Monday, November 24, 2008

One-Trick Pony

Honestly I'm making other things too, but I can't post my Christmas surprises. And so here are yet more embroidered towels. These were thank-you gifts.

I mailed the Nevada towel off to the inspirational Bean; and the Arizona towel went to Trina, whose fabulously lovely antiques will be featured in an upcoming post.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Give-Away Day: December 3

I just signed up to participate in the Sew, Mama, Sew! Give-Away Day...which means one lucky commenter on December 3 will win one of my custom monogrammed onesies like these.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Two Onesies

Gina commissioned these latest onesies for her cousins' babies, Meghan and Riley, born within a day of each other. I'm pleased with the improved monograms...chain stitch stands out much better than the backstitch I usually use.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Hat Joy

I've discovered an amazingly gratifying project: crocheting hats. I made these two recently for Bean's Winter Warm-Up Drive. The pattern is the "Boy Beanie," originally published in Stitch & Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker (an awesome book!) but also available for free on the Open Source Crochet Project. I added a couple of extra rows to make it warmer.

And this one came together while we watched the delightful Kit Kittredge movie this afternoon. The pattern is the Crazy Easy Urban Chunky Newsboy Cap by Nutella Dreams Late Night Crafts.

I really need one of those styrofoam hat models!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Words of Wisdom

Courtesy of tonight's cup of tea.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Turkey Placecards

Olivia and I were feeling crafty this afternoon, but we couldn't decide what to make so we went outside to swing. That's where the gorgeous autumn leaves caught our attention, and she saw them as turkey tail-feathers. Ah-ha! Together we hot-glued sweet-gum balls, leaves, and helio-seeds to make placecards for our Thanksgiving dinner guests.