Saturday, August 9, 2008

ms. laurie's bag

i've been meaning to make a bag for greenleaf's kindergarten teacher for the past 6 months. i finally got around to doing it last night. i love this material and of course i enjoyed making the flower pin to go along with it. the material for the lining is also really pretty but i didn't want to post 3 pictures on this. just take my word for it.

Friday, August 8, 2008


we took greenleaf to a faerie festival last weekend. she had fun dressing up and playing with her cousins. here's the costume i made for her. it was fun taking it from a drawing into reality. i also made a costume for soren, which was completely adorable but i don't have a decent picture of it.

missing in action

i actually have been doing projects this summer but i haven't been taking pictures of them. so.....i haven't been as lazy as it seems i have. here's a recent bag that i made for my cousin-in-law's new baby girl. i received a cute bag for greenleaf a couple years ago and we use it for everthing. sleepovers, library, what have you. they come in handy.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


soren has a compact crib and it's been impossible to find sheets for it. i bought some queen size sheets from goodwill, washed them very well, and after one failed attempt managed to make a fitted sheet that fit his mattress. the formula was problematic but after tweaking it, i got it just right. now i should be able to whip up a couple more in just a matter of hours. one queen size sheet should give me 3 compact crib sheets. the formula for fitted sheets, in case you are wondering, is as follows:

L + (2xd) + (2xt) =L
W + (2xd) + (2xt) =W
t= tuck in + hem ( the tuck in is however much you want to go under the mattress. usually half the depth. hem should be at least a half inch.)

.once you do the math and have your sheet cut to size, you cut a square out of each corner ( i made my squares equal to my d +t. so in my case they were 5 inch squares.)
.with right sides together, pin and stitch the cut sides of your squares forming pockets.
. measure ( i used d +t here as well) 5 along each side of the corners and mark.
. stitch a .5 hem all around the hem leaving one inch openings at each of your marks.
. thread elastic through one gap, around the corner and out the other gap.
. pull the elastic taught so that it gathers the corners.
. stitch the gaps in the hem securing the end of the elastic into the stitches.
. trim off excess elastic.

i love this picture of soren. he never stops moving.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

knitted purse

finally finished this purse. knitted with a button closure and an over the shoulder strap. i really like the strap because it's nice and thick with just the right amount of stretch. it feels good to finish things. i should do it more often.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

soren in knitted hat

my friend camille made this hat for him. it's adorable.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

tree princess

i wanted to get these pictures up a long time ago but kept forgetting. greenleaf wanted to be a "tree princess" for halloween. i wasn't exactly sure what a tree princess looked like but i did my best. i couldn't decide which picture to show, so i'm showing all.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

soren kipling baker

i've been working on this project for the past 9 months. greenleaf and i are happy with the finished product. what do you think?