Thursday, October 27, 2011

tricky treats

orangey treats
my former housemate, christine choi, used to do this to our clementines. i think this year the kids might get mandarins.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

little zippered pouches

treasure bags
this fabric waited a long time to become zippered bags! i got this wonderful embroidery pattern of st. francis from a garage sale, and i've been using the wool thread for various projects. i was inspired to use the linen with the pattern on it for the outside of the bag, and there is a sweet woodsy mushroomed fabric inside. i love using fabric i've kept for so long! it is such a great feeling. do you tend to keep special materials squirreled away for extra special projects as-yet-to-be-seen?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

a pixie for azie

pink pixie hat
i used the lyalya pattern for this pixie hat. it is almost the same exact pattern as the stella pixie hat. the only difference is the neck bit.
azie pixie hat
i used some of heather's beautiful yarn for this. such a joy! the question remains: will she keep it on? what have you been knitting this fall?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

waldorf doll - reconsidered

remember this doll?
i made this doll for colden while i was pregnant with him. i rolled the wool of the head with painstaking precision, and each bit of the doll was sewn by hand. i made the hair long thinking it could be a girl or a boy....
calvino
but i finally cut his hair afterall. the pristine doll i made before i had children? not the doll that actually lives with children. and for azalia?
pajama baby
a little recycled pajama pants doll. (and i used the machine).