So I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I really haven’t been crafting so much in the past few months. I’m finally starting to get back on my feet with knitting and sewing and it’s definitely a good feeling to be creating things again! I’m almost done with the most intricate fair isle project I’ve ever attempted! I told my sister to pick a pattern for some fair isle mittens and she chose one with 6 different colors, knit on size 1 needles. I LOVE the challenge, however it’s been mentally taxing at times. Here’s a link to the project: Snowflake Fingerless Gloves. I will hopefully be done with them this week and can move onto something else! yay!!
Next up for knitting projects I’m going to make baby boy a light knit hoodie that he can wear in summer time and as a layer in the winter. Haven’t decided the color yet but it will probably be blue. As for baby Lex, I think she’s due for another cardigan or bolero, but I don’t know which pattern I want to use yet. Still thinking about it but she definitely has one on the way.
I recently bought a sewing pattern to make some capes and masks for the toddlers. They are getting older and more ready to play dress up. As imaginitive play is SO important, I highly encourage it and want to make them some fun things to play with. I have some superman fabric and some vegetable fabric that I’m going to make dress up capes out of for around the house.
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This has been a productive month as far as crafting goes! I got my first sale from my Etsy Shop, Well Tempered Designs, and I’ve been building up my inventory of basket liners and children’s accessories getting ready for the approaching craft fair season. This will be my first go at craft fairs and I couldn’t be more excited! In addition to Etsy projects, I’ve done some pretty cool personal projects as well.
Aleksa’s shortage of diaper covers, as well as her ability to rapidly unhook velcro, has led me to make her some more wool covers. This one is just in time for fourth of July and is ready to go! Next up, I’ll make a few for the twins. Today, I finally finished a cowl that has been in the works for almost 2 years! Cameron bought me some beautiful cream colored frog tree merino wool for Christmas in 2011. After looking at cowl patterns for months, I decided to knit the Casu Cowl by Galia Lael. The pattern is written beautifully! I finally got around to making the cowl in December 2012 and had to put it on hold for a while because I ran out of yarn (I wanted it to be super long)…also I got kinda bored knitting it so I needed a break. After finding another ball of the merino at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company, I finally finished it! Here’s a link to the project in ravelry.
This month, I got to make a few bears for twins as well! They were way overdue for a knit a stuffed animal from me and I was so excited to knit the Laura Long Three Hungry Bears pattern again from Knitted Toy Tales.
For the next few days, I’ll be working on some headbands, flowers and bows for Etsy! Yahoo!
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Check out the knit flower headbands that I posted today on my Etsy shop. I’ve been making these since the baby was born to make her look super adorable and now I’m making some to sell too!
I finally finished the dress and sweater for baby girl. I’ve been trying to get better at sewing and this was a great project to get me started again. It was relatively simple and I took my time (and had to redo about 10 seams haha). I knit the matching sweater in about 3 days. The pattern is called Knit Bolero and it’s from the book Vintage Knits for Modern Babies by Hadley Fierlinger. I LOVE the book and am already planning on making a few other things from it as soon as I finish sewing my diaper bag!