Tuesday, December 31, 2013

On the needles

I've been trying to squeeze in some knitting this winter break. Knitting is great for those times when I'm with the boys and have a little free time, but can't get to my sewing machine or the cutting table.

This is Traveller's End, a cardigan pattern by Stolen Stitches. It's knitted top-down, my favorite method of construction. The collar and button band are knitted on at the end, so it's also seamless. The yarn is also lovely to work with (as with all Debbie Bliss yarn) and has a soft but substantial feel.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Printable Notecard

I'm always writing notes to the boys' teachers (yes, I'm one of those parents), and it seems that the only paper I can ever find around the house has been written on, cut up, or glued. That started me thinking, wouldn't it be nice to have notecards that were cute but not too fancy for everyday use?

So I created these little postcards to look like loose-leaf notebook paper that we used to have in school. It's printed on a sheet of 8.5" x 11" cardstock, and then cut into four. I then used a little corner punch to make the rounded corners.

Here's what the PDF looks like. You can download it here for your own personal use -- enjoy! Shoot me a comment if you end up downloading and using the postcards--it always tickles me to know if something I've made appeals to someone else!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Handmade Holidays!

For my 5-year-old niece, to whom we gifted last night on Christmas Eve.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas day. Happy Holidays!
The Louisa Dress - Pattern: Compagnie M; Fabric: Up Up & Away by Skinny laMinx for Cloud 9 Fabrics.