I would call my sewing skills rudimentary at best. Most of the square or rectangle items in our house have been made by me. Think pillowcases, curtain valances, curtain panels. A year ago, I really branched out of my comfort zone and made a huge quilt for Beckett – all squares. I rely a bit too heavily on the hash-marks to the right of the needle for straight, roughly even lines. And, based on my resume, I am obviously geometrically challenged.
But, I’ve been crafting, hobbying and nesting away these past few weeks with the baby’s due date looming large. With a puffed up chest and a Cheshire grin – I have to say (and share here) that I’ve hit the ball outta the park when it comes to the projects I’ve tackled. I am proud to stamp “made by Kate” on them. There’s still a lot to do and I have resigned myself to making some pending projects into Christmas gifts because December 25th is so much farther away than October 10th.
Here’s what I’ve been cranking out:
A snuggly, soft swaddling blanket for the baby. I took an artistic approach to the tacking and sewed around the circles to give the blanket some stability and form. Note: circles – not squares.
A perfect fall hat for a baby in apple country. I’ve been in a knitting funk and completely lacking any sort of inspiration, so I splurged and bought a small kit for this hat hoping it’d give me the kick start I needed. It did to a certain extent and was worth the $9 to get this final product.
A clothespin bag that actually holds clothespins. I used to have an old clothespin bag that was so shallow at the bottom that it only held a single clothesline worth of pins. So, I made a new one. I found this adorable fabric on one of our vacations this summer and added trimming with a rick-rack stitch. I went way out on a limb and put a lining inside and after some finagling got the children’s hanger into the top. I love it!
Got any projects you’ve been working on? Tell me about ‘em!