Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Workbasket April 1954 - Dutch Boy Marcus "Max"

This is the fourth doll in their 12 doll series. He is very handsome all decked out in blue.  I love the windmill in the background.  Enjoy.

Please let me know if you stitch him up.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Workbasket March 1954 - Miss India

This is the third doll in their 12 doll series. She is very pretty in her sari I am beginning to think they love french knots.  I do to so it is all not that bad.  Enjoy.

Please let me know if you stitch her up.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Socks Galore

Lots and Lots of Socks
{First let me say I know it is Tuesday but my scanner really bit the dust today.  So I will scan something at work and post it tomorrow.}

I told you awhile back that I was planning on making socks for my entire family that would turn out to be 22 pairs of socks and most of them need to be done before August.  So far I am trucking along just fine because it has only been one birthday a month.  I am enjoying and hating it at times.  The good still outweighs the bad. 

The ones orange ones were the first ones I made in January for my niece that turned 16.  The ones still on the needles were done in February for my niece that turned 14.  I just did not get a chance to take a picture of the finished product. 

The next pair were I a bright purple pair for my nephew in February that turned 12. I was finishing them on the way to the party and did not get a chance to take a picture. Yes bright purple for a boy. He is autistic and loves purple he says it is his power color. I am not sure what that means but at least he likes them and wears them a lot.

The green ones for my nephew that turned 13.  He wears a camo jacket all the time so I thought these would go well with it until I hit the middle of the ball and this blue yarn appeared. Trust me I did not see any blue on the outside of that skein. It still looks manly and nice. 

The last pair are the purple ones for my Mother-in-Law she got them on Saturday.  Her actual birthday is St. Patrick's Day but I thought I would make a pair her favorite color instead of green. 

That is five pairs down 17 pairs to go. I am exhausted and my fingers hurt but I still want to make more so that is a good sign.  Off to knit a pair pants for Mr. Foster  I have already finished his sailor hat.

What do you do that stresses you out but you still love?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fun New Project!

Wrist Cuffs

About two months ago I got it into my head that I wanted a wrist cuff with embroidery on it.  I have seen several on-line and thought hey I could make that.  So went about making several terrible ones and to small and to big and so on. 

The first successful one was the first one in this picture. It was made of felt and backed with cotton flower fabric.  After wearing the felt one for awhile it started to get all fuzzy and worn looking.  I decided I needed a different medium. 

The second one is the one I made for Drewzel.  It was embroidered on cotton and backed with cotton fabric and I put some padding it it to make it a little stiffer.  I really like how it turned out and I even found a snap kit so it would snap close instead of the buttons I did on my original one.  The third one I am not that crazy about it but it has grown on me a bit.  I do really love the fabric on the back so I wear it inside out.  The fabric is vintage 1970's fabric I bought on eBay about 6 years ago. I originally made a skirt with it and wore that skirt out. I still have some remnants left so it was perfect for this project.  What do you think?


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Workbasket February 1954 - Miss Mexico "Margarita"

This is the second doll in their 12 doll series.  She looks so sweet in her shawl and the flower in her hair.  I do find it a bit disturbing that the bull has already been stabbed and in this picture. 

Please let me know if you stitch her up.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Work Basket January 1954 - Miss USA

Miss USA
This is a series they did in 1954 they had 12 international children they featured throughout the year.  The first one being Miss U.S.A.  She looks so cute walking her dog him her shawl and mini heels.  I hope you stitch her up.

I will be posting as many as I have in the next few weeks.  I am having a blast going through all the Work Basket Magazines and seeing all the projects and fun advertisements.  Now if only I could send away for their $1 patterns I would be set for life.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sneak Peak for Steph

Sneak Peak
I shipped off Steph's package yesterday here is a just sneak peak at a little something that is on its way to her.   I hope you enjoy all of the goodies Steph.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Workbasket March 1951 - Patrick

Workbasket March 1951

I apologize for not posting yesterday my scanner at home is not working.  I am not quite sure what happened but this just maybe the excuse I need to get a new printer and scanner.  I swear it broke on its own.

Workbasket March 1951 - PatrickA while ago I won an auction for a lot of 100 Workbasket magazines they range from 1951-1962.  I have not had a chance to look through them all and decide what to share there are so many ideas in them.  I thought this one would be fun because it is March and St. Patrick's Day is coming up.  I know you are eager to embroider Patrick.  I know I am.  He looks so dapper in his suit and hat.  If you embroider him let me know.  I would love to see him all stitched up.