The first few pictures are of some simple wristlets that I made a while back. They are hand embroidered with my friends initials and another friends first name. I think they were cute, quick gifts. Not to mention stash busting gifts!
On to more exciting things...
This is something adorable from the book Little Things to Sew. I honestly want (will) make everything in this book--perhaps minus the scarf...not a huge fan. The directions have been clear (just as any other Oliver + S pattern would be) and the projects are classic but not common kids projects.
My first quilt! In which I have actually cheated on...I did not painstakingly hand stitch all those little squares like a friend of mine had to do. I am only responsible for the border and the hand quilting of this quilt. Needless to say I am thrilled and hope to finish soon. More on that later.
don't hate me--I live 10 minutes from the Biltmore House and my lovely
mother-in-law (pictured above) and father-in-law gifted us season passes last spring.
the tulips were to DIE for.
These are pictures of Lydia lately--looking : coy, shocked, and disapointed. Notice, she is wearing her Little Things to Sew Bucket hat in them all. One side is a pale chambray fabric which I interfaced all of the pieces and the other side is just a white muslin. I used teal for contrast stitching. This hat turned out way too small even though I thought I measured correctly. I made the small size and I blame my seam allowances being too generous and also Lydia being TOTALLY fidgety while I measured :)