Friday, February 10, 2012

What a Froggin' Mess

There's nothing less exciting that the rip out everything you have been working on for the past week. Not to mention I had to do it on the sad commute home friday night after a long week. This could have been so cute. I was so in love with the mixture of colors that I had to try to make it work. Alas, now I know that they will work together to make a perfectly sweet baby blanket, stay tuned for that one!

So now the hunt continues for the next perfect color for Z's summer dress... yellow, purple, blue, pink? what is the perfect summer dress color?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Sweetest Dress I Ever Saw

I found this adorable dress for a little girl about 3 years ago and absolutely fell in love. I had no little girl to knit it for. So I waited, and waited, and waited, and dispite my gut instincts that said my sister was going to have a boy, she had Z. And now I have a little girl to knit for!!!

You can find the pattern over at Tora Forseth Design along with many other modern twists on the cute baby knits.

I love cotton for kids, especially in the summer. It's easy to clean, soft to the touch as you knit, and light weight enough to wear during the summer, and of course you can layer! I chose these Lion Brand cottons to mix and have the strie yarn through the majority of the dress. It is blue and green, which you may say "What? For a girl?!" But it's bright enough to be girly and happy for the summer time.

Can't wait to knit this up and show you how it goes!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Sun Yarn

Ohhh what yarn can do for our spirits! I aquired this beautiful multicolored hank of yarn. That was a left over R&D project. Its perfect knitting yarn because its that looser spun fluffy wool. I'm think of actually making myself something. Its been a while since I've done that. Pehaps a hat, or a small cowl. The hat is wiinning I think. A chunky hat with a nice cable down one portion of it. Perfect. New pattern to design and write up!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Crayons are such a great tool. And this tutorial over at 52 Kitchen Adventures is a great example of a different way to use crayons.

I think it would be a great piece of art for a kids' bedroom. It'd would be super fun to play with the color layout too. A great ombre or strie of colors would create a really great spray of colors. You'd be able to do this is narrow and wider sizes and soooo many options of colors and patterns too.

Oh this excites me. I'm ready!

Monday, October 10, 2011

well darn

I guess it has been just a while, I suppose it could have been even longer. But tonight is the night that I start to blog again. We'll see exactly how long this goes with whatever it is I have to say.
I've been reading more blog posts from other people, and am seeing the benefits of blogging. You're allowing yourself to be open with complete strangers : 'HI strangers!'
I'm not seeeing a horrible affect considering I shared how many train hours with strangers.

I say I don't like people, but maybe I'll like you.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Someone Likes to Quilt

Here we find the ellusive Paz. She manages to come out and become social whenever fabric is around. Her opinions are strong and she definately likes the way this quilt is coming out!!

The backing piece is coming! I found the perfect fabric for this scrappy quilt!
Happy Sewing!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Quilts for Kids

Quilts for Kids is a great program! They will send you a package with all the fabric, top and backing. Minimal cutting is required. All you have to do is spend 1 afternoon and you have a small quilt all done for a child who is stuck in the hospitals because of illnesses.

For a touching and yet convincing video check out