Saturday, August 20, 2011

A hat for Gwyneth

Gwyn's Hat, view 1

OK, I know it's another Bucket Hat, but she needed one too.

Gwyn's Hat, view 2

I love this cute hedgehog fabric!  And the reverse a simple solid red.

Gwyn's Hat, view 3

I'll be taking a break from the digital world for a bit to spend some quality time with the family before school starts.  Back on Labor Day with some GIVEAWAYS!! Thanks for reading and all your great comments.  They mean a lot to me.   See you soon!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to School

I love this time of year.  The weather will start to get cooler soon and the leaves will start to change color - it's back to school time.  I already have most of the kids' stuff together - Connor will be in first grade (oh my!) and Gwyneth is starting pre-school.  I'll have a whole two hours every day to myself!  What will I do with myself??? . . . I'm sure I'll find something to occupy my time.

I'm going back to school . . . . sort of.  I won't be a student.  I'll be teaching . . . sewing classes!  First on the list is Connor's Messenger Bag!

messenger bag

Sewtropolis, in south Minneapolis, is hosting this lovely class. It is a fabulous fabric store and sewing studio where owner, Nikol, is always ready to help you coordinate fabrics or just give you inspiration for your next project.  There's a great working studio with all you need to sew your next project.  If you stop in, you might just get to see Skilos her beautiful dog too!

The class will be Thursday, September 22nd from 6 - 9:30 pm.  More class details can be found here along with a full list of classes offered at the studio.  You can register on-line or call Nikol at the store.  Can't wait to see you there!  Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Another bucket hat

connor's hat, view 1

As soon as I finished Baby G's Bucket Hat, I started a hat for Connor.  I choose two green prints (his favorite color) and made it the largest size.  It fits nicely.

This robot/rocket print we've had for about a year now.  I took Connor with me to Crafty Planet once, and he really loved this fabric so I bought a 1/2 yard and it's been sitting in my fabric stash since then waiting for the perfect project.

connor's hat, view 2

He absolutely loved the idea that it was two hats in one.  I showed him the hat and he said, "Wow!  Is that for me?"  I showed him how to turn it inside out.  "That's so cool!  Mom, you made a neat hat!".  Thanks Connor.  Glad you like it.

connor's hat, view 3

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Reversible Bucket Hat

A few weeks ago I picked up a copy of Liesl Gibson's Little Things to Sew.  It's a great book with beautifully designed projects and amazing photos.  I could easily see myself making every project in this book!

First on my list was the reversible bucket hat.  I had a cute little boy in mind when I made this one.  It was easy to sew and beautifully designed (as all of Liesl's patterns are).

reversible bucket hat, view 3

For this hat, I actually used the same fabric that's on Baby G's bedding - made from the scraps.  (Always a great feeling to use up those bits we save and save and save!) 

reversible bucket hat, view 4

This little hat was my way of thanking Baby G's daddy who helped my husband fix the air conditioning on our car.  It went from totally not working to so nice and cold!  (and only cost us about $40 for all the parts including a new compressor and new coolant!!)

reversible bucket hat, view 2

Baby G seemed to love his new hat (and his Mama really did!)  I had no idea she was in need of a new sun hat for him (since he had just outgrown his old one) and she loved the fabric.  It's such a great feeling making something for a friend who loves what you did AND can really use it!

reversible bucket hat, view 1

I made the hat 12 - 24 month size (he's almost 12 months) and it fit perfectly!

Well, with a new sun hat, we all headed to the kiddie pool to have some fun!

reversible bucket hat, view 5

You might be seeing a few more of these hats in the future. . . .


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