Sunday, January 16, 2011

Just for me!

I taught myself to sew a zipper with this cooler than cool bunny pencil pouch.  The materials were left over from my coat and Coraline's mobile.  I got it out of this fabulous, devine, dream making book Zakka Sewing.  I can't say enough about this book.
Oh, and sewing a zipper isn't nearly as intimidating as I thought it would be.  There are more zippers in my future! ( Thanks for your love and patience Mike, you are the best engineer a girl could love!)

Baby Present!

Oh man, did Mike and I have fun with this challenge!  We found this pattern in one of my favorite books, One Yard Wonders,  co- created by Trica, from Crafty Planet, the coolest store ever.  We surprised ourselves by making it in only two sessions.  It was really fun to make, but tricky to stuff.  We stuffed, unstuffed, and fidgeted with the stuffing trying to get the neck and legs firm.  I hope that John and Daphne's baby enjoys playing with it once it gets born, starts walking, and can pull and walk at the same time.  

Holiday Presents

Man, this was a very busy holiday season.  I branched out into new areas and made new things.  I wish I had taken a photo, just one stinking photo of the felt food I made for Veda, but I didn't. 
I have several sweet knitters in my life. It is a skill I don't have and I don't know how they keep it tidy, but I tried to help them out.  I made knitting needle wrap to help them keep it classy. 
I would love to see how they look with needles in them.   I got the basics from this pattern and kept modifying from there until It turned into something durable and elegant.  It was a busy winter, but I think it all came out in the end.