Monday, February 25, 2008

Zipper Pouch Action

We're back at it - making up a batch of zipper pouches for the 08 craft fair season (maybe a few will find their way onto Etsy also)... we have great fun matching up fabrics and embellishments and zippers. Then Rhi sews them all together for us. ;) Hardly fair but she's the sewing expert of the group. Hopefully soon we'll have a big pile of finished pouches to show off!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Yellow on yellow

So in the end I surprised myself and went for the less bold yellow polka dot ribbon.... it looks pretty classy and I think will be most to the taste of the recipient. I will save the bolder ribbons for my own purposes.... ;)
The completed blanket:

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Baby Blanket Help

One of the hardest parts of any project (for me) is the selection of coordinating colours. Doesn't matter if I'm beading, crocheting, weaving, sewing... I'll hem and haw forever about what goes best together - I'll waffle forever with all the options open to me. It's even worse if I'm making something for someone else (usually the case) because then I have to try and coordinate to their tastes!

My latest almost-done project is a crocheted baby blanket for some friends who are about to have a very long-awaited baby. I followed Alicia Paulson's pattern Tiramisu which I've seen fabulous examples of on Ravelry. Now that the blanket is done I need to pick the ribbon! Eek! I came back from the craft store quite muddled about what I should use. I'm going to put some of the options up here - please weigh in with your fave! The mom is not quite as bold as I tend to be - she's more conservative... so I'm leaning towards the yellow on yellow which seems a bit dull but also classy... but let me know what you think!

(click on any of the images go to a gallery with more and larger images)

The options are:

1. Yellow Polka Dot
2. Orange Polka Dot
3. Black Flowers
4. Green