Monday, March 21, 2011

A pile of girly goodness


I'm just popping in to say - look at me! I'm actually sewing something! I didn't forget how to use my machine! And I'm having fun!

I stayed up late working on this new, out-of-the-blue project and my legs and feet are paying the price (I guess it's time to finally invest in support hose, but who wants to spend their spare $60 on something so dreadful and uncomfortable?) but it's worth it. My progress on my Single Girl quilt, and sewing in general, has been stalled significantly due to this issue, but it was high time I made something for my little girl on the way. After I saw this gorgeous quilt, I was inspired to pull out my yet unused Handmade Beginnings book and get to work on one for baby. 

So, we'll see how far I get before it's back to feet up with tea and knitting. I've also jumped on The Hunger Games bandwagon for my very first read on the Kindle to keep me company during lounging time.  I made this little pouch for the Kindle awhile back but I don't think I've shown it here. I used the tutorial from The Sometimes Crafter - my dimensions are wrong since I have difficultly following instructions, but it still works and keeps it cute.


I'll hopefully have my newest big knitting project to show you this week - yay! - and I'll be back for sure next Monday when we wrap up the big Single Girl Quilt-along. I guess that means I better get moving on mine!





9 comments:

  1. That quilt from Handmade Beginnings is awesome. I have been eyeing that as well. But I need to work on Single Girl :)

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  2. Your quilt is going to be beautiful! I'm sure it will be treasured.

    The kindle case looks perfectly fine for me. Great project for a short stint at the sewing machine.

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  3. I had to wear the support hose too. They are soo expensive. Love your kindle case and the quilt will be so cute.

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  4. That pile of scraps is so pretty! And you'll love the Hunger Games, they're so engrossing.

    I know they're probably not quite as hood, but have you tried the support socks designed for flying? I picked up a pair at the drugstore for about $10. They might be worth a try.

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  5. That is going to be a pretty quilt! Love those fabrics.

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  6. Oh, I am so in love this quilt pattern! I bought that book too and have yet to make anything from it....but then one would have to be sewing more than blythe dresses to accomplish any other goals, lol.

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  7. Can't wait to see your version of that quilt for baby.
    I had custom made stocking which were panty-house that went up to my ribs for my last baby. I had to allow an extra half hour every morning just to get into them!! Yes, it's worth it.

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  8. Fun! Can't wait to see what you come up with. I love your comment about having difficulty following directions. Glad I'm not alone in this challenge and you're right, it's still going to look great!

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