Friday, March 13, 2009

She's Back, Feel'in Good & Ready to Go

This is the crown I made for Madison last night and this morning, for "hat day" at school. The pattern is from Amanda Blake Soule's book The Creative Family. Its actually her Birthday crown which is why it has 5 stars. Although she doesn't look happy and refused to pose for the picture she did really love it. I made one for Gabe's 1st Birthday and now Carter needs to pick the colours of felt he wants for his.

Okay, seriously I love felt, I love all the colours it comes in, I love how it cuts, I love sewing it by hand and especially how forgiving it is. I have accumulated quite a pile but the thing is I can justify it because I use it all the time. Its got endless possibilities and not just for kid stuff. 
Just one of my craft obsessions but, now on to the next . . .

She's back from the Sewing Machine Hospital (seriously that's what its called), she's feel'in good and she's ready to go, my sewing machine that is. I've cleared off my craft table entirely (that's a feat in itself) and I've got my cutting mat and rotary cutter all ready to go for . . .

These thrifted pillow cases and soft flannel blanket to make a Cuddle Blanket for Gabriel. Did I mention that I also acquired a walking foot while at the sewing machine repair shop? 
And there are many, many other sewing projects in the works, I hope she had a good rest cause I'm gonna give'er a good go!


  1. Marci, I think we have the same sewing machine. Kenmore? I got mine 4 years ago from Sears after I passed my 1975 Singer from my Aunt onto my sister. (Now she wants a new one.) That is so cool! We really are working on projects together! I have to take my baby into the city soon for a tune up - it's just so far away I always forget to bring her when we take a trip. Can't wait to see the final result of Gabriel's Cuddle Blanket. The hat is spectacular! Yet another inspiration from you for my niece's birthday at the end of the month. Keep it up girl!

  2. Glad your baby is back and up and running. The hat you made for Madison is awesome!!!
    J T W T