clothes pin bag, at last!
sweet p’s pinafore
ring sling and burp cloth
stockings by the fire
do you know how awful it is to try and get a picture of your own head with an ipad?
after months of not doing much, november – december was crazy productive! i was thinking of all the things i had been doing, was amazed at myself and felt the need to share, of course. so let’s start at the top, shall we?
clothes pin bag my grandma always had a clothes pin bag and i wanted one when we started hanging our clothes, but couldn’t find one. i ended up finding this one. i did not download the template, i just eye-balled it because i am impatient and didn’t want to take the time. also, the fabric i used isn’t really fabric, it is some weird non-plastic, table cloth-like stuff i inherited through the years, so the “neck” does not lay flat, but for a 20-minute, pattern-free project, i am pleased! and think of my grandma every time i use it.
pinafore my cousin texted me a picture of her daughter in this super cute pinafore and promised it was crazy easy-peasy. and basically…she was so right! let me be clear about my actual sewing abilities: i have never (never) completed a pattern without handing it mangled and still in pieces to my mom for her to fix and finish for me. until this one. and i made it, from download/print-out/cut-out to sewing complete, minus buttonholes, in one nap time. seriously. and i did another one for our oldest daughter after the kids were in bed. (we had a play day the next day that i wanted them to wear them to, so i was a little motivated)
ring sling and burp cloth this is more my kind of sewing. like curtains, there are just lots of straight lines and no fancy work. super easy to make and make a few bucks on the side. actually, this the reason my fantastic husband made my dream laundry/sewing room for me, to make a little side money while taking care of the kids. so, yes, the sling is for sale!
stockings by the fire justice, our newest addition, went last Christmas without a stocking. but as she was only a week and a half old, i am fairly certain she was ok with it. however, this year she will need one, so i am furiously knitting when i have the time to sit (and am not blogging). in the back is mercy’s, what the finished product will look like. i went ahead and added it in because by the time it is done, i will have done all these projects in under a month. (i am not gloating) (well, maybe a little)
flowered cloche ok, not big on the selfies, but it didn’t look like anything lying on the arm of the couch and i wasn’t thinking jimmy would want to model it for me, so there it is. i have a really fantastic scarf from gap that used to have a matching hat (but not gloves because i was too cheap to buy them and i have regretted it ever since) but one of my roommates from the past had a friend who was going someplace cold and i let her borrow it and have never seen it again (or the friend, come to think of it, although, randomly, she and her now husband and children have moved next door to some friends of mine who live an hour away. yeah, weird. so…) i crocheted this one to go with it and now i don’t have to be bitter anymore.