Saturday, January 15, 2011

Holy productivity, batman!

So after my day yesterday of not doing anything, I went the opposite today, even though I was feeling fairly crappy myself. Colds with fevers tend to put me into a mild depression, so I really pushed myself to do things today. I knew that if I did nothing but sit aroundon my bum, I'd really feel bad. I did some errands, and discovered there's a new book in the Paksenarrion world! I *love* this author, and I love the Paksenarrion books - they changed my life. Yes, I'm a big geek, and a big reader. I am not ashamed to admit that I love (decently written) fantasy fiction, and I think Moon's stuff is wonderful. So that was a happy moment!

I got back, and decided to do some sewing...First up, new hats for my daughter. She doesn't need any more hats, far from it, but she's getting a new winter coat. A wiser woman might have waited until the coat actually arrived to purchase fabric, but that is not me.

I had originally planned that the whole hat would be in the owl fabric, but I actually really like the two-tone look. She seemed to love it, and I think it's just adorable. Then I put this together:

I love this fabric, and I'm hoping the green around the flowers will pick up the green from the coat. Which is really green. I had thought about doing a different design but she wanted the floomfy hat (as we call it).

A woman at church had admired my daughter's hat, so I decided to make her little girl one as well. Now, these aren't typical little girl colors, but I think it's really cute! So cute that I'm struggling with my generous impulse, as I want to keep it!

Then, because I love the fabrics so much...

This process also highlights for me my love of fraternal socks.


Pam said...

I don't comment very often, but I love reading your blog. I used to do a lot of sewing, but haven't done anything besides mending/hemming in several years. I don't know what come over me, but I bought some monkey print flannel and a pattern to make pajama pants several weeks ago but never started them. Seeing all your fuzzy projects has inspired me to pull out my sewing machine and get to work. Thanks!

Knitting with a Purpose said...

Yay! I have some flannel for jammies for me as well, but who knows when that will happen!

Marshall Lynch said...

wow very nice work.
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