Thursday, September 29, 2011

sir hoppity

I made this little gentleman for my daughter, "he" was supposed to be a "she", but when all was said and done I just think he looks like a solemn little "he" bunny.  (In my imagination, I also give him a British accent)  It was a self drafted pattern and I'm rather pleased with the end result.  A few modifications need to be made so it's easier to turn right-side-out after all the appendages are attached, and he also is in need of some clothes, a neck tie I think.  I hope to share the pattern soon.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pick-stitch throw

A wedding gift completed earlier this summer.  The wedding colors were gray and yellow and the invitation was a lovely letterpress affair with modern circles.  So, in keeping with that, the front is a solid white kona cotton with a grid of white, light gray, dark gray and yellow pick-stitch circles.  I wish I had better photography skills, I was really pleased with the effect, particularly on the solid white.

Friday, September 23, 2011

baby elephant waltz

Here's a baby blanket made for a friend who didn't find out the gender before birth.  I went with a neutral light green for the front, the back is microplush, it's seamed and hand stitched around the outer edge. The elephant appliques are attached with fusible web and hand stitching.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I love having tea parties with my little ones.  But I was tired of our "treats", so we made some cute gingerbread men. yum.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

L's quilt

Here's a baby quilt I made last summer for a sweet little girl (L).  It's minky backed, and has 100% natural cotton batting, so it keeps little toes warm on autumn stroller rides.

Our good camera died several days ago, so I'll be digging through my past projects for a few days until our replacement arrives....I'm so excited! In the mean time I'm reading and re-reading through this.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

orange kitty

This is orange kitty.  Orange kitty is a sweet little friend that has been at my youngest's side from the very beginning.  Orange kitty is a confidant and friend, she goes with us on vacation, she helps us feel safe at the doctor's office and of course keeps my youngest warm and cozy every night in bed.  We are often stopped by people who inquire about orange kitty, they are often mistaken and think she is a tiger, or a bear (her whiskers were lovingly rubbed away years ago), and they can't seem to understand why she doesn't have a proper name.  But we think she is perfect just the way she is.  Now that my youngest has headed off to school, the days are just me, orange kitty and the sewing machine.