A crib quilt for each day of the week

My baby hasn’t even been born yet and already he or she could use their own quilt rack. Thanks to wonderfully talented family and friends, my baby is definitely going to be spoiled in the handmade department. Here’s a little eye candy for your Thursday as I share the wonderful creations that have been made […]

Casting on

I’m in love with quick baby knits. Often the sewing projects I work on are so involved and time consuming, that whipping up a cute baby sweater for Angela seems like a welcome break. So earlier this month¬†I stopped by by local yarn shop, Knit & Knot, to find yarn for a new project, Little […]

Well … it’ll fit next year

When I started¬†Little Sister’s Dress a few months ago I planned to make it in the six months size, but I think Angela will be 18 months or maybe even two years old before she fills out the finished garment. And it will definitely be a tunic, not a dress. It’s the thought that counts […]

A knitting affair

I’ve been having an affair with knitting. It’s all started when I got a copy of “All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin,” by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. The book is a collection of essays about knitting, mothering, living in an old house with two closets and a big stash (knitters have stashes too) […]

Giving knitting another go

I am an admittedly bad knitter. I can purl, knit and follow a pattern, but getting the project to turn out the right size is always a challenge. A few months ago I bought yarn to knit a sweater to go with Angela’s Easter dress that I made, and now I’m under the gun to […]

Virtual Shop Hop: Home Ec. Workshop, Iowa City

Home Ec. Workshop is haven for all modern fiber artists. It is filled with fun prints, gorgeous yarn and a cafe that serves up drinks with names like “Black Sheep Latte,” “Sheepuccino” and “Americano Sheep.” Located in Iowa City near the University of Iowa, the shop has a modern flavor that you don’t often find […]

Last-minute gift: GAP-tastic cowl

This post is for all you quilters out there that are also closet knitters. I started and finished the GAP-tastic Cowl in one week. Yes, just one week, and I am by no means a fast knitter. This pattern is super simple. You just alternate knit and purl stitches, so even a beginner can handle […]

It’s a Christmas miracle

It’s Christmas Eve and I don’t have any last minute sewing to do … It’s a Christmas miracle. Normally about this time I’m freaking out about how exactly I’m going to finish everything and get it wrapped in time. Honestly, it doesn’t really even feel like Christmas if I’m not still up at 5 a.m. […]

Handmade Christmas present reveal

It’s that time of year when my relatives smiling faces will grace the blog holding up the handmade gifts they got for Christmas. I hope you enjoy it, I’m sure they don’t. American Girl doll wardrobe For years whenever I make a garment for myself I also made a tiny version for my niece, in […]