In preparation for our upcoming trip to Europe, I decided the baby carrier *needed* a stuff sack...ha! Pulled out some old home decor weight ikea fabric, and a bit of complementary orange, did some measuring and sketching, and made this little bag.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Erin loves sunglasses. And putting things into/out of other things. So I'm counting on this little sunglasses case with dollar store sunglasses to provide some entertainment on our upcoming trip.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Just made another little zipper pouch, using the Open Wide tutorial from Noodle Head (http://www.noodle-head.com/2012/06/open-wide-zippered-pouch-diy-tutorial.html) but using different dimensions to suit my materials. Used reproduction prints pulled from the stack my aunt sent me for my birthday a bazillion years ago, pulled 4 prints that coordinated with the purple zipper.
This pouch could easily accommodate a small knitting project. I used a 9" zipper, cut my rectangles to 9"x10.5", with a 3.5" boxed bottom depth. I have two more sets of fabrics picked out to make more of these. :)
It feels a bit silly to get so much satisfaction from this project, but alas, I love it!
Monday, March 23, 2015
Used some scraps and a fun bright pink zipper to see up this little zippered pouch. Not sure why, but I'd been feeling intimidated by zippers! This was the perfect little project to wipe away those nerves.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Finished a pair of socks today (blog post forthcoming) and pulled out some self-striping yarn for a new pair. And then I decided that I needed a new project bag for this pair of socks. Naturally.
I totally winged it, and am pleased enough by the results. The bag is petite--appropriate for a sock project, but not much bigger than that. (Note to self: I used 8"x16" rectangles--go bigger next time!)
Just another wild Saturday night chez birdabouttown! Used some fun stash fabrics.
Sewing project #3!!
Sunday, March 15, 2015
I made a super simple dress for Erin! Used a free pattern from Anna Maria Horner (Piece A Cake baby dress) and for fabric, an old sundress of mine. Simple raglan sleeves, gathered neckline. Easy peasy. The largest size is only 12 months, unfortunately, so I just did a shallow bottom hem. I may consider lengthening the pattern piece for the body to make it longer if I sew this again. This was finished in just two naps (my unit of time of choice).
Second sewing project for #15in15. Trying to get back on track!
Friday, March 13, 2015
Here it is! My finished Follow Your Arrow2. I worked all the B clues. As I've already discussed, clue 2 was a bit hellish for me. I'm only moderately happy with how that clue ultimately worked but I love the rest of it. Particularly the solid yellow section, clue 4, which is meant to look like clusters of arrows but looks like clusters of flowers to me.
The yarn is a mix of knit picks stroll, Madelinetosh sock, and Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat. I'm glad I was able to use some leftover bits.