One of my favorite new blogs to visit is Lucy’s Attic24. She is such a creative and colorful lady! You have to go and visit! I believe she lives in the UK in an old Victorian house and the scenery is unbelievable..
I was so inspired by some of her projects, it has certainly been awhile since I have crocheted anything, but I gathered some colorful cotton yarn and gave it a go…
It really is no comparison to her lovely bag, as I did not want to invest a lot of money in case I couldn’t make it/finish it, whatever.. so I kind of used what I had on hand to give me a similar feel.
I did not quite finish the whole pattern, it seemed the bag was getting big, so I stopped a little too soon I think. I made the adorable flowers also from her site. It is just so happy!
I am already on to my next project of course inspired by Lucy ~a lovely hexagon pattern so stay tuned and please go visit, you will be so happy you did!
There are a lot of babies soon to be born, in our family and a lot of friends as well. So, with this in mind I am trying out a few different things. The first topic being an area that I have wanted to get back into for a long time…. The Handmade Dress’ Samantha did a lovely post on the topic of Heirloom Sewing. Just look at her photo’s, her work is exquisite. I know when my first daughter was little I took a class at a local sewing shop, on smocking.. at the time I just did not have the time and patience to stick with it. Now that I am older, ahem, well, I am back interested… especially after reading this blog!
Here is my little ode to heirloom with a bonnet made from cotton sateen, entredeux, and a finely crocheted shell edge. I spent time with this book for inspiration..
Please note that spot appears to be on my lens, I had to go and do a double check on that, but no it is the lens thankfully!
~little birdy applique with some embroidery..
There are so many different post’s on the applique, I have no idea where or when I saw this.. but it is made from a lovely flannel called Nursery Time, appliqued with wonder under and then zig zagged around. On a baby kimono shirt..
All babies need burp cloth’s… I used Juliette’s tutorial the only change I did was not use the birdseye diaper, mine was the premium 6ply super absorbant diaper, it had the thicker middle.. and it seems as if I did see this made with that kind of diaper, but I can not remember for the life of me where. However~ with this is what I came up with.. I am just loving that fabric..
More to do, but this is what occupied my time over the weekend. Hope yours was all that you wanted it to be..
Taking a break from the garden, I spent a little time sewing today. I am going to participate in the Polka Dot Creations Summer Skirt Sheet Swap so, I found this great sheet at the GW yesterday. It was the right size and I love the pattern …. got it home and went to wash it, and to my surprise.. the pattern is only on the top portion of the sheet. Bummer! So, i went ahead and cut it to spec’s and sewed it up. This is a great tut.. great idea. Fast, fun and a good way to “reduce, reuse and recycle” as my 5 year old has been spouting all week, thanks to Earth Week education..
So, here it is…
Making the skirt was so fun and fast that I thought I should make one for Em~ from a pillow case of course…
and in action, twirling on her toes, very hard to get a still shot… ~
All I can think of is “Dancing Girl” from ABBA ~ anyway I think she liked it.
I also finished up this little crochet project. Inspiration came from many different places, but I put my own spin on it by finishing up one piece, slip stitch the sides together and making a strap gone wrong to a center closure type thing. I am just calling it a wristlet.. and I am thinking about lining it so it can could be used. Or, I could see using in my purse for bigger things, like cell phone, sunglasses, keys. Really I am not sure on this one…
I have been determined to learn how to do this crochet thing. I have wanted to learn for the longest time. Ok, so it took me a long time to “get it”, but I think I am good to go now.
I thought this little top was so cute, and I new just the girl for it~
I found this cute pattern here from Jessi’s Patterns so, I just went for it! It was fun. I used the same type of yarn as she did, Caron Brites, but I am not crazy about that yarn. Also, my crochet seems loose. So, definitely lots of room to improve there. I first tried this pattern with Rowan Cotton, and I love the color, however it seems heavy. I just need to finish the straps, then I can really compare.
In the mean time~ here is a close up of my little flower detail.
~ and the back detail, I love the little vintage green buttons.
That is my first real crochet project, yay Crochet!!