I know...two collages back to back.
We've been busy around here!
Top Left moving clockwise:
Amelia sporting her Bo-Peep ruffle skirt,
Close up of Hadley's apron with chocolate smudge already doing its job,
V-Day cookie stack on my favorite tea towel brought from Brazil by my Sister and Mom
Amelia's Keyhole Scarf
About the projects:
Hadley and I designed this apron just for her. I wanted to make her a Bo-Peep skirt as well, but when I brought her to the studio to choose the fabrics, she decided she really needed an apron. We set about choosing which prints she'd like to use and I immediately had to keep a straight face as she outlined for me exactly what makes a good combination. Not too girly, not too bright. The hands moving, the face animated. I love that kid. So much.
For Christmas I received the amazing Anna Maria Horner book: Seams to Me. My sister Rebecca, who knows me so perfectly well, presented this book to me on Christmas Eve. I believe I've looked at it every day since then. I finally narrowed down my first project and made the Bo Peep skirt for Amelia's Valentine's Day gift. It was really simple to put together once I understood the process. I highly recommend the book.
The Keyhole Scarf was knit this Saturday afternoon. I had just a bit of this happy yarn leftover from Hadley's scarf earlier this month and decided they needed matching scarves again. This was a free pattern on Ravelry, my latest computer time sucker. The scarf has a little hole in it so you can just feed one scarf end though the hole and not have to wrap it around her neck as she wriggles away. Project details can be found there. (If you are a Ravelry user and I havn't already found you...become my friend. I'm sewhappyJane!)