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?.
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.
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.