Sunday, February 7, 2010

Some Winter Projects

I think when I woke up to this yesterday:


I was the only girl in Winston-Salem with a smile on my face. It wasn't much snow, especially compared to what we had the previous week, and what they currently have in Virginia and other states to the north. I love the winter weather and I have stitched up a lot of new things. Here are some of them:


Wilson picked out this camo fabric for a new pair of pajama pants. He calls them his army man pants.

Anna Jane picked out this fabric for a skirt months ago:


I followed this tutorial but had to make a few adjustments. I didn't have as much fabric as the pattern called for, but I actually think this worked out better. I think more fabric would have swallowed her. This fits perfectly.

I made a cute little snail:


Which is actually not a snail, but a fabric cover for Anna Jane's little measuring tape. The yoyo designates the side of the tape with the button used to retract the tape. It took about 15 minutes to make. Can't remember where I found the pattern.

I made these cute little Valentine's leg warmers for Punky Brewster Anna Jane:


At our Superbowl dinner tonight, I snapped a photo of the leg warmers in action:


Somebody needs to teach Miss Priss how to SIT and EAT like a lady. Hmmm. I guess that's my job.

I made this dish mat from this tutorial:


I made one as a house-warming gift for my friend Lindsey, and I liked it so much, I made mine identical to hers!

I made two dresses for Anna Jane. One I haven't taken photos of yet. As you can see from this hodge-podge of a photo mess, I don't really have a great place to photograph the kids or their clothes in this house. I tried getting pics of this blue dress with a bit of sunlight:


I think this is my favorite of all of the things I made since the big snow of 2010 last weekend. And I didn't even start it until last night.


I put the button on today and if I knew anything about drafting patterns, I would make one for myself!


With the clicking of the camera all afternoon, Wilson requested that the following picture be taken:


I will leave you with that.

Here's to the next snowstorm!


  1. Wow! I love all of your projects!!! I want one of those blue dresses too! Molly can't wait for all of her hand-me-downs!

  2. I love love love the blue dress, and the snail.. who am i kidding I love all your projects! and also.. I love snow too. but.. I do not like rain really at all.

  3. Boy, you have been busy! I love the dress! Did you get the pattern at K1S2?

  4. Gina,
    The blue dress is a Simplicity pattern. It was very fast. Tucks and ruffles were both easy-peasy. You never know how those patterns are going to turn out...I think this one was a keeper!

  5. You never cease to amaze me! I was lucky to even get a shower during the snow. It seems like I spent all of my time feeding the baby or getting the girls in and out of their snow gear. I don't know how you do it!!! ~Kelly Doud

  6. Love all the projects, can't wait to see the next ones !! Teresa

  7. Holy smokes your projects are awesome! I love your skirt and that blue dress is adorable.

  8. that looks lovely :) I got the pattern too! and I am yet to make one :p

  9. Hi Katherine! I would love to know what Simplicity pattern number the blue dress is made from....GORGEOUS!

  10. one more thing, in the world to I subscribe to your blog? i only have a road runner email account....will that work? courtney tucker