Friday, November 23, 2012

Itty Bitty Tiny Feet

My dear friend recently had her first baby, and I was thrilled to finally meet him for the very first time. I made him a tiny pair of baby booties using a pattern from Ysolda's "Whimsical Little Knits" book. These booties were made in one piece without seaming. I highly recommend this pattern. Please see my Ravelry page for my information on this project.

My friend happens to be an excellent photographer; this is her photo. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Perfect Pair

I finished the Christmas Express Train using a pattern purchased from this year's PIQF. This was my first time making applique with Roxanne's Temporary basting glue. This makes the entire process go so much faster, and it eliminates the need to first trace the pattern onto the backing. Also, I did not have to pin the pieces down one at a time.

These two reminds me of a perfect couple I know.

I hand appliqued the motif and hand stitched around it. This wall hanging was mostly made with scrap fabrics. Scrap fabrics are perfect for applique projects. You just never know when you may need that tiny little square of blue, green, or whatever color the pattern calls for. The candy cane fabric was from my LQS; so perfect for the holiday.

I hope the recipients enjoy it for years to come! Who says holiday prints are only for displaying during the holidays!?

I made the cutest baby booties using Ysolda's Tiny Shoes pattern for a two-month old baby. These little shoes are being blocked; more photos on that soon!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Twisted Limone - What a Beauty

Have you seen these gorgeous TwistedLimone hand dyed sock yarn? My friend, Marisa, is addicted to these things! She has made tons of socks with these yarn. Check out how she did the heel so the stripes line up -- so smart. So of course, I had to get some too! I just received this beauty in the mail. I cannot wait to play with this. 

By the way, I finished the Christmas Express Train wall hanging. More photos on that soon!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Quilt Story

I am featured on Quilt Story today! Go check it out. It's one of my favorite blogs for inspirations!

Quilt Story