These little bags make a great gift idea that only takes about an hour or two to complete. Of course, when making 28, it takes a bit longer.
The small “what-not” bags I sewed together for our church’s fundraiser are finished. Some are made with vintage fabrics from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s and some are from this century.Each one is different in some way. Some have different zipper colors or different lining fabrics, or both.
Now to pack them up and get them to the church for the Christmas Tea this Saturday.
The yarn is a 50g, 90-yard ball of a cotton/acrylic/nylon blend in DK weight. I used almost all eight balls. I have 28 grams left and I wish I would have made a top-down top so I could use every last inch. Alas, that was not the case.
Saturday morning found me weaving in the ends.
And now I can call it FINISHED!
I’m a bit hunched over so you can see the eyelet details but I think I look like a linebacker.
Mr. Aitch’s niece is expecting in July and I thought I’d make something as that’s what I do. Her theme is woodlands, bears specifically.
The baby shower is later this month and knitting a blanket wasn’t going to happen so sewing something was quicker.
I bought this cute bear fabric (by Emma & Mila at Wal-Mart) and coordinating blues and grey for the top as well as some white tone-on-tone star fabric and star embossed grey minky.
The solid grey and pale teal blocks help transition between the two colors.
Machine sewn and quilted with an X secured the top and backing with a thin layer of batting between.
The finished quilt is 45 inches square. The back looks metallic but that’s just how the light reflected off the furry surface. I have more fabric left so I’m thinking of sewing a few accessories such as burp cloths and at least one box bag. Any other suggestions?
Yay! One more pair of socks for the gift pile…or myself.
This is the Handmade Sock Society Season 2 first sock: Shell Cottage. If you’ve ever knit anything from Helen Stewart, you know how well written her patterns are. She lists each row and the stitch count so it’s easy to put down the project and pick it up again. I still kept track of my rows on the sock foot so I could make they were both the same length. I learned the hard way to count my rows rather than just measure the length as it is easy to stretch an item to make it fit (and hurry the knitting along).
The second sock in the series will be released next month.