Sunday, August 27, 2006

Kitchen Cotton + Raglan =



One snappy new sweater!

(Warning, this is mostly about sewing)

We are in full back to school mode. I return to work tomorrow (deep sigh). Big sis starts kindergarten in a week, and little sis starts preschool.

The girls are still small enough to tolerate handmade items, so I'm on a roll. The sweater is done in Sugar-and-Cream kitchen cotton. It is top down, no seaming. It took about 4 days to do and used about6 balls of the cotton. I was going to redo the neck, make it less wide, but out Kindergartener-to-be says she loves it and thinks the neck is fashionable, so who am I to argue?

Here are some skirts I finished yesterday:

The red is for big-sis’ first day of Kindergarten and the blue is for little sis.

I have finished several for myself, including:
AND finished the valences I started for this house before we moved to Florida a year and a half ago:

I am totally crafting-for-avoidance. I want to go back to work, but I don’t want to leave the girls. The thought of kindergarten is scary. She is SOOOO ready though, she is counting the days on a calendar. Her school is great, and she rides the bus to my high school in the afternoon, so I really cannot complain.

I am done, the sewing machine is put away for now. I need to finish some socks for presents, so it’s back to knitting!





11 comments:

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Those skirts are really cute. I'm so jealous your kids allow you to make things for them. I've only had one success story in all the things I've tried to make for my little girl. It's a ballerina wrap-around sweater in pink. Can't really go wrong there, especially since she suggested that style. Everything else got a whole-hearted thumbs down when it was finished. Ho-hum.

Bear Knits said...

You cranked out some cute outfits. Great job! Your kids will be stylin' when they start school.

Acornbud said...

Cute little outfits. I had only boys, sigh, and we had fun, but no fu-fu clothes.

Gina L said...

I love the outfits you made your girls they are lucky to have such a mom! Great sweater is that a picot edge? I have grown to really like the kitchen cotton. Have you tried Lion Brand Cotton? I am making another swing coat with it and I am surprised to say I love it! Very pretty room with the valance, secretary and the plates above!

Mel said...

the outfits are adorable...when I was a kid, my favorite dresses were always the ones sewn by my mom :)

christine said...

I agree with big sis - the color is fashionable! Cool outfits!

Good luck with school!!!

Laura said...

Wow! You sew well and are skinny. How much better could a girl be?? ;)

ErLeCa said...

The skirts you made are so cute!

sue said...

I love the clothes that you made your girls, how clever and cute. The little stripey jumper is gorgeous too. Just right for kinder.

Charity said...

I love the Sugar & Cream sweater - did you follow a particular pattern?

Melissa said...

The sweater is so cute and the skirts are adorable. Hope all goes well with school!