1.25.2009

More booties!

This weekend I made 2 sets of booties. I meant to make 1 pair but got carried away. I have a home for the ice cream cone booties but need a home for the argyle booties. These are great to make since you can cut the fabric, add the design then put them together in a jiffy!

I have practical argyle...

And funky ice cream cones...

Other Projects on the Go

  • More wine bags... Of course! I have 2 that are nearly finished with 2 more started.
  • Then I have a ton of pillow fillers and some fabric I bought from the remnant bin at Fabricland for super cheap.
  • I bought a 100% virgin wool sweater from the Sally Ann for $5 that I felted. I'm going to make 3 wallets. I have the pieces cut out with some fabric for the lining ($1.75 for half of metre from Fabricland - great deal!) plus zippers... Now I just need the time to put it all together!

Here's a before shot of the wool sweater I felted with the after shot along with the lining for the purse... I think I'll somehow embellish the design on the wool - maybe enhance the leaves by using embroidery floss. Who knows!

1.10.2009

Purple People Eater Booties

I made another pair of booties - the first two pairs were for 0-3 months. This time I did a pair for 3-6 months. I also added a rubber sole just in case. I used Heather Bailey's Bitty Booties pattern but made some modifications - I wanted something a bit more funsie. They are definitely purple people eater booties. Hopefully my friend Anita will like them!

1.03.2009

2009: My Ultra Crafty Year

Sketchbook Covers are Done

I have my 3 sketchbook covers done. I gave my friend Thelma her sketchbook this week. Next week I'll drop off my friend Katherine's sketchbook... And number three is for me - for those times on the ferry when you get an idea for a new project you can sketch it out. I'm already itching to start on my next couple of projects.

Quick and Kewl Baby Booties

I recently found out that my super fabulous hairdresser is pregnant. Since we're desperate for haircuts, I made an appointment for next week and made some baby booties for her this weekend. Hopefully they are gender neutral since she doesn't know if she has a boy or girl on the way. It was a good "stuck in the house" project - we've been snowed in intermittently the past few weeks.

I used Heather Bailey's free pattern for Bitty Booties. It's a simple pattern and easy to make.





Upcoming Projects

  • New Pillow Covers - I want to felt some wool clothes I picked up at the Salvation Army and make pillow covers
  • More Wine Bags - I'll be prepping these tomorrow for my trips into town this week
  • A Date in a Bag - A variation of the wine bag I made for Xmas gifties, which will have extra compartments