I've been knitting.
It's different than sewing. I get to watch more TV* when I knit. As long as I stick with simple patterns and repeat them 15 times. Seriously. I've knit this hat at least that much. I kept making it too small or too big. But then I got it right.
Speaking of screw-ups. This.
Well, not that one. But the one I made before it, when I put the damn buttonhole (which was excellent, by the way) in the wrong place. I thought I was being all clever by sewing the hole before assembling the bag. And I'm sure that is a clever approach for folks intelligent enough to think through where the fucker should end up to create a properly functioning bag.
I'm seriously in love with both those fabrics. They're Denyse Schmidt for JoAnn. DS Quilts is what the bolt said. And they were half off. Score.
Hat+clutch (free Kwik Sew pattern here)=birthday present for a good friend in Butte.
Thanksgiving leftovers have come and gone.
It's December, for fuck's sake.
We cut down a freaking adorable tree in Red Lodge. I tried to take artsy photos of the dogs in front of it. I failed.
Shitty photos always look better in black and white.
Our tree came with real pine cones.
Take that, you people-who-put-up-fake-trees-and-adorn-them-with-cinnamon-blasted-pine-cones types.
See that popcorn garland? Yeah, I sewed that shit. I feel like I need one more to have an aesthetically decorated tree (read: the bottom half has garland. The top doesn't. That's not cool.)
I got a request to make ugly dolls. I think I succeeded.
OK, so I feel bad that I never posted a photo of this finished pillow.
*Just to clarify, to me TV means whatever DVD I pull out of our the wagon of movies, all of which I've seen at least five times. But we ain't gots no cable. Or noncable, whatever that's called.