Monday, April 30, 2007

Relief spelled I-G-O-T-I-T-A-L-L-D-O-N-E-I-N-T-I-M-E.

This banner came together the night before the baby shower. I used wool felt, a cotton velvet ribbon, and Heather Bailey scraps from the quilt my mum made for the baby. The mother-of-pearl buttons are antiques my gram (who will be 90 this year) inherited from her mother and grandmother.

Mum's quilt:

My cousin looks like he's examining the finer points of the stitching, doesn't he? I've seen him look at x-rays of my teeth this way. Actually, he's reading the cool label my mother sewed into the corner of the quilt. She does this for all of her pieces.

Here is my bigger FO, the little cardigan I designed for Adeline. Those of you who wander the blogosphere will understand that I owe a big debt to Nona for inspiring this one:

I think they liked it.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Ugly, but useful

The humble swatch.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

What do you suppose...

...this will become?

A few hints:

Monday, April 2, 2007

Face off

The offspring and I were charmed by the idea of making some of these for a baby shower:

Here's my prototype:

I think I might prefer it just as it stands (sits) now, without a face, but the offspring are rather creeped out by that idea. What do you think?