Friday, October 10, 2008

Yet another weekend to come

Hey blogger friends. It's Friday so it's time for me to get on a roll with my weekend projects. Oh by the way for those that didn't know who won my blog contest with the sudoku blanket. Christina was the winner and wanted to show off what the prize was that I sent to her.


This was the prize. Since she got her package I wanted to show what she got. From what she said in her blog she loved everything. Glad you liked everything. I also sent her some more things that says welcome to the sewing world lol. You can check pictures of that on her blog HERE.

Ok enough about that. I also have a update on a crocheting project that I finally finished earlier this morning.

Nellie little sweater jacket that I was going to make a hood to it but, changed my mind because it wasn't working out like I wanted it to.

But, here go some step by step on that.

Here is the start the back and the two front pieces

Here is after putting all the pieces together and also adding the two pockets with the flap and some crochet buttons on the pocket and down the middle for closure.

The finishing jacket.

Tell you the truth it didn't come out like I wanted it to come out. One reason was I didn't have Nellie as my guide to wing the project. I always use her to keep having her try it on ever so offen. But, have to say it came out ok I just want to now redo one of the sleeves it looked like I decrease way to much. But, Nellie loves it.



Yarn used, Bucilla Frisky color pinkish white
Stitch used, seed stitch
Hook used, H
Start Ocober 2, 2008
Finish October 10, 2008

I finished my little nieces blanket. I had to hand sew the lace between the fleece due that I didn't want the fabric to gather to quickly then the lace. WOW I haven't hand sew that much in a very long time. But, it came out wonderful see.

My weekend to come.

Well for those that remember my sweatshirt jacket on my last post well my sister loved it way to much that she went to buy the same black sweatshirt fabric with some pretty sky blue cotton fabric for the lining and came begging me to make her one so now on to working another jacket. I told her I will hold her jacket hostage until Nellie and Nesa get there hair done lol. See she do for me by doing me and my kids hair I do for her by sewing a job for a job that's how I put it lol.

So here is the fabric.

Also I want to do Nesa a coat. Here is the fabric and the pattern I decided to go with. I loved this fleece fabric so cute aint it. The lining will problem be white and some of the left over fabric blue for my sister lining for her jacket. Have to put my scraps to work.

I haven't yet decided if I am going to go buttons or zipper I guess I will decide that a little later.:) but, hoping to start cutting out the pattern this weekend.

Also up my sleeves is another baby blanket for my niece that will be born in Feb. Here is the fabric and the ribbon my sister brought.

I have a couple more things up my sleeve still have to do some shirts for me and my coat so I am hoping to really sit down and get to cutting about 4 different projects so wish me luck. I totally need to give myself some time limits to projects. I just don't spend enough time sewing as I used to. No excuess just lazy at times lol. But going to my friends blogs that sews does inspire me a lot so off I go.

No new crochet projects up my sleeves yet I want to get back to some afghans that I am trying to finish my Christmas haven't got anything else with crocheting haven't been inspired with that lately I noticed that myself. So I will have to tap my crochet hooks together and say some words to myself to get myself on a roll.

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Christina said...

Thank you so much! I love the package and everything you sent!

Looks like you've been busy. The sweater jacket is adorable! No wonder she likes it. Its funnny you mentioned that your sister does your hair because my sister is the one who does my hair too. She's great at it.

Love the baby blanket and the lace. The other fabric for a blanket is adorable! Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

How cute that jacket came out! I love the color and I think the sleeves look fine.

Very cute blanket too (I just love anything pink)!

Anonymous said...

Amazing work on the jacket!!!!

Mimi said...

I also think the jacket it so cute!

Caroline said...

The jacket is darling!!! The detail work of the pockets makes it!!

Sheila said...

The jacket came out very cute and the blanket is so adorable. You've inspired me to try my hand at doing a blanket with lace.

Zuleika said...

Whoa you've been busy!!
Great contest you held, you're a very generous person. :-)

Love all the FO's, as usual you do excellent work Lesa. :-)

Cennetta said...

That sweater is adorable and such a pretty little model wearing it.

agapanthas and goldsworthy said...

thanks for visiting my blog. i think i have realised that i start projects but never finish them. i will start setting time limits so you gorgeous bloggers can ooohhh and aaahhhh over my attempts ;0)rosey

Tanya said...

Thank you for your kind words you were the first blog I stumbled onto and I immediately fell in love with your daughters. You are a wonderful Mother to your girls, keep up the good work.

Marie Anne said...

Wow, you've had a busy week!

That plaid blanket is gorgeous and the ribbons in the corner are just perfect.

I love the top you made with the criss-cross in the middle, and the jackets for Nesa. You're very talented.