Friday, September 4, 2009

A crochet hat and four pairs of booties

I am having so much fun making things, I wish there were more hours in the day!

This is a hat I made, I wanted to make if for Olivia but it turned out to be too small, it's still supper cute though and will look cute on some little girl who is about 1 or 2.
And here are the booties, I'm addicted to making these the are so simple and quick to put together. I got the patteren from My Sweet Little on Etsy. I plan to make these for my shop in the near future.
Well off to do some more creative work:)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Longgies and a photo prop cocoon

Longgies I made yesterday, quick project and so fun. I need to find lanolin and waterproof them for diaper covers.
I made this cocoon and hat for my SIL to use as a photography prop. Erik does not appreciate being a model for me.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I couldn't wait to share

This will be Olivia's good coat this winter. I have had it cut out for awhile but just found the pieces after our move. It's not quite done yet, putting the lining in and button holes/buttons are next on the list. I just think it's too cute, made from a vintage McCall pattern.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Diapers

The next size up from new born, Erik is growing fast and will be in these soon! This is the one I have done, a fitted diaper with a cute tractor print flannel on the outside. This diaper has a layer of bamboo french terry on the side that touches the bottom, inside I put a layer of Zorb sandwiched between two layers of diaper flannel. This should be one heavy duty diaper, can't wait to try it out when I get a cover made, or maybe I will try out the wool soakers I made :).

Monday, August 24, 2009

My latest creations

I haven't blogged in a long time, I feel like I have done so much more than I have pictures to post, and I have I just don't have the pictures. I have been a diaper making machine getting new born diapers done just before our new baby arrived, then burp cloths also as I realized that we did not have any that were not pink LOL. I don't have pictures of the new diapers (well very used now) and burb cloths but here is what I have done in the last few weeks.

This is a baby quilt (or lap quilt) made from squares of denim and DCU's with a flannel backing that has John Deer tractor camo pattern.
The next two are some dish towel sets I made up by crochet, I have taken a liking to crochet and have found I can do it while nursing the baby.

And finaly here is our beautiful baby boy, Erik, born June 15 after a fairly uneventful pregnancy. He is 9 weeks old in this picuter.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Back, maybe....

So I logged on to blogger for the first time in months. I have had update my blog on my to-do list for a while now but find more "important" things to do. In the last few months I havn't been all that createive. Blame the gloomy English winter or pregnancy but I just have not had the will to do more than what had to be done. I have done a few things and I am working on getting photos of them to put up.

I am in the midst of making newborn diapers and covers, I have much of them cut I'm just waiting on supplies to come that I have ordered and most likely will not get them done until the end of May since I want to put bamboo velor on the indside of them and well I special ordered a bunch of it, so lets hope my new born diapers get done before I have a new born, LOL.

Here is a picture of one diaper I did make while exprimenting with diaper making. I made several proto types and eventualy drafted my own patteren because most of the patterens I printed off the internet wound up way too small and now Livi has a few diapers for her dolls. This diaper I made from an old polo shirt that Justin no loger wanted.

I made a Mai Tia carrier a couple of months ago and think I will really like it, unfortualty I have not been able to try it out because Olivia runs and hides every time I get it out. I would love to try it and take some pics but I don't think it's going to happen unless I put it on the dress manaquine and put a doll in it.

I also recently made a pair of pajamas and a dress for Olivia but I have not taken photos because Olivia loves these and also has learned to use the camera so wants to be the photographer instead of having the picture taken of her. Eventualy I will sneak photos of these things.

I have lots of other projects on the list and am working through them along with looking for a new house and preparing for baby to come. I hope I can keep up on this blog, but I'm not making promises.