Sunday, January 8, 2012

Crafting Filled Weekend!

Well, my fabric did not arrive on Friday as planned so I didn't get to work on my sewing project until today. Instead, Friday I finished up my Fun Fur scarves and delivered them, worked on my blog some, had a photo shoot with Steph and the children, and then went out to eat Chinese with the family.

Me, Lulu, and Steph
Saturday was a designated crochet day for the mickey mouse hat my sister wanted me to make a few weeks back. I did end up finishing it finally after finding my yarn. It turned out pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself. I also began teaching myself to knit with the help of a lovely book and DVD kit. Didn't turn out exactly perfect, but ya know... I tried.

My knitting teacher
My little bit of knitting
Today, instead of packing up to head back to school, I started and finished my first sewing project! How exciting, right? I'm surprised it turned out as well as it did without the help of my Grandma (all knowing sewing lady). So, for my first sewing project I decided to make a crochet hook case. Simple, I thought, but it was more complicated than it looked at first. It took me most of today, started around ten this morning and finished around four. Of course, there were many mistakes involved and undoing, redoing, and attempting perfection once again. Even though it didn't end perfectly perfect, I think my awesome fabric choice helped out. I was able to find some super cute sheep fabric from Sew Fine Fabric store on Etsy. Absolutely love it!

Love my fabric!
Crochet hook case - front
Love the ribbon :)
My attempt at a back pocket, complete with snaps :)
Inside - Purple, my favorite
Needle pocket - my metal needles are so short you can't see them!
Got my hooks organized by size :)
Scissor pouch, my cute new scissors :)
Very first sewing project - COMPLETE!
Cannot wait to make my matching project bag!

Well, what do you think? (:


  1. Nicely done! I've been trying to sew more lately and I LOVE it. Some day.. I'll learn to knit and crochet. ;)

  2. Thanks :) I think it turned out pretty well. And crochet is easy to learn! Knitting is going to take me some practice.