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Autumn Baby Gifts

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful day crafting and enjoying the autumn colours, thats if you have autumn and the changing of colours? Here in Canada we sure do and in north east Alberta we have had cold temperatures move in and some snow flurries already brrr. We also had a new member of the family born in early October. Grandson # 2. So of course a visit to the east coast was in order (Nova Scotia) We had a great time. I had one suitcase crammed with sewn and knitted gifts, might as well save on the shipping, right?.

I had started these projects back in August.


This knitted set is from a Patons booklet that I have had for a while. Knit with Bernat’s Softee Baby yarn in Lavender Lullaby. and the socks are from another Patons booklet all baby socks, I didn’t knit the usually rib top to the socks. I like that rolled look on baby socks 🙂

And of course another Chenille blanket 🙂 soft cozy colours


And baby gifts aren’t complete without bibs and burp cloths ! The patch work bibs are made of 3 layers of flannel and have snap fastens on them and the sea side print is cotton fabric with a layer of thin batting. I decided to go with the buttonhole and bright buttons. I think I prefer making the buttonholes since I find the tiny snaps too finicky to sew on by hand. I was working with the new BSR attachment for free motion quilting on the bibs. I think I’m getting the hang of it. I will have to write a post just about the BSR. Its a huge plus for me !!





The burp cloths were a pattern /idea I found on pinterest. There are so many variations, its easy to draw out your own pattern, these are about 20 to 21 ” long so it uses up the fold width of the fabric( front and back) and all you need is another layer of either flannel or terry cloth or batting, which ever you prefer.

wool booties

And I almost forgot these adorable little booties I made from felted wool fabric and flannel.. I sewed them by hand, I found it difficult to sew them by machine because they were so small. The pattern is from     http://www.heatherbailey.typepad.com the pattern is called Bittie Booties.

It was a wonderful 2 week visit in Nova Scotia and too soon time to come back out west. We had our Canadian Thanksgiving while we were there, Oct 13th. Its was great ! Turkey with all the fixings and pumpkin pie and …Family !

I’m gearing up for more knitting and sewing and I hope you have a wonderful day crafting at what makes you happy.




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Crazy Blanket

Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend . Its a sunny and much warmer day here in Alberta and I’m loving it 🙂  Well what do you get when you cross a crazy quilt and a wool blanket?.. for me it will be a Crazy Blanket ! It was late last year, that I pulled out some felted wool pieces from my overflowing stash and sorted through them. Some pieces were cut into circles and some large squares for future candle mats and some I cut into 8 1/2″ squares for a wool blanket. My plan…is to embroidery a quick stitch design or a saying, every day or so on one of the 30 squares that will make up the blanket. I laid the pieces out and decided where I wanted them to be in the finished blanket. There are a lot of dark pieces but my plan is to stitch something light and bright on them and something a little darker on the light squares so that everything evens out..see my plan ? 🙂

30 squares

30 squares

The pink looking squares are actually a light purple colour 🙂 There are greys and greens, browns and blacks and one dark plaid that I may or may not stitch on, time will tell.

purple square #1

purple square #1

This is the first of the purple squares. I used one the of lace heart designs that I had used in the Valentines projects, I really like this one. It has 5 blocks of colour that you can change up any way you like or stitch them all the same. I very pretty design.

Brown Square #2

Brown Square #2

This brown one, says Life is an Adventure. Sorry if the photo isn’t too clear.  I think I will write my own saying as well with the Hyperfont program and give it a more personal touch. I love it when ideas flow as I’m typing. 🙂 I will post next Saturday what I have stitched through the week on this.

Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful weekend and week. Happy stitching!



February 15, 2014 · 4:57 PM