It has been awhile! - Update!

I have been MIA the last, well, forever, because life has been craaazy town over here.

This last year we moved, twice. We now have settled into our new house, which is beautiful and I am in love.

We also adopted a dog, Goldie, whom is the best foot warmer ever. Seriously. I can't wait to adventure into all the animal crafty things that I have been missing out on. We have the two cats, but they seem indifferent about anything I make.

Halloween is right around the corner, as you can imagine, kiddo is very very excited! She wrote a spooky zombie song at her piano lessons which I has been on repeat whenever she gets the chance to practice.

My Christmas knitting and crafting is in full swing. I have two sweaters done so far and some yarn on the way from Knit Picks. I'll do an unboxing video maybe when that arrives!

There hasn't been a ton of crafting going on around here since last year. This winter I am hoping to do more and reopen my etsy shop once I have some more stock!

I did finish this blanket for my niece who arrived about 4 months ago.

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The pattern is Cuddle Me. The pattern itself looks complicated but once you get going its pretty easy to remember the repeats. This blanket took a lot longer than I had wanted to take but its done now and keeping little toes and hands warm.

I promise to do a better job at keeping up with this space. I have been blogging for so long you'd think it would be a habit by now!

Until next time,

Keep Stitching!

Rachel

Cozy Hat Pattern


When I was knitting my hat for my Knit Picks Wonderful yarn review I wrote a hat pattern at the same time.



I was frustrated that most slouchier or loose fitting hats were either too big or too floppy.

This hat hat the perfect amount of slouch for my head and it fits snug enough but not too much.

No one likes a hat that is too tight!!

I think what made this hat different from any other hat I've made is the speed that it knitted up. I was really surprised how quick it was to knit.

I do love those instant satisfation patterns and this I can say is one of those for me.

There will be a matching mitten pattern coming soon. :)

Here is the link to the pattern on Ravelry.

Here is a direct link for those who do not use Ravelry.

Enjoy!

Keep Stitching!

Rachel

My Favorite Things Christmas Countdown!!! - November *Sewing!*

We all know the Christmas countdown is on. Especially if you're like me and like to hand make as many gifts as you possibly can.

I found some lovely sewn gift ideas on Pinterest for all the seamstresses out there!

Click the images below to see more details!

Pin now to remember it for Christmas. Mommy Sanity Saver, Perfect gift for Christmas or birthday for a toddler or preschooler.  Each car has a pocket, the road is fully stitched down to withstand whatever your little one can throw at it.  Pin to remember for gift giving time.  Available from Handmade Happiness by Ruth.  Organic Cotton Toy, Eco Friendly toy, Car Play Mat, Car Playscape, Car Playmat, Car Carrier:


microwaveable heat packs to make for Christmas gifts - these are simple to sew and are invaluable at our house. One Christmas, this was all my kids wanted for their gift.:


Make an Insulated Double Oven Mitt with this Easy & Free Sewing Tutorial! Such a perfect Christmas gift!!:



DIY: Sew a kid’s beanbag chair in 30 minutes!-- my kids love this style of bean bag!:


Diddy bag for storing small things in the car as you travel - free project:


DIY : Sew Slipper | DIY & Crafts Tutorials:



Learn how to sew wallets.  3 patterns included and the video tutorials show you every step of the way. Lots of great sewing tips to get the best results.:


Keep Stitching!

Rachel