June 11, 2008

WIP Wednesday

Filed under: crochet, sewing — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — Lady M Quilts @ 6:47 pm

Just thought I would share what’s in the working pile on my sewing table.  In no particular order:

This is a baby blanket I’m crocheting for my neighbor, who was due today, but had her baby boy a couple of days ago.  She doesn’t know I’m making it, so that buys me a little time.  I’ll be working on it while watching So You Think You Can Dance tonight.  The pattern is the Tiramisu Baby Blanket, I found it here.  The pattern calls for single crochet, but I wasn’t paying attention and started doing half-double crochet.  I decided to just keep going, because I’m not the fastest crocheter and doing it in hdc will just get it done that much sooner.

Next up:

This is the fabric and a half-drafted pattern for a diaper bag.  My midwife has asked if I would make up a couple things, a bag and maybe a changing pad and some bibs, and she will display them in her rooms.  Why I am drafting a new pattern when there are tons of bag patterns out there???  I’m not sure, but I’m doing it anyway.  My next appointment is in about 3 weeks, so I’ve got some time to work on this.

This next pile belongs to a VERY patient friend of mine.

The top two piles are the cut out pieces for dresses…simple tank dresses with full gathered skirts.  The bottom is a circle skirt that needs a hem and a waistband.  I really feel bad that these have been sitting on my table for about a month, so I’m going to finish them THIS WEEKEND, I promise, Bekah. 🙂

Two customs in the works:

Left is going to be a Mix It Up Apron, I just need to cut it out and sew it up now that I’ve finalized the layout.  The right is the Aviary bag.  The customer and I are having a blast discussing the details (like I sent her an email about some ideas, but didn’t attach the pics that showed what I was talking about, duh!).  I think we are really close to finalizing those details and then I’ll get started.

A diversion:


Last, but not least, being the sucker for new bag patterns that I am, when I saw this Kwik Sew (3612) pattern on a blog (jenjerpeach) I ordered it within minutes.  It came today and I dropped everything to start the big tote bag (view B) with the AH Kleo on the outside, the yellow floral for the inner.  I’ve only spent about 20 minutes on it sew far and I’m halfway done, so I think it’s going to be a quick thing.  The bag is huge and will make a great tote for the park or beach or pool.  When I have time, I’m going to try the pattern in a smaller size, see how it turns out. 

Retro Femme stocks this week.  We are doing a wonderful surprise auction box.  It’s a box filled with goodies from most of the vendors.  The surprise is you don’t know what’s in there.  The only clues are the name “one size fits all” and a small, very close up pic on the listing. 

For my listings, I’ll be putting up the bag in the bottom pic, plus an apron…I haven’t picked exactly which one yet.

Well, that’s all for now.  Thanks for visiting!



  1. I love the colors you are using… they have a nice vintage feel to them. So pretty! Can’t wait to see the finished items!

    Comment by EelKat — June 11, 2008 @ 10:36 pm

  2. It does go quickly. And I didn’t think it’d be as big as it is but it’s effin huge.

    Comment by jenjerpeach — June 12, 2008 @ 5:23 am

  3. Very gorgeous fabric colors you chose!!

    Comment by deldobuss — June 12, 2008 @ 7:36 am

  4. Can’t wait for those darling jumpers! 🙂
    ~your patient friend…..Bekah

    Comment by Rebekah — June 12, 2008 @ 8:11 am

  5. Being new to sewing, I haven’t yet familiarized myself with all of the wonderful fabrics out there. Can you tell me what desinger/line the fabric comes from that you are using for the diaper bag? It’s absolutely gorgueous and I think my niece would adore it.

    All of the fabric choices are so beautiful!

    Comment by mrscjallen — June 12, 2008 @ 8:17 am

  6. I love that you mistakingly spelled so “sew”. We know where your mind is.

    Some awesome projects. Can’t wait to see all the finished projects 😉

    Comment by Jennifer — June 12, 2008 @ 11:11 am

  7. you have such great fabric taste. All those choices are so pretty. How long have you been crocheting? I’m trying to decide if I want to learn to crochet or knit.

    Comment by summersadie — June 15, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

  8. I want to learn one, I just don’t know which. what do you think?

    Comment by summersadie — June 15, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

  9. love it all. I ordered the bag pattern too and am waiting for it to come in it’s been back ordered. Big bummer.

    Comment by Janey — June 20, 2008 @ 5:25 pm

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