Friday, November 15, 2013

Accessories for the Well Dressed Baby and Mom

Shelley from Bartacks and Singletrack is picking up where Jessica from A Little Gray left off in hosting a sewalong for the Oliver + S Little Things To Sew book.  There's also a giveaway associated with it so go check it out!
 
I've sewn quite a few items from the book but there are still several more projects that I want to try.  The messenger bag for one has been on my list since I bought the book.  One of these days...
 
 
 
pattern:  Cozy Winter Hood from Little Things to Sew
size:  the smallest
fabric:  dark blue velveteen and a cream colored fleece
 
This hood is so incredibly soft and plush.  I wish I had a little one to wear the hood!  It's destined for my great-nephew who will hopefully be making an appearance sometime soon. :) 
 
 

pattern:  Purl Bee Smocked Summer Scarf
fabric:  Anna Maria Horner Innocent Crush Voile

You can't really see in the picture but there are 6 sections of shirring on the scarf.  It's going to be a hostess gift.  Though, I'm terribly tempted to keep it!  I have plenty more voile so perhaps when the Christmas gift sewing is done I'll make one for myself.

And speaking of Christmas sewing...I'm tired even thinking about it.  I have an even more ambitious list than previous years.  Since I have all 4 kids in school full day this year, there's no excuse to not complete it.  Well, I'm sure I'll have a few excuses but lack of time shouldn't be one.;) 

Are you sewing anything special for Christmas this year?  Clothes, gifts, decorations?



13 comments:

  1. Its so hard when you make something beautiful and then have to give it away.
    Both items are equally gorgeous.
    xx N

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    1. Isn't it, Nicole?! Luckily, I still have enough of the AMH voile to make myself one if I choose.;) Thanks.

      C

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  2. Love that hat! I haven't made it yet... Joined the flickr group - this may be the ticket to getting a few more of the projects made. This was one book that was actually worth the cost!

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  3. The Winter hood is just adorable, Cindy!!! You can see the shirring on the scarf. I'd have a hard time giving it away, too... looks so soft and feminine.

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  4. That is such a lovely scarf, the fabric looks divine. Shirring is still on my must-try list.
    thanks for the blog shout-out!

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  5. what a sweet hood! I've been wanting to make that for a while. I have old cashmere sweaters that I have felted I am just having a hard time cutting them. The scarf looks beautiful. I started making a Christmas stocking for Stella and it will have a lot of cross stitch on it. I am copying this one http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/2012/11/winterlikes.html I don't expect that it will actually be done by Christmas. I am not making any presents this year. I'll just keeping making the usual clothes for my kids. Maybe a Christmas dress?

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  6. That hood is gorgeous! I'm thinking I have to stop buying Ottobre magazines, because there's so much cute stuff for babies and toddlers in there it makes me sad that time is gone for us... I don't have Christmas sewing plans at the moment, although I sometimes get the itch to make a pretty dress at the very last minute... we'll see. I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll make!

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    1. Thank you, Uta! I know...I look through OD and wish I could shrink one of my kids down so that they still fit in the baby clothes. Ah well. I do love the dresses you sew so I'm secretly hoping you to do get the urge to make one!

      C

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  7. Love your hood. It's a favorite in our house. The scarf looks beautiful too. I haven't even started thinking about christmas sewing, I should probably do that- yesterday!

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    1. Thanks! Christmas always sneaks up on me. I think I have plenty of time and then all of a sudden it's here. I'm hoping to avoid (some) of the last minute rush this year.

      C

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  8. I've sewn 3 of the patterns from the O+S book, but would like to sew a bunch more with the sew along group.
    I will be sewing some special Christmas clothing & really need to go fabric shopping tomorrow, it all depends on what fabrics I can find as to want I'll be making.

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    1. Good luck with your fabric shopping! There are so many nice projects in the O+S book. I hope to one day sew them all....we'll see!

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  9. Ooh, the scarf is lovely. Just keep it. Kidding (:
    It's definitely a great gift, as is the adorable hood.
    The messenger bag is also on my list (although the library owns my copy of the book, hehe).

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