I actually finished this hat for hubs quite a while ago… it was my “trying not to have a baby by sitting on the couch 24/7 during the ice storm” project the last week of January. Life has been so crazy ever since that I never got around to blogging about it.
I had asked hubs what I could knit for him and he said he’d like a hat that kept his ears warm in the winter. I fell in love with this hat as soon as I saw the pattern on tiennie knits. Nevermind the fact that I’d never knitted anything more complicated than a scarf.
It was actually a lot easier than I thought! I’m absolutely addicted to fair isle now (that’s the name for putting designs in knitting, for my non-knitting friends ).
You can download the pattern here.
(picture from the Hotsling website)
With baby on the way, I have already invested in 2 pouch slings and want about a million more. I’d also really like to try a wrap, because there are so many neat ways to wear them and they look more comfy than a more structured carrier like an Ergo.
I found these directions online for how to sew your own pouch sling… it doesn’t sound too hard!
And then a super SUPER easy way to make 3 wraps at once at wearyourbaby.com! It doesn’t get any easier than that! You can give two away or just have two backups incase you get spitup/cat hair/breastmilk/you name it all over the other ones.
A neat modification would be to sew a cute fabric onto the center of the wrap so it shows when you’re wearing it, like this cute wrap on etsy.
Those will definitely be a lot cheaper than the $40-$100 big name slings and wraps! If you’re not up for making one yourself, you can get some really cute handmade baby carriers of all styles on etsy.com, or check out the Frogmama Baby Carriers blinkie I have on the right side of my blog!
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Filed under personal, sewing
Are you constantly getting little threads and scraps everywhere when you sew? Check out this baby:
Talk about a great idea! Rebecca at MellebugandMe recently posted this great tutorial on how to make one for yourself, and if I can tear myself away from sewing skirts (and my Mom’s mystery belated Mother’s Day gift), then it is going to be one of my next projects. It’s especially handy when you have to sew at the kitchen table like I do, and your husband complains about the threads everywhere.
Yup, I finished my second skirt over the weekend.
I made it the same way I made my first skirt (copied a skirt I already had and loved). This one was a lot more difficult, especially the elastic parts on the sides. Whew! What a pain! But it was definitely worth it because I love how casual and fun the design of this skirt is. Even as difficult as it was to make, I would seriously consider making 100 more of this skirt in different prints and colors… that’s how much I love wearing it!
I have to give a big shout-out to Mrs. Gentry and the ladies who help her in the free sewing class on campus at the seminary. They not only taught me to sew, but there is no way I could have figured out that elastic waistband without them!
And trust me, I definitely don’t wear it out in public with a tucked-in grey T-shirt.
(Sorry for the poor quality pictures again. It’s just so much easier to take the picture with my phone and send it to my email than it is to find my camera, take the picture, hook it up to the computer, upload the picture to my computer, and send it to my email)
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Filed under how-to, patterns
I want to learn to do some basic hand stitches to cute-ify some of my sewing projects, and the purl bee has a really simple tutorial over on her website:
Elemental Embroidery Tutorial by the purl bee.
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Here are three different fabric ornament tutorials that I found on Sew, Mama, Sew.
There’s an Embroidered Felt Ornament from Sunshine’s Creations, a Scrap Fabric Ornament by Melissa on Flickr, and these Mitten Ornaments from disdressed: