Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I'm not dead!

I have just been a busy little bee.  I have been to one baby shower, had a birthday, am going to be going to another birthday party, and have one more baby shower to get ready for.  Two down, two to go?

Here are all the goodies for the first baby shower.  I made the dress for the doll, two pairs of baby booties, and one turtle.  I also included a little fleece outfit, some bath things, and two Cat in the Hat books.

This is the view from the table my mom and I were sitting at.  They have recently remodeled the place and it looks super great.  The walls are over 30" thick, it is a bit old.

She had onesie decorating.  This is the one I did.  There were fabric markers and stencils.  It was so much fun and an awesome idea.

 While we were in the area we decided to go to a few places they don't have in our area.  As we were driving we spotted this.  While I didn't work for this location, I worked for this company a while ago.  I got fired at one point and put on the Do Not Rehire list, I then got rehired and worked for them until they went out of business.  This was over 6 years ago (or close to it).  How crazy is it that the sign is still up and we happen to drive past it?

I have not had much of a chance to work on charity things.  I have either one or two more things to make for the up coming baby shower, then I can go back to my usual gig.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Baby girl things.

These are for Juliet.  Though the booties were so fast I think I will make quite a few more pairs.

I did alter the pattern some.  Since I am not a big fan of doing a lot of finishing I decided to pick up stitches instead of casting on. I still had to sew a few stitches in the front, but I can handle that.  They are the Chaussons mignons and the website has both French and English instructions.

This pattern I had to wing.  The first time I made it I had put about three too many increases into the body.  I took it out and started mostly over again.  The skirt has two different versions of the butterfly stitch and both are modified.
Most of the time when you work that stitch you leave the floats and then gather them all together in an upward fashion on the last row of the pattern.  I marked my center stitch and laddered down to it so the floats that were caught were more centered.

I'm off to make a few more booties!  I have another idea on how I want to modify the pattern.