Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cute As A Bug Onesie

Here is what I made last week to put on Etsy, but I decided not to. I am not sure what I think of it. But I got another item done and that's something. :o)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Salvage Yards

I got another batch of rescue fabric this week and was able to salvage some fun finds among the not-so-fun-finds. Tons of old stuff and some with really great textures!

Here is the pile...

Here are some of my favorites...

I just liked these prints

no one ever finished this jacket
and no I'm not going to either
it's a future bag
Sorry, I forgot to flip this one!

this will become 4th of July napkins

there is TONS of this stuff!
It just has a great texture

this is just so...
well, it looks like it would have matched
perfectly in my parent's living room
when my sister and I were little
I haven't tried it on yet, but I think it will fit me
the only thing is that the collar needs to be fixed
or finished.
I don't know if it is a future outfit or purse?
I suppose it depends on how it looks on me...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Now It's Kniffty

Last Christmas the boys got me the rectangle Knifty Knitter. I really like my round ones, so they decided I should try something new. Unfortunately I could never figure out the directions to use the thing.

Today I resolved that I should learn how to loom knit things that aren't round. When my friend and I couldn't figure it out together, I took more drastic measures. I went to YouTube and found a video on How To Knit With A Loom.

Thankfully a wonderful teenage girl named Joccy made some great tutorial videos on how to use the knitting loom. She is a great teacher and now I am going to start a project for Girls' Nite Out on Friday at church. Yeah!

The videos were so good that I decided to post them here. And that way I will have easy access when I need help again... LOL

I'm not to this point yet, but I thought I would post this one too...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Flower Onesie

My sister Theresa made a New Year's resolution to post one new item to Etsy each week. I decided that sounded like a worthy goal, but mine might end up more like "an average of one a week".

But, here is my first one of the year...

I bought these newborn onesies and appliqued this red flannel flower on it and put a button in the middle. I also attached a hand-crocheted (by Amy, my sister) flower to the back. Also with a button in the middle.
I think it turned out pretty cute! Thanks for the great idea Sonja!