Miscellany and an addiciton

More finished unposted projects … I was caught up, and then a very rainy Canada Day weekend happened so I’m still several FO’s behind in the posting department. I need to hire a photographer for a day and get some non grainy, non Iphone photos taken!

 

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Easy summer sundress from a McCall’s pattern I had kicking around… It came together fairly quickly, but reminded me why more and more, I prefer to sew indie patterns. Measurement wise, I should have cut an XL, but I went with a M… and it fit, with room to spare. The Big 4 patterns are notorious for this and it’s very frustrating! As a result, I usually base my size choice on the finished measurements listed, not the measurements according to sizes (6,8,10, etc). Either way, It’s a cute dress to slip on when I’m running around doing errands. It requires a tank top worn underneath it, or I can sew in a modesty panel. I’m half debating hacking it into a tunic length, but we shall see.

 

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Getting on the fox bandwagon :) This was an outfit for a girlfriend’s little baby girl born in February. Shirt pattern is the Tiny Tumble Tee, and the leggings are the Go To Leggings… I die! So cute. Both these patterns are great and I’ve used them several times.

 

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A black Valentine’s Day tee courtesy of Deer & Doe’s (free!) Plantain tee. Great pattern! Great staple! I’ve made a few more in varying sleeve lengths… but you wouldn’t know, because I never blog them. Too busy out and about wearing my clothes I suppose!

 

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Mint gingham knickerboxers… just because. These were from the Knick Knack knickers pattern put out by Anna Maria Horner. Adorable!

 

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Self drafted PJ pants made for a co-workers little girl. There’s also a fox pair of these kicking around…

 

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Another tiny tumble tee & leggings …

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A custom order from a coworker for her expecting daughter – color choices/prints customized to fit the nursery. Double sided minky blanket, contoured burp cloths, minky/flannel wash cloths, a couple of binky leashes, a sweet softie elephant from Birch Fabric’s Henry and Helga free plushy pattern, and a tiny crochet cap of my own design, complete with a minuscule bow :)

 

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Over in the crochet world, I’ve been equally busy! A couple of weeks ago, I acquired 3 meters of unbleached jersey from the fabric store for $3.99 with absolutely not a HOT clue was to what I was going to make/where I was going to stash it… until I remembered I’d been wanting to try my hand at a Zpagetti rug, but didn’t want to shell out the $$$ for the overseas shipping charge. A few episodes of Mad Men later, all that jersey was cut into 1 1/2″ strips and wound into a ball (labor intensive! next time I may just splurge on the ready made t-shirt yarn). Pattern is from Ravelry, the Hoooked Zpagetti Rug by Susan Potter. Easy to follow, works up pretty quickly! This actually took me a lot longer than anticipated though, because I ripped it out four times prior to being satisfied with the way it was working up. Sometimes, it doesn’t pay to be a perfectionist…

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Crocodile stitch booties! I’ve had this pattern in my Rav queue for probably 2 years, but just didn’t get around to tackling it. Now that I have, I think it may be a new go to. These are as tiny (made for a preemie) as they are adorable. I think they’d look lovely in some variegated Knit Picks Hawthorne… yum :)

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And last but not least, the leaning tower of dishcloths that continues to grow, and grow. Nothing like getting a kick start on Christmas gifts. Yes, that’s what everyone is getting. Sorry to spoil the surprise, pals!

The most wonderful time of the year…

Hello friends! I know I’ve been quiet for a long while … Now that craft market season is officially in full swing my hands have been very busy whipping up plenty of Smash Knits gear just waiting to to be worn!

Come visit me this upcoming Sunday, November 17th, at the Crescentwood Community Centre. I’ll be sharing a table with Creative Authority, who has lots of lovely lil’ baby and mama items for you to fawn over.

The venue is located at 1170 Corydon Avenue and the event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Admission is free. Christmas is only 40 days away! Here’s a sneak peek at what will be in store…


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Newborn Props – Photo Mania!

About a month ago, I had an opportunity to do a swap with a super talented superMum turned photographer whom I went to high school with. So many years ago… She’s a few provinces away, so all of these lovelies were shipped off to her with TLC, and in return, the following absolutely gorgeous photos were created! Big thanks to Karlee of Love + Light Photography for the beautiful photographs. All items can now be found in my Etsy shop :) Hurray for new babies … how can you not oooooh and aaaaah?

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Sewing? What’s that?

I haven’t been doing much of it lately … unless we count the 30 second baby blanket I whipped up the other day. Nope, my time has been strictly all knitting, all the time. A lil’ crochet, too. I know I’ve mentioned it a few times, but the 1st annual Winnipeg Etsy Street Team Handmade & Vintage Sale is a mere 14 days away! Wahoo! So I’ve been gearing up for that, along with some photo-shooting on the side for my shop … here’s a glimpse :)

Certainly looking forward to the New Year when I can get back into sewing more seriously … and for that matter, my New Year’s resolution is to sew more selfishly! Yes, I am aware I attempted that for this year but … all I can do is keep trying :)