I wanted to make Ella a dress and I thought it would be fun to let her pick out the fabric. I realized though that this could go very bad because she was very likely to pick out some ridiculously ugly fabric and I would have to make the dress out of it since I told her that was what we were doing. So I had a plan…she had seen a shirt in one of my sewing books and asked me if I would make it for her. I didn’t really like the shirt all that much but it didn’t look too difficult to make so I figured when she picked out some fabric with snowmen or something silly on it I would make her this shirt and then find pretty fabric to make the dress. So I march her up to the fabric shop and make this huge deal about picking out her own fabric. When we got there she really wasn’t all that in to the activity. So I figured, great I can make the dress out of whatever I want. Then I hear her say, ” Mommy look! It’s Moon Horse!” I turn around and to my horror I see her proudly holding this…
I should explain. Moon Horse is a book that Mike and Ella have been ready at bed time. For all you parents of elementary aged kids it’s by the same author as The Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne. It’s about a horse that flies around at night in the sky. The horse is white with white wings. Back to my original story…
I see her holding this fabric and I think, ” I don’t even want to make the ugly shirt out of this fabric.” Incase the picture isn’t doing this fabric justice, it was on a sale rack and you HAD to buy at least a yard of it it! She was adamant that this was the fabric that she wanted. So I did some really quick thinking and suggested that we make a pillow case out of it! She loved the idea. So we bought the fabric, went home and got to work right away and….
I have one very happy little girl who absolutely loves her pillow! In fact, she loves her Moon Horse pillow so much that when she discovered that I had some left over fabric she thought I should make my husband a Moon Horse pillow. I sort of dismissed the idea at first but she keeps reminding me to not forget about Daddy’s Moon Horse pillow. Father’s Day will be here before we know it, you never know what lucky Daddy might be blessed with a Moon Horse pillow for all his fatherly efforts throughout the year! Love you Husband!
I named this blog Knit and Wit because obviously I like to knit and also, I have my moments where I can be quite witty. I also have my moments where I can just be a plain old knit wit. That would be what the case was about two weeks ago. There may or may not have been an altercation between myself and a pair of jeans that I may have been wearing. I may or may not have gotten my toe stuck in the bottom of my jeans that were not really all that long. I then may or may not have tripped and fell into the wall smashing my temple against the thermostat, hurting my wrist and separating my AC (where your clavicle joins your shoulder). There is a chance I may not have been able to knit for the last two weeks of my life.
So what have I been up to?
I made a cute fabric covered ring.
I spray painted a bunch of old frames to display my daughters art work.
I took an old t-shirt and….
turned it into a super fun scarf.
I found some other fun ways to display my daughters art work in her playroom.
I made my daughter a fun little halter top for the summer…it was super easy and looks way cute when she doesn’t puff her belly out.
I got some of Ella’s art supplies a little more organized with these cute little pockets I sewed.
I made this fabulous little purse with some special fabric I got in Canada this fall.
I made Ella this sweet little dress that she has lots of room to grow into. I’m especially proud of this dress because it is probably the most complicated item I have sewn all by myself.
So I suppose my hands weren’t as idle as one might have thought they would be when I couldn’t knit. Actually this forced break was almost a little freeing. It gave me the time to finish some other projects that I’ve wanted to work on for a while that were always getting pushed to the side due to a knitting project. I’m not saying I wasn’t thrilled that I had an hour of pain-free knitting tonight because I was and I’m looking forward to getting to knit a little tomorrow as my shoulder feels like it is healing up nicely. I am saying, I actually had a lot of fun working on these other projects these past two weeks, especially the sewing projects and I plan on making more time for sewing on a regular basis.
P.S. Incase anyone is curious the patterns for the halter top, dress and wall pockets came from the book One Yard Wonders, the bike purse was inspired by a pattern from the magazine Molly Makesand the t-shirt scarf came from a tutorial on Pinterest. Also, my beautiful fabrics other than the bike print came from Stitch Your Art Out.