Sunday, September 4, 2011

Makin' Stuff

When summer time rolls around, it seems that I disappear from this space.  Summer is too short for me, and it leaves me with little time for computers and updating.  So having said that, I apologize for the absence.  Despite neglecting my blog however, I have managed to create and craft often.  As you know from previous posts, I've learned to crochet which is portable.  I brought my crochet case and yarn with me on every car trip, camping trip and picnic at the park.  Here are some of the fruits of my crochet labor.

a peek at my granny stripe blanket



I also managed to get a little bit of sewing in there too.  I made a batch of little peasant dresses for The Extraordinary Baby Shoppe, and they've all sold but one - my favourite one to boot.   These little cuties weren't quite ready in time for that batch, but I'll be adding to this collection for next year.  I used a basic pillow case dress tutorial that I found on-line and unfortunately did not bookmark it and have forgotten where.

12 months




6 months


I sewed up a couple cell phone/iphone covers and I intend to make some more.  I used this tutorial but omitted the ring.  



These little legwarmers are being sent out in the mail this week to a dear friends daughters.  She just gave birth to her second daughter and her first is almost 3.  I can't wait to see how the leg warmers look on the baby.  I used this pattern.  Fall is just around the corner...

4T (photo won't flip for some reason)
3 months



And as if I didn't already have enough to keep me busy with sewing, crocheting, working full-time, photographing everything, I have fallen hard for embroidery.





This project tempts me.  I recently bought a small piece of fabric from the same designer and it's too cute.  Not sure what I'll do with it yet, but it's there in the back of my mind and when inspiration comes, I'll be ready.

Someday, I'll do what all of my crafting/blogging idols are doing and post a tour of my studio type of thing, but  until then I'll leave you with a glimpse of my crafting space as it usually looks - a tad cluttered and a pinch messy.





Happy crafting.  I'll try harder to pop in with updates more often.

1 comment:

Karie said...

Laura, I'm totally impressed - LOVE the crocheted blanket, the colours are awesome. I have neither blogged or made a single thing for months but am definitely feeling the urge now that summer is winding to a close...