Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pillow Crazy

We have these tiny pillows from when I was little, but only one pillow case. And Brinda loves to sleep on them, but leaks strange colors while she sleeps. (How do children do this?) So, voila! Pillow cases out of my stash. (If I keep working, in twelve years, my fabric stash will be gone, and then I'll move on to Mom's.) This odd red with the famous buildings is Brinda's favorite of my stash fabrics.

While we're on the subject, here's Tucker and Brinda's Halloween pillowcases. I made them last year and they were the first Halloween thing Tucker wanted to get out.

I can't make Blogger unturn my photo.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Snack bags

I'm as behind as Annie. Early this summer I got tired of asking "Whose bag of fishies/crackers/bunnies is on the floor of the truck/garage/toyroom?" So I made these. Each kid has their own, so I can identify it. An additional benefit is that I don't buy snack baggies anymore.

The outside is whatever scraps I had that the kids picked out, which explains the different sizes, and the inside is rip-stop nylon. The closure is velcro from end to end. They work well for dry food, but I'd like to get over my fear of sewing on vinyl and try that for things like apples. Has anyone ever sewn on vinyl?

I wash and dry these with no problem. I'm not sure how food safe they are, but I'm willing to risk it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Ok, I'm a little beind, but I still like to post stuff to make it seem like I do stuff other than yell at the under-5 set.

I copied a pair of shorts I bought for Tucker at a garage sale. They take only about 20 minutes each, my idea of quality crafting. As you can see, when I work in 5 minute bursts, sometimes I forget to check which way the fabric needs to go, but no one complains. Tucker calls those his Big Buck Safari shorts, in honor of the video game where you shoot exotic animals, including giraffes. To feed the hungry, I assume.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Lace Scarf

I'm new to lace. If you're into an intricate pattern and like working with size three needles, this is for you. If the people in your life enjoy hearing "I'll help you just as soon as I'm done with this row", this is for you. If you like knitting for hours and making 11 inches of progress, this is for you.

I gotta admit, I love the finished project, but lace isn't for me. Give me bulky weight yarn, size 10.5 needles, and a stockinette scarf or a simple rib. I don't want to think when I knit.