Friday, August 26, 2005

My first attempt

This is actually my second attempt at the Knitted scrubbie or actually my third because this is the third one I made. The first one came out like a candy wrapper. The second one came out like the picture but it was soild. My hole is not exactly in the center so mine does not look exactly like the picture. it looks like I have too many rows. I am so happy I got something similar. I would like it to be bigger.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

1 down more to go

I completed and gave Kenyetta her baby shower gift. the pics are at this link. They are the red and black sweater and the black diaper bag with the red lady bugs. Now I got to finsh the shopping cart cover. I saw some quilted fabric at Walmart. The next one I make will be of that fabric it wll be easier. Just cut out the leg holes and making a casing. I wonder If I could use fold over elastic. because if so I will have it made. I am telling you if these come out right I wll be selling them at homecoming. I am interested in the hip hugger sling. So I can carry Lela around at Wholesale Alley instead of that big stroller. bring a backpack and the sling we will see i got a few weeks.

Monday, August 15, 2005

I am getting there

Yesterday I made the ladybug bag. They sorta look like butterflies but the bag is done so I am not going to complain. It could be better but it is good for my first try. I even did the bottle bag that came with it. I am going to try and take picture of the entire set. I made two jackets, a pair of booties and a hat. the bootie and hat are for right now when she is teeny tiny. I will use a paint pen next time. I stenciled the ladybugs on then I outlined it with puff paint. I haven't puffed it and I don't think I will. I wanted to put her name on it but I have alwasy heard you should not put children's names on their clothes or belongings. I have again tried my hand at converting a hand knit pattern into machine knit I will let you know how that goes. I am supposed to finsh my shopping cart cover this sunday. I would like to make a lady bug one.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Get off my tail

I need to fix my machine either one. I have grown accustomed to my tiny tailor. I need to use my brother. It gets jammed everytime I use it I took it apart and I was going to take it get serviced but of course funds are not what they need to be. I think I am going to call and see how much one more time I thinkhe said $75. He said it needed to be cleaned. I just hope that once it gets fixed that It works great. I have a yard of toile calling my name. What I am going to do with it I don't know. I have a wristlet pattern I have not even opened. That would be great. A toile wristlet for homecoming. Yes it is homecoing time agin and I need to prepare. Anyway all I need for my tiny tailor is the bobbin I wonder if I could switch out the plastic one that came with it for a metal one. It is probably in the box in my closet I just don't feel like looking for it. I will try tonight.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Baby Steps

All I got done this weekend was the cutting out of the holes and it is even that is good. So now I just have to sew it. I thought by hand was going to be easy but not when you are a human jungle gym. I might poke the baby so going to have to get the sewing machine working so I can be done quicker. I started my first layette set. I actually only started my first bootie I got the ribbing done. I am going to do a cream heel and cream toe. A red sweater with cream ribbing. With cream buttons. I need to do something with black because I have black buttons. I am getting things done slowly or like I said baby steps. But they are getting done.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Trial and Error

I started my shopping cart cover. I cut the holes wrong. So I cut them off and redrew them. When I go home tonight I will cut them out. Hopefully I got it right. Now I need to get my sewing machine working . But it is ok if it is not because I will do it by hand no biggy. I hope it won't be too short. I started with 1 3/4 yards the instructions called for 1 1/2 yards so I had a little slack. But now trial and error is what this is about. I really hate I messed up good fabric. I was supposed to make a blanket with this but changed my mind. I will sew the edges together then turn right side out then sew casing. I got a funeral tomorrow. Maybe I can use Ms. Mary 's sewing machine. It would be cool if she could serge it. We may not have time. I will just do it by hand. I need to remember to mark 1" around so I can have something to follow. Once I get this down then it is on to customizing the fabric! Delta, Aggie, Blue Bear, whatever! I am going to see what I can do with printable fabric even if all I can do is an applique. Maybe even stamps? Who knows. I got to get the shopping cart cover down first.

Thursday, August 04, 2005


This is my first blog. I am not exactly sure what you do but I think I have an idea. This blog is mainly to talk about what I have been crafting. I Crochet, Machine Knit, Sew it really does not matter. My friend and I have a saying, "We do not mind spending money to learn a new craft." And that is really how it is. I am constantly finding ways to incorporate one task into the other. For example I crossstitched onto a machine knit blanket because I am not very good at intarsia or fairisle. I will crochet an edge around a blanket because I know how to do that quicker than doing one on the machine.
The little girl is the light of my life. Who knew it would take so much. You will see her in a lot of my pics. She is my top model. Now that she is bigger I have to start making my own patterns. I am glad I have Knitware. I have yet to make a mommy daughter set though. Just too lazy. Plus I can't knit because she wants to knit too. But there are times I get around her.