Friday, October 17, 2008

America's Next Top (3 Year Old) Model

No really I don't watch that show. Honestly. I don't even like reality tv. except the completely hilarious stuff on the cw :)
The latest project was quite comical from beginning to end.

First there's baby n helping trace the pattern:

Like any good mother I had to take a picture for embarrassing future girlfriends; then, of course, I took him off the table.

Then there was the fact that i ran out the thread with only the pocket and waistband to sew at 7:30 on Saturday night. The fabric store closes at 8 and it takes 20 minutes to get there and 15 minutes to wrestle children into their carseats (no pic of that!)

And the model! Oh what a ham!

uh I....can'

got it! tada. he was saying the whole time: 'take a picture of me like this. okay i wanna see. no take a picture of me like this. oh how cute!' Well okay!

The hoodie is from ottobre designs spring 08. I must say that I love the incredibly simple directions. They do not show any steps just a small box of a few written instructions and the pieces you need to trace. The hood is elasticised, so drawstrings don't get in the way.

The pants are the wonderfully easy britches and bloomers with a cargo pocket added. I also appliqued a shirt with the robot/skull fabric, but it really looks like every other shirt i applique! oh and it's in the wash.

Not much sewing this week, but hopefully will get some projects done!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

One Skein Knitting

Time always seems shorter than all of the projects I want to complete. Especially knitting projects, so I've been doing some small one skein projects. Ohh and I dyed some more yarn! That's fun and quick too, it's interesting to see how the colors combine and knit up.

Look Mama! I can knit too! This Cascade 220 yarn that I dyed.

Some lovely hand dyed yarn in fall colors, green mostly felted bowl from 101 designer one skein wonder book. I think I need to felt it more my washing machine is extra gentle on clothes which doesn't make felting very easy! Finished scarf. I got Super Stitches Knitting book and have been trying out some different stitches, I did a basket stitch on the ends of the scarf and along the edges.

I am currently working on some black and purple knit babyleggs. Little i had declared that his favorite color is purple so I thought purple and black would be fun for Halloween. Oh and I finished my first pair of socks but completely forgot to take a picture!

That's all for now :)