Monday, November 24, 2008

thanksgiving dress

the majority of e's clothes came from my sister, who buys much nicer stuff than i ever would.  so she is a very well dressed little girl but i miss picking out special stuff for her.  because of this i really wanted to make her a special dress for thanksgiving.  so i put aside all of my holiday gift knitting and whipped up this adorable little apple dress:
thanksgiving dress front

thanksgiving dress back
the fabric is from purl patchwork, i don't know the name.
the pattern is simplicity #4203, dress a without the ruffles and ribbon.

it looks really cute on - i'll post some pictures after i take some on thanksgiving. now it is back to getting those presents done! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

one down

yea! i can cross one of my presents to do off my list.

thanks for the picture, melissa.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


it's that time of the year, trying to get all the holiday presents i've planned completed.  i actually have high hopes that i can get everything done but it leave me very little time to get any sewing done and i really wanted to make a new dress for e to wear on thanksgiving...
but anyway, here is what i've been working on and actually finishing on time.
the hemlock ring blanket for my grandma.  all the details are here on ravelry.   i really love the way it came out!  thanks for the great pattern brooklyntweed.
henlock ring 2

a seed stitch coat for my niece's birthday (e has a matching one).  this one killed me - i may be done with debbie bliss forever!

i'm planning on making project bags for all of h's teachers.  one down, ten to go.  it is basically a pillow case with a ribbon on top to use as a drawstring.
project bags

and finally, some mittens for h.  it should be getting cold out soon and this is the yarn he picked from my stash.  not bad for under two hours of work.
harry's mittens

now all i have left is something for the greatest babysitter, my brother, brother-in-law, mother-in-law and mother - totally doable, right?

Monday, November 3, 2008

some finishing

this was a great week/weekend.  i got done a lot of little finishing work that i had been avoiding.  finished up lizzy's sweater - here it is:
i love the way it came out.  i am secretly hoping she doesn't like it and i can keep it. plus it fits perfectly!  it is silk garden sock and i used size 3 needles - you can get all the details here.

i also finished up the hemlock ring blanket for my grandmother, just needs some blocking and then i can post some pictures.

here is the little skirt for e - it looks so cute with the sunday brunch jacket.
the fabric is from purl patchwork.  how cute is the little kick pleat?
and finally, a picture of e in her butterfly dress!