Project Bags, Knitting and New Yarn In The Mail!

I have totally finished my Kaw Valley Wrap! I love the way it turned out and best part is I have one whole skein and part of another one left over… enough for a small project! This wrap gave me so much joy, each time I sat down to knit it was always a happy time….

I am looking at some shawl patterns, triangle shawls to be exact… I love Voolenvine’s designs and I think it might be one of Kristen’s patterns I go with next… I have some mauve and dark stoker fingering weight yarn from her shop and a skein of Belladonna from another shop, it is dark dark purple/bluish and I’m thinking these colorways will go together well…

Little Savannah loved her dress I made her and she wore it to her cardiologist appointment!

I have cast on and finished one pair of socks since I finished my wrap and have another pair cast on and the first sock nearly done… I also knit three super cute teddy bear sweaters from patterns by a little company called Little Cotton Rabbits… Cute Cute Cute!

I finished four project bags and gave one to granddaughter Paige and sold one… the others are in my etsy shop and I have two more to finish and get those listed…They are made with Alexander Henry fabric and faux leather and they look fabulous!

It has been a very hot summer here and I have stayed inside to keep cool so my sewing and knitting is a blessing… I am also learning to make paper and fabric beads! I’m excited to bring those to the blog here and let you see them!

I recently uploaded a tutorial on adding contrast to the front of a bag and I will share that here and several photos just for fun and I wish you a very happy week and blessed stitching!

Pattern is the Picnic Blanket Sock
Teddy Bear Sweater
Teddy Bear Sweater
Savannah in her little dress I made for her…
Available in my Esty shop…. blue peacock faux leather and gorgeous feather print… gold hardware…with rose zipper pull.
Available in my Esty shop… Peacock blue faux leather and print fabric with rose gold hardware…
Sea green faux leather base and handle, Alexander Henry fabric, Knitting project bag.. lots of pockets and a drawstring feature…
Eggplant purple faux leather base and handle, Alexander Henry fabric… lots of pockets, knitting project bag with drawstring top…
My finished Kaw Valley wrap… lace edging done and blocked…. it is tucked away now and is a possible fair entry….
These socks are finished now and ready to wear in the fall at thanksgiving time!

Sewing, Mail and Knitting! Oh MY!

This week has been a lovely week… Quiet and peaceful… I have been knitting and sewing and enjoying the days so much….

I made a little dress for my little friend Savannah Draper who is going on 4 years old and is my neighbor…. the pattern was super easy and I found it on Etsy for only a few dollars… it has many sizes and is very well designed… the Etsy shop is The Freckled Pear, the dress pattern is the Mayla Dress…My Bernina 770QE sailed through this project!

I had some seersucker fabric in my stash and it has now found it’s life in a cute dress for a little girl…

I ordered some gorgeous faux leather from Emmaline Bags and a one yard piece of fabric that I think will be a pouch or bag… the fabric is a bright and vibrant peacock feather print and the Mora faux leathers I ordered are yummy grades of teal and blue and plumb…. I know I’ll have fun with this one!!!

I have really made progress on my Kaw Valley Wrap this week and have one whole panel finished and am on the second section of the second panel… I plan to block both panels when they are done and joined and then I’ll start on the lace edging… this is such a rewarding project…
At first I thought it would take me most of the summer but I think I will have it done before mid summer easily…. love this gorgeous yarn and pattern!

I hope you are all having a good week and a Happy Mother’s Day!

Let’s Make A Cute Project Bag

Project bags have become all the rage in the past year or so and are very helpful in organizing small or large projects such as cross stitch and quilting, any kind of hand work or just a place to put sewing supplies if you are traveling to class or a retreat…
No matter what you use them for, project bags are a lot of fun to make and are so useful when finished… enjoy!