Interlock MADNESS!

Sticking to my plan, I’ve burned through some wool interlock that I’ve had my stash for some time.

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So, all of the natural colored pants are made of 100% wool interlock and the one gray pair is made of a recycled lamb’s wool/angora blend sweater.  They were all made the same day and it didn’t feel right to leave the cousin out of the photo.  ; )

Which is your favorite?  What would you like to see more of?

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Hi, everyone!

Hope you’re all well and moving right along as you dream up efforts to make others feel happy and special and loved…it’s the best gift of them all, isn’t it?  : )

Well, I promised that I’d pop on today to post about a couple of things I’ve been working on.  Promise kept!

First, I’ll talk about my first toy for Craft Hope’s Project 19.  My choice was made by memories of my children and the strange little things that they called their favorites when they were young. I can’t imagine they’re the only oddballs (their mama being cemented firmly on that list!) on the planet who like things like this, so I made a lovey in thier honor for another little sweetie.

I found my pattern in Sewing Bits and Pieces by Sandi Henderson.  I made the Woodland Bunny…

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*** RASPBERRIES!!!!  Why are my photos crooked???  LOL ***

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…and I think he is super sweet.  My Clare likes him alot!  : )  This pattern is a great stash-buster pattern.  In fact, alot of my work lately has consisted of applique…because my scrap stash is obcene.  *blush*

Next, I was asked to make some slippers for a friend and THEY ARE SO AWESOME AND WARM AND COZY!!

Smashed flat:

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Sitting up pretty-like:

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I made a model before starting Shannon’s slippers to make sure that I understood the pattern well – the lone slipper was confiscated by my 9yo son who demanded a match, so one pair of feet in this house sports a pair of slippers!  I have 2 more pairs to make and stuff in stockings.  No sweat!

What else…  Oh, yes!!  Napkins!  : D

2 months ago, I had enough cloth napkins to fill my drawer, and now I don’t have enough to get through a meal.  I have no idea what happened, truly.  I’ve checked the tree fort, the doll bed, the bike trailers, the workshop, the linen closet, the silver-dryer-vent-thing, closets, buckets…you get the idea.  My napkins are no more, so I’ve made another dozen or so!  And because I first thought of the sparkle in my children’s eyes upon seeing something new in the house instead of the sounds of their screeching voices as they fight because they all want the same one, I made them with different designs.  *insert eye-twitch here*

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There is a hiccup on the snowflake applique, but it’ll mend.  : )

What are you working on these days?  I’d love to hear!  : )

Another stocking complete!

Finished up another stocking earlier today!  This one is for my daughter, Clare.  I had chosen the fabric, but Clare determined the placement, the stitching, and the thread colors.  I think she did a nice job, don’t you?

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I apologize for the flipped photos – I can’t seem to figure out how to get them topside up!!

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Here is a picture of both stockings done.  The first one I decided to offer to our dog, Bess.  Her stocking is tall and skinny because Santa brings her bully sticks.  ; )

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Both stockings were cut from a paper bag template (HA!), machine quilted and embroidered.

How is your Christmas crafting going?  Whatcha workin’ on?

Pants for Hannah!

My neice, Hannah, recently went through a growth spurt and has blown out of alot of her pants!  She has an itty bitty waist but long legs (like her mama), so I’ve made some pants for her over the last couple of days to accomodate her longer inseam…and to soften the impact to her mama’s wallet.  (Love you, Lea Ann!)

I repurposed a pair of my teenage son’s dress pants which were very good quality and barely used, as he shot through that size like nobody’s business.  To make the pants especially hers, I used my machine to embroidery an owl on the front of the left pantleg.

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These should do the trick…for a while.  ; )

Have a great day!