Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa Hats

I've been dreaming about making these precious Santa hats for awhile now. So glad that I finally broke down and made them, and right in time for Christmas! I also made the pom pom loose and removable so that it can double as a cute winter hat when Santa is back at the North Pole and it's still chilly outside!

Lucy with her precious cap (and of course one for bitty baby!)

So glad I was also able to make one for beautiful baby Leanna. Her mama isn't used to these Christmas newborns, having 2 other spring babies. I was so excited to see her wearing it!

These were so easy and such a blast, that I am pondering making them next fall and selling them on etsy. One of the few things that can double for either boys or girls!

Frosty Blanket

Lucy has been so nuts about Frosty lately that I made her this blanket. I did take lots of pictures and am pondering doing a tutorial on fleece blankets with make it yourself bias tape. I know this is not rocket science, but was so thankful that someone showed me how to make my own bias tape. Esp since I prefer the really large kind (more room for error) and the bigger it gets, the more expensive it is! Lucy is so excited about this blanket! I'll have to post a picture of her with it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Scarfing Along

Thanks to my dear friend Dallas and Joy's Hope, I was able to make these amazing scarves. It was a blast and really with Joy's tutorial, anyone can do it! I hope they serve well as stocking stuffers for the ladies in my family as well as the MOPS gift exchange :)

Starting 9 fat quarters from the fabric store, I cut and arranged them, like so...

Sewed them together..

And made 8 beautiful scarves!! Here is the "skinny" version, for fashion, followed by the "cozy" version, for warmth. I prefer cozy but probably b/c I'm not much of a fashionista and it's been 20 degrees outside!

And, as Julie says, anything looks cuter on a beautiful baby! So here's my Little Lu modeling them for me.