Friday, October 29, 2010

Obsessed with diaper covers

We are using cloth diapers for our second baby. We tried it out with the first, but our daycare wouldn't use them, so it just didn't make financial sense to cloth diaper only part of the time. Now, as a stay at home mom, we can do it! Clean diapers arrive at our doorstep once a week, however, we have to purchase diaper covers to contain the mess. And those things are expensive! I've been researching cloth diaper cover patterns and materials, and have started making my own. This sweet orange model took 15 minute to make, including cutting the fabric, and cost about $2. I'm also working on knitting a wool soaker, but that's taking considerably longer!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gathered clutch, take 2

So second try's the charm. The zipper tabs on my newest gathered clutch worked out quite well. This one is going to Edie. I love the colors and patterns together (even the random octopi on the inside).

Monday, June 21, 2010

Girl dresses

When we found out we were pregnant, 5 years after our son was born, a big part of me wanted it to be a girl--the part of me that likes to sew and knit! I have so enjoyed having a boy that the non-crafty part of me wanted another one, but while I can do without the frilly pink bedding and dolls, I desperately wanted to knit beautiful sweaters and make fabulous sundresses for my own child. Alas, it's boy number two for us. So here is a dress for my three year old niece Lucy instead. This one is a pattern from Oliver + S.

Pleated pouch

With all the crafty blogs to which I am subscribed, I see far more fun and beautiful projects than I can possibly manage to attempt. This one however, for a gathered clutch, was definitely worth the time. I made one for my sister-in-law Katie's birthday, struggling with the instructions for the zipper tabs. Sorry, Katie, the zipper tabs are not up to snuff!

After some research about the proper installation of zipper tabs, I'm ready to try it again...