Friday, January 25, 2013

Finished Object Saturday...

I guess I'm about two hours too late! In my defense, it has felt like Thursday all day. Actually, for me, it's felt like Thursday since Wednesday. I'm not sure why...

I only have one (sort of two) things to share with you this week. If you remember, last week I shared an owl that my boss commissioned me to make for her. She loved it so much, she put in another order! She wanted a bear (the school's mascot) that her daughter could give to a friend. So of course, I turned to a freshstitches pattern!

Teddy Bear   


She also wanted it to have an orange sweater with the school's initial and the #4 sewn on jersey-style. Here's what I came up with!

Modified Teddy Sweater
This might be the trickiest sweater modifications that I've done to date. Not only did I have to adjust the sizes, but I also had to move the sleeves so that they were not centered on the sides (as they would normally be in the pattern). I didn't really like the way that the raglan decreases looked on the front because the sleeves were so close together... The 'G' hides them nicely though. But if I make a sweater for a freshstitches animal again, I'll probably try a different method of raglan decreases that aren't quite so obvious.

Linking up with Tami for FO Friday!

-CH

Friday, January 18, 2013

FO Friday

I have a few things to share today! It's been a while since I've done a Finished Objects Friday post, so I'm pretty excited!

The first thing I finished is a panda for a girl that I work with!

Lala the Panda
I also finally assembled my Granny Square Cowl from the freshstitches Cowl Swap (which I mentioned in this post).

Granny Square Cowl
Then I made a penguin for my friend's nephew.

Howie the Penguin
Then my boss asked if I would make her a Nelson the Owl. Since I had never used this pattern before, I wanted to do a test run. So here is my first owl.

Nelson the Owl
My boss wanted one just like Adriana's, so here's what I came up with!

Nelson the Owl #2
Then yesterday, I whipped up this little slug for the freshstitches Slug-A-Long! I'm sure I'll make a couple more before the end of the CAL. He's just so cute!

Hannah the Slug
Then last night, I made this project bag! I followed this tutorial that I found on Pinterest. I made one for a friend too, but I don't have pictures of that one. I just love the way it turned out!




















I'm linking up with Tami for FO Friday. Check out her page for more finished projects! What did you finish this week?

-CH

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Christmas Round Up

I was finally able to get pictures of all of my Christmas presents! So now that things are getting back to normal after the holidays, I would love to share them all with you! Sorry I've been sort of MIA recently.. I hope to get back into the swing of things now that the holidays are over and there shouldn't be any secret projects!

Here is the shawl that I made for my grandmother. It's one of the four patterns in the Hitchhiker trilogy of patterns! I am in love with it!

Magrathea

I made this vest for my other grandmother. I'm not super happy with it, but I'm glad to be done with it! And she likes it, so that's what matters. My sister is modeling it, which is why it's too big for her!


Ardys

I made this amigurumi squirrel for my sister's friend Kayla. She loves squirrels and I'd been dying to try out the pattern anyway!

Murray the Squirrel


And finally, the Kindle Fire cover I made for my mom. I'm super thrilled about this because I made it without a pattern! I was loosely basing it off of this one that I found on Etsy.


That's all for me today guys! I'm sure there are other Christmas projects that I forgot to share, but this is good for now!

-CH