Wednesday, January 28, 2009

(Little) Men's Hoodie

I attempted to remake the hood of Nathan's hoodie. You may remember that the previous hood was too small and made him look bit turtle-ish.

The original hood. Obviously, way too small.

The remade hood. It might be a little too big this time, but Nathan doesn't seem to mind.

Modeling his new hoodie. Goofy grin and all.

Showing off the lining and fancy stitiching on the hood.

This means I've actually complete, and am fairly happy with, the first project for Finny & Donk's Sew-along 2009.

You can check out the other participant's projects in this Flickr group.

Monday, January 26, 2009

A few completed projects

After my mixer issues, I managed to muscle the Martha's Sugar Cookie dough into shape. These cookies were happily consumed by Nathan and his classmates on their 100th day of school

Finally, some sewing. I finished a hot water bottle cover for myself and rice therapy pillows that were gifted to my Mom and Grandpa. The hot water bottle cover was made from a felted, thrifted wool sweater. And I was able to make the rice pillows and covers all from my fabric stash.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mixer Mishap

Tomorrow is the 100th Day of School celebration at Nathan's elementary school. I thought I'd be the Cool Mom and make cookies for his class.

Sugar cookies in the shape of the number 100, of course.

I pulled out this lovely cookbook that my dear hubby gave me for Christmas and jumped into making cookies.

It was all going well until........

the batter got a little touch for my little mixer to handle. (Yes, that's one of the beaters sitting in the bowl.)

I'm pretty sure that Martha doesn't use a mixer like mine.

So tell me, does my Sugar Cookie mishap justify getting one of these?

I did manage to gather the dough together by hand and it's chilling in the fridge. I'll let you know how they turn out.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A nice apron and an oops

I've been waiting for some sunshine to photograph some of my latest sewing endeavors. Unfortunately, Mr. Sunshine hasn't visited these parts in quite a while.

So, I finally gave up and had to settle for indoor photos. Sorry they're not better.

Before Christmas, my Mother-in-Law asked me to make an apron for her. Nothing fancy, just something that'll do the job and not have to be ironed. I made this reversible apron from two fabrics in my stash. I altered the original pattern slightly to incorporate a set of D-hooks on the neck strap.

And my first attempt at drafting a pattern and making a hoodie for Nathan. I've joined Finny & Donk's Sew Along 2009. The first sewing project is the How To: Men's Hoodie from Craft.

Obviously, I didn't do so well drafting the hood.

My husband is certain that I can't complete a sewing project without ripping out at least one seam! I don't have enough fleece to "fix" this hood, so I will have to go to JoAnn's tomorrow and hope they have more.

Wish me luck on the next hood! :)