Thursday, April 30, 2009

More birthday sewing

What three year old doesn't need a personalized super cape! I surfed Etsy to look at design ideas and get a general idea of size then created a pattern. It is 30" long and 23" wide, with a velcro closure at the neck. It could be reversible if you wanted.

Now I'm finished with the little folks, moving on to the big people May birthdays and mother's day gifts.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Birthday Sewing

Keenan trying out the Birthday Crowns

Nicole displaying part of Eli's birthday bunting

I am very lucky and have four nephews and two nieces that I LOVE to make things for. Two of there birthdays along with my sister's land in May. Hence I have been busy with birthday sewing. The two birthday boys are getting play crowns. Eli gets new custom bunting for his room and hopefully I will have time to make Super Capes. Pattern inspiration from 'The creative family' by Amanda Soule.

I also took a knitting class the last two Sunday's and have been busy knitting and un-knitting :( my first project, leg warmers. Hopefully I will have something to show soon, if you don't see any proof of knitting soon, please get on me about it. It was fun to learn, but I'm struggling completing the project. I like to figure stuff out, then I lose interested. I think that is why sewing holds my attention, there is always something new to try and/or fix.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Sewing

The jacket remodel mentioned in my first ever blog, finished!

An Easter present for the "ball" obsessed boy!
Pattern from 'Seams to Me' by Anna Maria Horner

A bunny 'silkie' to add to our ever growing collection, Burda 9731.
Bunny easter basket compliments of my mom.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I was in Washington DC last weekend. On our way to the Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian of American Craft Art, we stopped by the White House. Look what we found, Bee Keepers. Talk about making my heart smile! I have renewed hope for our little world, by the simple presence of the ancient art of Bee Keeping at our nations capital.

The city of Denver also has a Bee Keeper on staff, how cool is that for your job. I'm seeing bees in my next project somehow!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Easter Cards

Keenan created his first drawing this week. He was fascinated with the paper one of my landscape plans came wrapped in from the printer. First he threw it on the floor to walk on. Then we put it on his table and I handed him two of my colored pencils. He thought that was great fun. They even tasted good too.

Because I wanted to commemorate his first drawing, but the paper was not that great. When he went down for his nap, I turned it into Easter cards for the family. Mailing one to his daddy for our memory book.

Happy April!