Saturday, February 21, 2009

Working on...nothing

I'm in a slump. I've had a cold for a week. I recently finished everything on my "to-make" list and as I sit around on the sofa with a stuffy nose and empty hands, I'm frustrated to be lacking the energy to decide what to make next. Sure hope this doesn't last much longer; I'm bored!

Here are photos of the Valentine gifts we gave O's teachers. Crocheted cotton washcloths and homemade glycerine soaps.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A snuggle robe, not a Snuggie

My sister-in-law requested a Snuggie for her birthday, so I placed an order and forgot about it. When her birthday rolled around two weeks later and no Snuggie had arrived, I decided that the order must not have gone I bought a fleece blanket at Target and made my own. The result is much thicker than the "real" Snuggie (which of course arrived the day after I started sewing), and I think the zipper makes it more useful.

Here's the birthday girl (headless, per request) modeling the homemade "snuggle robe."

Sunday, February 08, 2009

A herd of elephants

My new sewing buddy, Mary Clare, came over this morning and we collaborated on a baby quilt for a colleague. We'd agreed beforehand to embroider elephants on bleached muslin using a cadet-bluish color with a little splash of other colors here and there. Today we framed the five embroidered (plus four simpler) squares with red prints.

One of Mary Clare's elephants (I wish you could see her perfect, tiny stitches here!)...

And one of mine--with, I just noticed--quite a bit of "disappearing" ink remaining...

That last one was a free pattern from Andrea Zuill.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Another Pillow

This one is for Gina too. She had a bedskirt made from this luscious dupioni silk, and we collaborated on this little pillow with the leftovers.

I got a big kick out of covering the buttons. So easy! I see many covered buttons in my future.