Monday, December 27, 2010

Jamming Jammies and how not to pay 12.00 for Slipper Soles

McCalls 4979, these will be for my friend Gwen, the bottoms will be plain brown flannel.

Side view, don't you just love it when a good plaid comes together, I know this isn't really a plaid but I just wanted to say that, anywho the pattern matched up great.

I'm crocheting these slippers to go with the pj's, the yarn is lion brand suede turquoise and red heart brown. Read on to see how I figured out how not to pay 12.00 for slipper soles. I purchased a pair and they were fine but they were 12.00 freakin dollars.

I'm sure most of you scrapbooker's have several pairs of these handy hole punchers around.

Use those handy hole punches to make holes in the non-skid stuff you can get at any fabric store, sew on with sock weight yarn or embroidery floss and wa-la slipper soles for very little money. I would like to try and find this in a different color but I have also used the eyeglass cleaner cloth that you can find at most $1.00 stores.

After making all those pj's for the boys I knew I wanted a pair, never mind that it was a Mens/Boys pattern. I would much rather have a pair of fleece pj's that are decent enough to leave the house in than a snuggie. I've made many, many snuggies but never for myself. I have enough blankets. I almost forgot please meet Molly, I finally received a dress form from my DD for Christmas.

Speaking of my DD, here she is modeling her jacket. Please excuse her hair she said she's going to get a New Year's Weave lol. She's still cute as a button.

Another 4-day weekend is on the horizon and I hope to do some serious sewing for myself. I wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year.

Friday, December 24, 2010

That's a Wrap

I finished my DD's jacket, it came out great much better than mine.
Inside out.

I used 1 inch elastic for her cuffs instead of the 2 inch, I like it much better.

I couldn't find any cording that I liked so I knit an I-cord.

After seeing the boy's robes last year their Mom requested one, it only took a year lol. McCalls 2476.

Fleece from Hancock fabric Black Friday sale, 1.99/yd, wish I would have bought more.

This is on my needles, about half way there.

And I will leave you with a little holiday cheer. Taken at Sharon Woods Santaland train display.

My DD getting fresh with the talking Christmas tree.

And here's a peak at next years Christmas card picture.

I had to pull rank and insist that my DS and DD come with us but as you can see we all had a great time.
Have a very Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Let it Snow and other happenings

If I didn't make him come in
I think he would sled until his toes fell off.
Couldn't get through a Christmas without an appearance of Simplicity 3042, my old standby. These went to California so they're flannel not fleece. Fleece and LA don't mix. I just used scraps but they came out really cute and festive.

I've been knitting up a storm, another slouchy beret was requested but I made so many last year I'll spare you the pic. I made this caplet loosely based on a free pattern. I used variegated boucle and black red heart.

Love the way this came out. It's very warm and was pretty quick, I used size 15 circular needles and bound off with 17's. Now I know what to do with all that boucle yarn I bought. The red heart along with the boucle worked out great. I received a lot of compliments.

One last Christmas present for my DD, this is McCalls 5981, it's the same pattern I used for my purple "Barney" jacket. I also made myself a jacket out of the same fabric about two years ago. I added belt loops because I learned on mine that a belted jacket without belt loops is annoying.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate.

Monday, December 6, 2010

2010 PJ Blitz

Is done, Simplicity 2318 again
and again
I'm not done with my Christmas gifts but this is a very good start, I'm usually down to the last minute.