Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fabric Coasters

I made some fabric coasters recently.  This set of 4 went to my friend, Jenni.

And this set went to my living room.

The fabric for my coasters was left over from the pelmet box curtains I made (and blogged about here).

To make these coasters, I cut 5" x 5" squares of the fabric.  You need 8 total so for the ones that have different fabric on the front and back, you need 4 of each.  I also cut 4 5" x 5" squares of batting that was left over from a quilt project.  Sandwich the fabric right sides together with the batting on top.  Sew around the edges with a 1/4 inch seam leaving an opening to turn them right side out.  Once they are turned right side out, iron them and stitch 1/8 inch seam around the edge making sure to catch the turned in edges that were left open before.  Then quilt however you want.  For the first set I did parallel lines every 1/2 inch or so.  For the others, I made concentric squares.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Master Charles Hat for Cole

A year ago I tried making this hat for Cole and ended up with a much too large version that ended up going to my sister (I blogged about it here).  Well, I finally got around to making one in the correct size! I tried to get a picture of it on the recipient, but it turns out toddlers aren't the best at holding still for photographs when they want to run and play (who'd have guessed?).  So, below is the best action shot we got!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kitten Mittens

I made my sister some Always Sunny in Philadelphia style kitten mittens for Christmas.  Here is the only picture I have.  I kind of forgot to take a picture in my excitement to give them to her!

I transcribed the "infomercial" from the show and typed it up on the back of the'll be smitten!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

More koozies for Plaid Peacock

Here are the latest koozies to be sold on consignment at Plaid Peacock. I just stocked up on yarn so I'm planning to make a bunch more to sell on etsy and maybe at a craft fair in March!