Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Crafty things... :D

Since the cabin being finished keeps being delayed, and now we can't leave Tampa until June 30th at the earliest (ARGHH!!!), I've had to keep myself distracted and busy so as not to loose my mind with frustration and idle waiting... So... I've been crafty...

I finished the hat that I'm making for Jared Padalecki...



It's done with the same pattern I used for the hat I made for Jensen, but I changed colors, as you can see... The black is 100% fine natural black merino wool, and the green is Colonial wool that I got from coppermoose on ebay. I had to keep the green off areas that would touch skin because it's kinda itchy, though the color is lovely... so that informed how I arranged the colors. The black is also double-knit above where the brim folds over, so the hat should be pretty warm, in a good way. Overall, it weighs in at a hefty 6 ounces, due to the heavier merino that is double-knit.

I also made pillows...



They are done with cut-out pre-printed pillow shapes. All I had to do was take batting, quilt each side by machine and then put the sides together and stuff them. I used Nature-fil Bamboo fiber... and I wonder if the left over is spinable... *is plotting* It's about $12 - $14 for 12 ounces of the stuff, so if it is spinable, that is really good. :D

Finally, I made onesies for my niece, Sophie. (And by "made," I mean I ironed on t-shirt transfers.) Her birthday is coming up in August, and like the good aunt I am, I plan to spoil her with presents...

These first two don't have designs on the back.



But the rest do have backs...




YAY! :D

2 comments:

La Duchesse said...

Truly impressive! The hat is gorgeous; I'm slightly envious of the pillows--mom's sewing machine starts hissing the minute I approach because it. Just. Hates. Me.

Rachael said...

:D Thank you! I'm really pleased with how it turned out... I hope Jared likes it...

Awww... Yeah, sewing machines can be like that. Sometimes mine hisses at me too. Not like knitting needles at all... I'm pretty okay with simple things that only require straight running stitches though, like these pillows. Anything that requires precision or more complex stitching though, forget about it! LOL!