Saturday, September 22, 2012

Smitten with Mittens

My mom has been making really cute - warm mitties out of felted wool sweaters. Last year she gave a bunch away as gifts, and this year she will be selling them at local stores and through her email. I designed the logos above and tags for her to put on her mittens!

Mitten mountain!

I really love how the tags and logo turned out. I think they look especially great on the mittens!

In other news, I started cutting out my pattern for the beignet skirt! Yay!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Negroni's Day Out

My first try at an intermediate pattern was a success! Labor Day weekend I finished the Colette Negroni shirt for Josh and he wore it the next day! I had many reservations going into the project, but the pattern was easy to follow and the instructions and pictures were so helpful.

Back yoke of the cowboy inspired negroni.

Lately Josh has been getting more adventurous with his style. He is especially attracted to retro and vintage clothing, and he loves cowboy shirts. Who doesn't love cowboy shirts? You have the pockets and yokes to play with, there are so many possibilities!

Piecing the Negroni together.

Yikes! 1st fitting  :)

Negroni basking in the sun

Every year my family goes to the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, IA. It's a fair that celebrates the history of midwest farmers and rural life. I've never really been too interested in farming, but it's a fun family tradition and we always have a great time  :)

Old picture of people threshing and a special guest!

I found a little friend!

What a fun day! Eventually I am going to make him a Negroni with long sleeves  :)