So, I've been working on my list ...and I've got a few works-in-progress to show for it.
For starters, I've taken a few steps towards the goal of a handmade rug (#29 on my list). My intention is to make a big, substantial area rug (maybe 4x6 or 5x7), but I'm starting off small...this is a bathmat pattern:
Here's what I've got so far:
This is a just going to be a garter stitch rectangle knitted holding 4 strands of Peaches & Cream worsted together on size 15 needles, but it was originally inspired by a pattern from the book Mason-Dixon Knitting (It's page 82..."Absorba, the Great Bathmat") I'd like to use this little rug in front of Toucie's play kitchen, so I chose variagated yarns that I thought would result in a Waldorfy kind of "peach blossom" effect when blended together. The colors are pooling and the effect isn't what I intended, but it seems quite lovely anyway, so I'm forging ahead.
We also have #7 (a flannel quilt) in progress.
The top is fully pieced and I just need to track down the right fabric for the backing. I'm leaning towards using a twin-sized cotton flannel sheet, if I can find the right color. This quilt is an odd size..I didn't want it to be fully twin-sized, I wanted more of a snuggle-on-the-couch size, but I'd like to be able to spread it on a bed without it being way too small.
I LOVE this fabric...it is Folksy Flannels by Anna Maria Horner. I ordered 2 "small bundles" (a small bundle is a random assortment of 6 fat quarters) and got a dozen different patterns, all of them gorgeous. I wanted showcase the fabric as much as possible, so I settled on big 10x8 rectangles (the odd size was so that I would have no wasted fabric).
Don't those juicy colors just make you want to smile?
I had two lonely little squares left over after piecing my quilt top. Just the right size for a doll blanket...a reversable one at that!
Here is another project...this one is finished and only on the WIP list because I want to make more!
Upcycled silk long johns for Toucie made from a thrifted adult-sized silk knit shirt and shawl.
The pants are made from the sleeves of the shirt . The top is made from the body of the shirt with the sleeves and trim being made from the shawl :