Thursday, November 25, 2010

Baby Shower Pics!

Thank you to everyone who came to the baby shower!

Feathered Friends

This is my new favorite knitted toy. I love these little owls! The pattern is from Susan B. Anderson and can be found in the current holiday issue of Knit Simple magazine. (The reversible squirrel/hedgehog is from the same story.)

I love that you can make this owl in any color combination you want. Heinz says that it looks like they're wearing little sweaters, ha.

Cozy Pillow

Before the baby shower last week, I made a slipcover for a little pillow to put in the 100-year-old little rocking chair. I used some of the flannel fabric that I had so that it would be extra cozy. This slipcover probably took me all of 20 minutes to whip up.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Napping Pillow

A napping pillow used to be my go-to baby gift. But I don't think I've made one since I learned how to knit baby hats. But I realized that I needed to make one for the nursery. The back is the same argyle as the crib skirt.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Nightgowns

I'm pretty sure my niece, Lili, doesn't read my blog, so I think it's okay to post a sneak-peek at her Christmas present. We're getting her an American Girl doll, and last weekend I remembered how my Grandma Haney made dresses for my Cabbage Patch Doll. You can buy outfits for the American Girl doll on their website (for $30) and ones to match their owner (for $60). I thought that it would be cuter, and cheaper, to make my own. So I got two Simplicity patterns and some Christmas flannel fabric (which I am in love with) and made these for Lili and her doll. The bottom hem of Lili's nightgown was plain, and I liked the gathered ruffle so much on the bottom of the doll dress, that I added one to Lili's to match.

Sewing doll clothes is my new addiction. Jo-Ann's and Hancock's had patterns on sale this week, so I bought almost all of the doll patterns they had. I hope I have time before the baby comes to make a few more outfits for Lili's new doll.

Alex's New Forest Friend(s)

I just finished knitting my first reversible toy. It was a lot of fun to make. This hedgehog turns inside out to make...

this squirrel.

I love the squirrel's bushy tail! The toy is nice and squishy and I think it will be a lot of fun for Alex.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fabric-Covered Lampshade

I ordered this owl lamp for the nursery from Target. It came with a black shade though, which was weird. So instead I got one from Jo-Ann's that is sticky and comes with a pattern so that it could be covered with fabric. I really like the pop of green on the lampshade against the blue wall. I debated between red and brown rick-rack and finally went with the brown.