Lizard's birthday was this past week and it totally slipped my mind. I spent the weekend whipping up her gift so I could get it in the mail. She'd been hinting that she wanted a bubble stitch cowl. Well, not really even hinting. Out right saying SEND IT TO ME!!! Crazy girl. I decided to keep with the red theme and made her a fat mouthed zipper pouch and a little wallet I just came up (see below).
I was looking at this old beat of wallet of mine and thought, I bet I could make something similar. And I did. It's funny. Now when I see bags and wallets and things I look at the construction and say...hmmm...can I make that and would it be worth the time. This little wallet took me probably half an hour to put together. The top corners bug me a bit though. I want the zipper to be able to open all the way up. How do I fix that? There are no corners to clip.
I crocheted up a couple more cowls. I've got a nice pile going that will be ready to send off by the end of the week. Then I can relax a little bit on the crochet before I start working on a new item and a bunch of hats. I'm running out of yarn though. this is not good.
I feel like this is more of a fabric necklace than it is a cowl. I used The Commuter Cowl pattern from Shannon of luvinthemommyhood. I had someone already ask if they could have it. I like the fabric so much I told them they'd have to fork over lots of dollars for it. This was pretty easy to make and I got to practice my hand sewing skills. It doesn't fit the way I expected though. Also when you look on the right side of the picture in the fabric, I feel like ti's a little dogs face. Can you see it?
Sally. I just came up with that name. It kept bugging me to call it that Simpatico fabric I won. I finally got all the squares cut out and some extra. I totally wasn't paying attention and cut to many, but it's okay because charm squares make nice 2.5 in squares perfectly. I was just going to do a regular layout of squares randomly pulled from a bowl to mix up all the patterns, but I don't want to line up seams so I'm going to offset each row a little bit. It's going to be a small quilt. about 45" x 54" I think.
More cowls. And that's all I really have to say about that.
- sewing machine cover
- bow ties
- granny square quilt - she needs a name. I feel like a granny style name.
- second Quilts for Kids quilt
There are still 3ish days left on the Pay It Forward handmade swap/giveaway. Don't forget to check it out.