Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Bunny Sachet

Just a short blog post to wish everyone a Happy Easter! The Easter Bunny was filling baskets for my daughters and didn't have anything handmade to put in them. I just can't let a holiday pass without a little handmade gift. I ran across these cute, and very quick, Easter bunny sachets. I sewed up a couple and filled them with lavender. Tutorial can be found here. Every time I think I need to get rid of all my little scraps of fabric, I run across an adorable little project like this.

easter bunny

Happy Easter from me and my two favorite people to sew for!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Handspun Scarf WIP

I'm blogging about knitting this week because I'm having a little problem with my sewing project model. She thinks it's too cold to step outside for a few pictures and I don't have good lighting inside. I think I might have to get a contract signed stating that if I spend my time sewing for her, she can pose for a few pictures. Oh well, it's supposed to be warmer this weekend.

I bought this hand-dyed fiber last spring at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival from YarnGeekFibers. It's blue faced Leicester wool and was very easy to spin into a 2-ply heavy worsted yarn. It has been in my yarn stash just waiting for the perfect project. The pattern is called Lyme Regis Scarf and can be found in the Spring 2013 issue of Spin-Off magazine.

2-ply blue-faced Leicester hand-dyed yarn

It has a twelve row easy lace pattern repeat running through the center of the scarf.

Lyme Regis Scarf handspun yarn
Ravelry link

I especially like the ruffle on the end. It is shown on the cover of the Spring 2013 Spin-Off worn as an ascot type scarf.

Lyme Regis Scarf handspun yarn

I plan to have a catch-up photo shoot this weekend for my sewing projects. Until then, I guess I'll just knit!