Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Baby Hats

I've been wanting to stock up on baby hats.  I'd done well with girls, but for boys it was rather a search to come up with cute ideas.  Here is what I've done. 
This hat is one I made for Asher.  He keeps growing and always needs a new hat.
I wanted it to go gradually from gray to the blue variegated but it's not contrasty enough and doesn't show up that well.  I don't think Asher cares anyways.

I did do a couple more girly hats.  This one is a pattern I've done many times before and really like.

This is from a new set of patterns.  I found out that the first cap I did was really long and didn't fit the baby well.  This one looks better but we'll have to give it a try.

Now for the baby boy hats.  I thought these turned out pretty cute.

                                                                       Ravelry link

All my yarns, needles and patterns can be found from the links posted.  Most of  these are free patterns.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fruity Time

Some of the girls that my daughter  teaches like the idea of fruit with faces for prizes.
So I crocheted up a few.  Here they are. 

There are   Ravelry links for all of these.  They are free patterns with the faces added on by me.

Soon you will see my ice cream and cupcakes, so come back for more.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Let's Go Hawaiian

I love making Hawaiian quilts.  Here are two I have going.
This first one is a king size quilt.  I saw an idea I liked and made my own pattern.  I wanted it to be more subtle than bright.

I'm working from the center out.  The center is the hardest as there is a lot more fabric to deal with.

I just safety pinned the whole quilt loosely and then pin it heavily where I am appliqueing.
This is my weekend project so it may take a while to get done.

This is my newest project I'm just getting underway. It is 6 small squares that each have their own design and then will be sewed together and a border added.  Half the backgrounds are white and the other half are a batik.

It will be interesting to see how this looks as it comes together.

 The blue and gold are still the paper pattern pinned to the fabric.  This is my travelling project as it is easy to pack and do while away.

I will get going on it soon.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dear Jane - Group 1

I started Dear Jane making all of row A.  All thirteen of them.  Then I realized I didn't want to put long rows together, so now I'm doing groups.  This is my first group  It is blocks 1,2,and 3 of rows A,B, and C.  I like how this works.

 I must admit they weren't necessarily that easy to do.  A lot of paper piecing is involved. And a little applique.

This quilt will be all colors, but with a plan.

I am encouraged to keep going.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Some Fun with Quiet Book Pages

I've been working on a few more quiet book pages.  They are not an easy thing to do.  They take a lot of planning, a lot of fiddling with little things, a lot of gathering or going to the store for more.  But they are fun to see come together and it's nice to see even my 6 year old granddaughter having fun with them.  Here they are.
These are the pieces.  How do they go together?

Some little children might do this.

But this is how they really go.  Velcro makes it easy.

Let's do a winter scene.

See how this one can come together.  Also with velcro.
The fabric is more blue than it looks here.

Some empty cones with lots of ice cream in the bowl.

 So many flavors to choose from.  No velcro on this one.  I thought it would lose the look I wanted and the felt sticks anyways.

And leftover scoops in the bowl.

These poor flowers are drooping.  What can I do?

Let's give them some water.

They are looking good again.

These pages are all ideas I picked up from other mom's quiet book.  They are revised to suit the size and my likings for my quiet book.  There are so many good ideas out there. I'm glad I don't have to come up with my own.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Elephants and Rabbits

I've been on a run lately making little dolls for baby grandchildren.  I've enjoyed it so much I have a hard time stopping.  I think it's the dresses I make them.
The patterns are from Little Cotton Rabbits.  They are some of the cutest I've found.
I've used SuzyMarie's dress modifications on them as I like the fuller dresses.  

I've added a few rows to this dress to make it a little longer.

 My Ravelry links are here and here.

 Here's a couple of those babies getting to know their elephants.