Sunday, December 14, 2014

Silly Hats for Little Boys

Could not resist buying a book with fleece animal hats for little kids - and then try some of those patterns.  These hats were for Toben (age 4 - Dinosaur) and Leif (age 2 - Monkey):

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sewing Purses for Little Girls

When the holiday season starts, and the evenings are too dark to work outside,  I love sewing, knitting or weaving projects for presents.  Since I just got the ultimate new sewing machine for my birthday (a Pfaff Expression 3.2), sewing projects got priority and I started with making a little purse for my oldest granddaughter, who will turn 3 soon.

I found the pattern online, at a great website called "Make It & Love It" and used fabric remnants I had on hand.  This turned out to be so much fun, that I figured even the younger, infant granddaughters could use purses for later, as could 3 "grand-nieces" and daughters of friends.  What started out as one purse project, ended with eight little purses - all lined with shimmering satin fabric and little button closures.