One project, that was started at least TWO years ago, was finally completed early in the year. Alex chose the fabric (fleece) and we found a simple pattern to make a pullover hoodie with a pocket on the front.
The size is nearly perfect, with enough "growing room" it should get him through this winter as well... and maybe even next fall??
This was one of my more fun, and challenging projects! My friend Steph needed a new bag, but had some really specific ideas about what she wanted/needed in order for the bag to function correctly for her. She purchased the fabric, and I went to work. The first bag ended up being just a smudge too small... but, she generously allowed me to keep it, and I use it all.the.time. :) Thankfully, there was enough fabric (well, I had to make different straps for mine...) to make another bag. This is what I came up with:
Karri, and I gifted it to her. :) It is also reversible... Both of these bags were made using my own modifications to this pattern, and this one.
snap press to set snaps along the top to make it easy to remove for washing (which reminds me...! LOL). I let it hang in place for a few weeks before doing the final hem at the bottom. The floor is not quite level, and I wanted to make sure the fabric had stretched before deciding on a final length so it wouldn't hang on the floor after it was hemmed. That was probably the hardest part... I have a really hard time sewing a "crooked" hem on something!! (Now, if you NEED it straight... haha... I'm talking about doing this on purpose...) But, it looks great, and gives the kids sleeping area the privacy it needs.
I also made a curtain for the egress window in the basement, but that may have been before the start of the new year... and I'm pretty sure I didn't get pictures. What started out as a plan for two panels ended up being one panel. It's lined to filter out more light for better sleeping. It also has yet to be hemmed... *sigh*
pattern I found online, but the end result will be much smaller and more "purse-like". I also have an idea for the straps that I'm very excited about. :)
Lion Brand Yarn and they often have ideas I'd love to try. This pattern was called "Bebop Cardi". I used yarn I already had and made this as a birthday gift for Victory. Overall, I'm happy with the results. I did find a few minor issues with the pattern that I would modify if I were to make another one. But, the recipient was happy, so I'm happy!
finished product on the birthday girl
Earlier this fall a friend of mine delivered quadruplets. They were MUCH too early (by the time their "due date" arrived in December, they were already 3 months old!!), and we continue to pray for their continued growth. They are beginning to come home now, and are also able to wear hats and clothing. I made these hats for them. I wish the picture was better quality... sadly, this is the only picture I took of the finished project!! But, it was fun to do something so simple for these precious bundles.
Link to this blog post is included at Sew Many Ways