Monday, November 26, 2007

crazy busy!

Whoa mama! This girl has been busy!

There needs to be a few more hours in the day. It was nice to have a break for Thanksgiving, though. This Thanksgiving featured food, family, and... a hat-knitting marathon! (kid-sized, of course)

...Then spent the rest of the weekend sewing, sewing, sewing to get ready for three upcoming shows! yikes!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

my latest masterpiece

It's finally finished! This is my latest sweater, the zephyr girls pattern. A huge thank you to the Shikany family, whose gift certificate funded this project! :)

(Mom, Miss Druffel doesn't like knitting. She LOVES knitting!)

Friday, November 9, 2007

i took the handmade pledge

I did! And you should, too. There are so many wonderful handmade gems out there! I'm seriously considering never buying buying mass-produced again. Take a look at this cute journal I got from earmark invitations on Etsy:

Bridgette, from earmark, was impossibly nice. You should check out her super cute store! In fact, check out my favorites on Etsy. You know, if you like handmade goodness and you like having a good time. I hate to say it, but I'm getting excited to start Christmas shopping!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

oliver, sweet oliver

APPARENTLY, I made a pretty bad faux pas in a previous post. You see, I referenced another child as "one of the cutest babies of all time" ...and my sister saw it. Should've seen that one coming. So to make up for it, this post is dedicated to THE absolute cutest child of all time, my nephew Oliver!
I'm pretty sure Oliver is destined to become America's Next Top Hat Model. I just knit him this one with handsome ear flaps. Everyone was saying it looked like a football definitely needs a pom-pom. Unless you like the football helmet look. (by the way, it was virtually impossible to get a cute picture of the child wearing this hat where his eyes were open and it wasn't all blurry. not his fault, of COURSE--I blame the photographer.)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Amy Karol

For those of you who don't know Amy Karol, you should really spend some quality time getting to know her on her blog, Angry Chicken. I pretty much want to be her best friend. Please, oh please, can I just quit my job and spend all of my time trying to be just like her?
Pictured is her book, " Bend the Rules Sewing." You can see that I have marked the pages of all the projects I want to complete... yay! I already have the fabric cut out for about 5. I can't wait to join her sewing group on flickr. Check it out to see the cute projects from the book.
So few hours in the day...

Saturday, November 3, 2007

happy birthday to me!


Remember how I said I love all things Amy Butler? Well, today was my birthday, and my wonderful teaching partner, Peggy, who knows me so well, got me this as a gift:

Yay! Hmm, how did she know? She was all worried that I wouldn't like it. Not so! In fact, I have used the fabric on the left in a project before. Now, to find the time to make it...

Didn't do much for my birthday, because I have been sick. :( We did go to Red Mill Burgers, Seattle's best hamburger. yessss.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

amy butler (favorite thing #4)

Ok, Amy Butler is my hero. Beautiful fabric designs + cute patterns = awesomeness.

<---One of my favorite A.B. patterns.

I pretty much want to own every one of her fabrics and every one of her patterns. Is that too much to ask?