Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday Crafty Wrap-Up: Gobble, Gobble Edition

Welcome to my Thanksgiving Week wrap-up! There are so many blessings to be thankful for this year, especially when I look back to last Thanksgiving. Now we are a family of four and have a beautiful baby girl who will be celebrating her very first Thanksgiving with us. :)

Here are some crafty highlights for you to gobble up (har!) before the craziness of Thanksgiving weekend descends on your house!

Yeah, I basically go nuts making my little Lucy Belle model everything that ends up at my store. Sometimes I just can't stand how cute some stuff is and decide to keep it for ourselves!

These pink fuzzy baby legs almost didn't get listed on Etsy, but eventually I caved and sold them to a lovely lady from Georgia. Southern babies get cold in winter, too!

I've been experimenting with picot edging as a frilly trim ever since I knit a series of cupcake hats a few weeks ago. These baby legs have three rows in light pink. What do you think? My husband calls them the sea anemone leggings! If you're not familiar with knitting picot, here's a great tutorial by Susan B. Anderson, author of the ever-popular Itty Bitty Hats.

What can I say, I love a good video tutorial, especially for knitting! Some things are just meant to be viewed "live" for you to fully understand how they work. Hopefully I can research more tutorials to share with you here.

Now...may I present to you, the crayon roll! This is my first attempt, so it will undoubtedly go to my son and then I'll probably make a collection of them for my store. I love how it turned out, even though it took me waaaay longer than I expected to figure out what I was doing!

he basic concept will translate well for the double-pointed and circular needle cases I'm planning to complete over the weekend. I have fabric for two already prepared and just can't wait to see the finished product.

Last, but not least...a car seat handle cushion I just finished as a custom order for my sister-in-law Julie. This was made in decor weight fabric, just gorgeous stuff. I'm thinking of using the remaining fabric to make a few cloth napkins for my own family's use, but I can think of tons of other projects I'd love to try with this.

Well, that's it for now. Must rush off to another necessary task. But soon I'll post photo instructions on how to attach my car seat carrier cushions to the handle...I'm finding that it's hard to just verbalize these instructions when photos make the whole thing so obvious!

Take care and a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and yours!!