Sunday, June 08, 2008

Vintage Fourties Style Baby Quilt

Done at last...hard to photograph this inside. I'll try a better photo some other time when it's not 90 degrees and humid! It didn't come out as perfect as I'd like...I'm fussy. I think the baby won't mind, though. He was born on June 2nd and is 7 pounds 7 ounces!

Pattern for embroideries are from Patternbee and the print fabric is Merry Bonbon reproduction fabric from Japan via Reprodepot. I may have mentioned before, but the embroideries are reprints of the same ones that were in my Grandma Wood's sewing box that I inherited when she died. I didn't want to use them (I wanted fresh copies) so I contacted Vicki at Patternbee and she had them available and sent them to me very quickly. I worked all winter on the embroidery!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Ballerina Kitty

This sock kitty was constructed with directions from this book and I made her a tutu to make her into a little ballerina for my niece Lauren, who will be turning 6 in a few weeks. Her tutu is made from 6" wide tulle, which I threaded onto a ribbon using a yarn needle and tied in the back. I embellished it with a ribbon rosette or two and a few leaf-shaped beads that I've had sticking around for a while. I need to think of a name for her before I send her on to her new home.