July 18, 2008

Getting Crafty...

Not that I have spare time on my hands but lately I've felt the need to test my "craft" skills...

I crocheted this baby blanket for a friend. It took me 1 week to complete start to finish and of course I completed the last round the morning of her baby shower...nothing like cutting it close! Whew! It was made using "Baby Bee" Sweet Delight baby yarn in the shade, "Little Princess" (bought at Hobby Lobby) I love how it turned out!! I hope she and her baby love it as much as I love the blankie my sister made for Kenzie!

I also made her some (girl) Cloth-Diaper Burp-Cloths...but gave them to her before I got the chance to take pictures. I have another (boy) set ready to be made and will post those pictures once I do!

Close-up Detail...
Next, I moved on to sewing...I made this wonderful Reversible Tote, and matching Zippy and Diaper/Wipes Pouch from a beautiful (girly) fabric from one of my favorite stores, Denver Fabrics. (This place has the potential to make me poor - unless of course I start to sell my bags...hmmmm, I'll have to work on my skill as these were my first!)

...It was the perfect carry-on bag for my trip to Minneapolis last week!!

I am now very excited to start my next set of Reversible Totes using this fabric (enough for 2 bags - one to keep & one to give as a gift??)

...and these fabrics (enough for one more reversible bag)...

If you feel inspired...Happy Crafting!!

4 comments:

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Girl, you ARE crafty. I love how your tote and zippy's turned out...great fabric choices too.

Mo said...

I'm impressed that you did that in one week. About 4 years ago, my mom taught me how to crochet. I recently completed one granny square. By my calculations, I should have a baby blanket but approximately 2048. Maybe 2047. (perhaps my grandchildern will enjoy it)

And those bags are way too cute!

Angie said...

(Molly is soooo funny!)

I already told you, but I'll tell you again: AWESOME JOB! You're so crafty - you always have been. I like to "think" I'm crafty, but you just plain "are."

Is that the same blanket pattern I made for Kenzie? It just looks so much... oh, I don't know... BETTER!

Natalie said...

Sooooooo cute! I love it!