Friday, November 20, 2015

Finish it up Friday

So apparently alls I've been doing lately is making project bags.  Which isn't a bad way to spend a day, if you're asking me.

These first two are from some leftover Riley Blake Merry Little Christmas that I got last year and made a teeny tiny quilt out of.  Lol, it's so fun to look at it, now that I've figured out a thing or two about quilting.

Anyway, I do love that fabric, so I ordered some more on etsy to make a table runner since Nicholas  RUINED my gorgeous Pottery Barn table runner.  Ugh.

I used this tutorial and adjusted sizes for the drawstring bag and this tutorial (also adjusting sizes) for the zip (and I didn't do the 'wide open' part, obvs, bc I can't get the zipper to look good on those) and I used this pellon 931 for interfacing to make them each stand up on their own.

This one for some reason I can't get to stand up.  It's super floppy.  But it fits all thirteen balls for my new sweater, so I still love her. The fabric is...umm...from last summer, I think? And I bought it in person at Liberty (it's not Liberty fabric, obvs) so I can't look up what it was. I do know it was Rowan.
And this one, I made for my mom, out of a tea towel.  It is what it is. 

Knitwise, I finally finished my Barnwood Scarf and I love everything about it...except the way it feels.  It's' really itchy.  But it's so gorgeous and I just love the lacy parts.  Sigh. I used Rowan tweed if you're interested.  Maybe it's just me that thinks it's too itchy?

I also finished just one of my Blueberry Waffle socks with this TO DIE FOR yarn from knitpicks (my colorway is sadly gone), and I finally finished Warren's socks, made from this Regia with the heels and toes done in this one.

And lastly, I've finally tried my hand at garment sewing, to mixed results. It's just SO EXPENSIVE and so time consuming and I'm not very good at it, so I'm embarrassed to wear them out of the house, and I can't help but think I could order something from Old Navy for eleven dollars and call it a day...

First up was a Coco dress in this olive ponte. I made it a v neck bc I like v necks and it is SUPER comfy...but yeah.  Not very flattering and the seams are all jacked up and nasty.

I had better luck with this Agnes top, mostly (I think) bc I signed up for the class and watched the videos as I was doing it. I used this cheapo jersey I found on amazon but I actually LOVE it, I love the way it feels and it sewed up FANTASTICALLY.  Definitely gonna order a few more yards of that stuff.  Excuse me, meters.

And in the interest of full disclosure, I made the Tova tunic...but I am so fat and such a bad sewist  that I can't get it over my  head.  Well, I can get it over my head, but I can't get my arms into it, and I can't get it to shimmy down past my waist.  So there's that.

And that's what I've been up to in the crafty department!! What have ya'll been making lately?

Linking up with Sew Can She for Show Off Saturday.


  1. I am so impressed! My friend taught me to knit about a month ago. And by knit j mean one stitch, but I'm still pretty stoked about it.

    1. It took me a few months to figure something out, and I'll tell you the secret but I bet you won't 'get' it for a while either- I think it's just one of those things. Anyway...there's only two stitches. In ALL of knitting, intricate shawls to simple washcloths. You either knit a stitch, or purl a stitch. That's it. Increases and decreases and yarn overs and all that fancy stuff- it's just variations on either a knit or a purl. Blew my mind!!! Also, I just tried to spell that 'blue my mind' so maybe don't take advice from me very often.