Monday, October 24, 2011

Week 8

I didn't finish my bed Quilt because I need batting for it...but I did sew a little as well a knit this week. Here is what I did:

  • Sewed a dress from a skirt, also for my littlest one:

It's a bit too big now.

Here you can see the front of the chest better.
  • Sewed tights from a t-shirt, for little miss tiny as well, but I can not find them! I've searched everywhere! I guess I will find them stuffed inside some toy later :/
  • Knitted mittens for my teenage daughter:

They are just plain black mittens since she does not like colors or patterns now.

The dress is made from a skirt that used to belong to my teenager but it had a nasty stain on the front so I cut that panel away, as well as the waistband which had two rows of buttons, then sewed the skirt back together and made the top of the dress out of the white lining of the skirt. I think it looks pretty cute and old-fashioned.
I just wish I had taken a picture of the skirt before cutting it up!

The tights are from a grey and white striped t-shirt that my biggest one also used to own. The side seams are a bit wonky since I am not used to sewing with knits and was testing to find out what settings worked best. I think the plain zig-zag stitch came out the best.

What settings do you use when sewing knits on regular sewing machines?

Oh, and I really really want this book that Dana at MADE wrote! Please someone, give it to me for Christmas ;)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Week 7

R2D2 sweater finished!

Tryggvi is really happy with it so I hope it will be easier to get him to wear wool this winter than last year.

My next knit item will be something made with some of the yarn I received in the knitting swap in September:

I was so happy when I got this in the much pretty yarn!

But first I'm thinking about sewing something. Today I brought out my sewing machine to sew in the zipper on the woolen sweater and also fixed two pairs of jeans, and now I really want to sew some more...maybe I'll finally finish my bed quilt!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Week 6

I'm still working on an R2D2 woollen sweater for Tryggvi, so no photo to share today.

Except maybe this cutie:
This lovely little fur-ball will be a part of our family after two weeks.
I can't wait to give him a squeeze....or million squeezes...
My 13 year old daughter got to pick out a Pokemon!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Week 5

I really, truly do not know what ever happened to week five.