Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lil' Giraffe & other knits

Last night I finished up this super cute little giraffe (pattern HERE).  It coordinates with the Giraffe Garden Quilt I made for our baby due next month...




Also, I finally finished these socks (pattern HERE) for my husband's birthday...


And a tiny little wool soaker (pattern HERE) for the baby...




Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cabrio Tote Sew-Along: Steps 2-6

Here is my progress for the Cabrio Tote Sew-Along.

Step 2: Cut out the pieces
Step 2: Cut out the pieces (tote #1)

Steps 3-6: Straps and outer shell gathered
Steps 3-6: Straps and Outer Shell Panel gathered (tote #1)

Tomorrow I will be starting steps 7-8 (finishing the outer shell & making pockets).  And you can still join in the sew-along fun!

Here is the timeline (just catch up & post pictures when you can):

Gather Fabric and supplies (Step1)- - - - - - Jan. 18- Feb. 1 (2weeks) 
Cut out the pieces (Step 2)- - - - - - - - - - - - -Feb. 2- Feb. 8 
Straps and Outer Shell Panel gathered (Step 3-6) -- - Feb. 9- Feb. 15 

Finish outer shell and make pockets (Step 7-8) - - - - - Feb. 16- Feb. 22 
Magnet Clasp and Finish Lining (Step 9-11) - - - - - - Feb. 23- March 1 
Finish the Tote (Step 12-14)- - - - - - - - March 2- 8


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweaters

 Now on a knitting kick, I have recently knit up these cute little sweaters...

Jack Sweater (made a size smaller than the previous one) for my son.  It fits him perfectly!

Jill Sweater (newborn size) - in case we have a baby girl
Close-up of the button & colors - the colors are hard to capture.  The yarn used is ivory with specks of pink, brown & green.  I LOVE how this turned out!

And of course a Jack Sweater (newborn size) - in case we have a baby boy

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cozy Car Caddies

I've been working on more birthday gifts for this year.  Since all of the little girl gifts are complete, I am focusing on little boy gifts.  I saw the idea for these cute little car holders at  Just Another Hang Up.  Using the dimensions from the Cozy Car Caddy Tutorial at Homemade by Jill, I made these...

These are very quick and easy to make - would be perfect for a last minute birthday party gift.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tote bags

I have been sewing up a storm lately and have created a total of 17 tote bags in the last 2 weeks!  I used this tutorial for the 1st bag I made, but then made some changes to the sizing for the rest.  These are really easy to make and (if using non-directional decor weight fabric) really quick, too.


Here are some lined tote bags...


Some child sized totes...

And a few more of the little girl totes...

I need to order some fabric online and then I will be making a few more totes for my mom to give as gifts.  I have almost all of the birthday gifts for the little girls and women in my family done for this year!  Next I'll be working on gifts for the little boys.