Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A little bit of what we did

On my trip out to see my daughter and son-in-law I took along a few projects. Some had already been started, some I never got to. I can't stand not being able to make something if I want to. I had such a wonderful time with Jess and Uber. We didn't take a lot of pictures, too busy just having fun. Even went to see Colby Caillet one night! Did we take a good camera with us? NOPE. It was fun and we have the memories.

I'd started this zig zag mini a long time ago but never got around to binding it. This was the last of the zig zag techniques that I wanted to try. I still like the half square triangles the best.

Because I don't have enough unfinished stuff around, I decided to try knitting. I am so inspired by my sister's stuff. Even it I can just make dish rags like hers I will be happy.

The "Uptown Coat" I made for Jessica.

This is a dress I made for her while I was there. It is the Socialite Dress from the pattern by Anna Maria Horner. I used linen that she picked out. It is a cute pattern and an easy to wear dress.

A hat for someone, Jess is just modeling it for me.
These two items are presents from my mom. She made them both. I think she did an awesome job. The painting was inspired by some paintings she and I saw in Venice. I think it's just yummy! There are tiny crystals on it that don't show up well in this photo.
We made tiny books. Jess was wanting a small item to put in her customers boxes when she sells something. They were fun to make. It looked like a sweat shop for awhile.

Though it rained for almost the entire time I was at her house, it was 80 when I left and came home to 27. If you expand this photo you can see some perfect snow flakes.
Another hat for someone, finished today.


insanely crafty said...

Love it! I can't believe you made the hat already it is so pretty! LOVE the snowflake picture gorgeous send me some snow!!! Love you bunches.

Cristin said...

Great zig-zag quilt! And I must say, that jacket lined w/ Mendocino is to die for!!!! Well done!

KD Designs said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This post is just full of amazing things! You're doing show and tell right? I've got to see that painting! Jess looks great in the Jacket and the gorgeous dress! I can't believe you made books for freebies! Wow! They are really cute! And what a GREAT pic of the snow! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

lizy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE everything... you are truly an amazing crafter, you do it all!! :)You are a very lucky lady, those presents from your mum are B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. I'm like Kelly, you need to bring the painting in I want to see it up close. Jess jacket is beyong adorable, I need to make me one :) OHhhh that pic. of the snowflake incredible ;-)

Dee said...

Sew glad you had this time with loved ones! Everything about this post is Christmassy perfect...a gift given out of love to us!

Jennifer said...

I want to craft with my mom:( he he he, I know how you get when I say things like that! I WILL do this stuff with my girls. Anyway, I love evrything of course. You're a sewing crafting genius and so is everyone in your family!**my word verification is "chili" weird since i just posted about Chili's..

Jennifer said...

She is so adorable as are the wonderful things you create...blessings sweet lady and Merry Christmas.