Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sleepy Girl

Miss Mollie spends most of her time dozing in her bed or on the couch between us.  And recently, she's taken a real liking to my bathrobe as her preferred bedding.  We'll come out of the kitchen to find her curled up on it on the couch.  It's adorable... but it was starting to pose a problem for me since I like to wear my bathrobe.   

To solve this problem and update her bedding in general (we had been using some old towels), I picked up some very plush, pink fabric at Joann's over the weekend.  It feels exactly like my robe and I picked up enough to make two separate blankets for her. They're stacked up here on her bed.

The blanket on the top was a piece of remnant flannel I found on my way out of the store.  It was about $1 and almost a yard in length.  I thought it would be cute with a pink border added to it.  After sewing the edges, I added a simple blanket-stich to the edge

I think they turned out cute.  And I think it's safe to say that Mollie likes them, too!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I love this!

I've been admiring these scarfettes for quite some time. I originally saw them here at Aesthetic Nest. Sadly, my knitting skills are not up to the challenge. Boo!

I have, however, been working on crocheting one. My first one turned out so-so. As soon as I have something a little better, I'll share!

Photo credit: Aesthetic Nest

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ready for Fall

I worked on this over the summer, but I've been waiting to show it off until we got closer to fall. I made this little ensemble for one of my nieces back in my hometown in Minnesota. She will probably need it by Halloween. (Sidenote: I remember trick-or-treating in a foot of snow one year!)

The hat is a simple rib stitch (each row is worked in the back loop only) worked sideways and joined before adding the green stem. The jacket is cotton and something I picked up for this craft. I originally wanted to do an embellished onesie, but this jacket made more sense. I hope she'll enjoy it!

Happy Autumn!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Where have I been?

Well, getting this little one has been keeping me busy. Her name is Mollie, and she has completely captured our hearts.