!!!!  I also am making a South Bay Shawlette in grey Bernat Softee Baby yarn for the same daugther.  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/south-bay-shawlette


Old Fringed Afghan
Wearing thin as time goes on, I should have used a better yarn.  


Retro Look Apron 

Daughter # 2 will be getting my planned for quick and easy crochet infinity scarf shown here............this time in Vanna's Choice 'Barley'  a really pretty light-ish brown tweed.  I fell in love with the colour of the Red Heart "Soft'  -  I'm dreaming about a pretty scarf for me with that one, they call it 'Toast' but I call it coppery   I'm still working on the black crocheted blanket!  It's coming along and could be finished by Christmas - but no promises!!  LOL
This I plan to make all the females in my life make-up type bags.  I went through my ever growing zipper inventory (thanks Value Village!) and discovered I could make at least 50 of them..... oh my.

I want to make my only grand-daughter & her mom a pair of matching Pj's.  Really cute purple & pink heart flannel.  My mom gets a pair of fleece slippers.  I need to figure out something for the men in my life next.  Any ideas?   Crocheted hats for winter, maybe a scarf.