Wednesday, December 30, 2009

More Hooded Towels

This is a burgundy strip towel with a solid hood and bias tape in the color of denim. I thought the contrast looked very nice.

Blue & Brown strip with blue hood.
"All wrapped up"
How it looks from the back.
Names all embroidered
Close up of the hood and embroidery
Closeup of the blue hood
I loved making these and giving these. So much fun!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hooded Bath Towels

Hooded Bath Towels were "The Gift" for the holidays this year. They were so much fun to make and didn't take all that long.

Some of the monkeys modeling....

They are a very nice size and hopefully absorbent!
Each one is personalized by hand - my zig zag stitch could use some improvement!!
These made their way all the way to New York.
I used this tutorial to make them:
and it was very clear and easy to follow.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


These are my first go at wire knitting. It took most of one day to figure out how to get it to work. They still do not look like the pattern picture, but I think they are very pretty and the recipients will love them!!

Made for 14yo daughter
For 11yo daughter

For 8yo daughter
I used regular dead soft 28 gauge craft wire - single strand
Size 5 triange beads (instead of the pearls-I liked the colors better)
Very fun to do, but also very hard on my index finger. It is bruised!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


We have a blended family. I celebrate Christmas and my husband celebrates Hanukkah. Makes it kind of great for the kids :o) Every year my in-laws host a Holiday party and all the cousins (or most of them) come. We only give presents to the kids and then we have a gift exchange for the adults. It's one of those games where all the gifts are piled up in the middle of the room and each person who brings a gift gets a number. Then we start opening the presents in number order - the person with number 1 opens a gift first, then #2 and so on. When your turn comes up, you can either choose an unopened gift or "steal" one from someone else who has already opened up a gift. Choosing a gift for this exchange has been kind of a stressor for my husband and I. Some of his cousins truly have everything. This year I decided to make our gift - it will be interesting to see how it is received.
We chose Hanukkah coasters because the majority of the people at this party celebrate Hanukkah. The total cost (I am planning on making 8) is approximately $12.
One finished coaster. These are very easy and so much fun!!

In the end there will be two of each design.

5 more coasters to go!
This is a free pattern over at The Purl Bee