Friday, September 24, 2010

Crayon Rolls

Today I made an attempt at a couple crayon rolls, without a pattern. I thought it looked simple enough, and it is! They turned out super cute. I think the girly one is too nice for crayons and should probably become a make-up brush holder instead.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sewing a bib...easy?

Cat Bib
This should have been really simple. A bib. How hard can that be? Well, I started this one then left it sitting half finished for a few weeks. Basically I was very intimidated by the binding. I haven't made or sewn binding other than in the Kimono-Top, and that was very easy. It was straight. This was curving around a bib, and as much as I LOVE Amy Butler's patterns, the directions are awful. They are very hard to follow and way too long. Well, this morning my three year old was at Pre-School so I decided to tackle it. It turned out pretty good. I still need to figure out how to make it look nicer on the curves, but it's a cute reversible bib with a pocket! (You might notice I like cats).

frontbacklovely little pocket

Angry Cat Booties

Angry Cat Booties

     These were painful to make, literally, but so worth it. There is a bunch of hand stitching inside that made my fingers very sore and had me wanting to break out my thimble collection. This is another pattern from Amy Butler, and these booties are a size 6-12 months. My friends little girl, Avery, is modelling them (isn't she super cute!) and she is about 16 months and they fit her perfectly. If you look carefully you can see the angry cats inside.
Avery checking out the booties
Angry Cat Detail!