Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas sewing..

Since I don't get my knitting supplies back until tomorrow I've been spending a little quality time with my sewing machine. Here are some Christmas gifts that are ready for giving!

E is getting a new baby doll for Christmas, and it says on the box: "replacement diapers sold separately." Ha! I don't buy disposable diapers for my baby, so naturally E's will need a cloth diaper stash as well (and let's not forget the cloth wipes!): I used this pattern but adapted it just a little so it will fit more of her babies (longer wings and a piece of velcro so the wings can overlap)
While I was browsing this adorable and crafty blog, I found a post that linked to a bean bag tutorial. They looked easy to make and I had the supplies so I made these for E's stocking. Her name on one side and shapes on the other. I filled them with rice.
And yet again I've made a knitting needle roll from this tutorial that I LOVE. I think this is the 4th one I've made. They are easy but come out looking so professional... a gift that any knitter would love I think!
And Happy Holidays to everyone!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I just realized that today is my blog's first birthday!

One year ago today I had just finished my first knitting project, my baby was only 2 months old, my girl was still nursing and I was on maternity leave... how things have changed!

Christmas is coming!

I did something terrible. I forgot my knitting bag in a different province. No!!! I should have finished my Christmas knitting ages ago, alas.. I didn't! And now my knitting things are separated from me by a 3 hour drive and a bridge toll that costs $42.50. Doh!

Since I haven't had my needles to keep me busy I've been at some other things. E and I are decorating the Christmas tree together this year, we've started by making strands of popcorn and cranberries for garland, and after the holiday we'll string them outside for the birds.

Thankfully I didn't also bring my sewing machine to Prince Edward Island so I can still make E her cloth diaper stash for her babies. This will be her Christmas gift from Mommy. I'm going to make 3 diapers, wipes and a pretend wet bag. I'll post pictures when it's all done. Here's the fabric:

And I also wanted to share my latest knitting projects. E saw this purple yarn in Walmart and she threw it in the cart and declared, "This will be my new hat and mittens Mommy." And so it was:

And G's new winter snuggly:

I can't believe Christmas is only 11 days away!