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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Little About Me, Little About You

Making : knitted hats to send to Japan
Cooking : up a plan to get out of bed!
Drinking : not a dang thang!
Reading: 60 Quick Baby Knits
Looking: at my computer screen
Playing: Words With Friends (always)
Wasting: time wishing I had more of it
Sewing: well, so many things.  Latest is newborn baby hats out of stained tshirts for babies at a Houston area charity hospital (LBJ)
Wishing: I had more time in a day
Enjoying: Knitting on Fridays at Starbucks, 10am in Town Center!
Waiting: for more Pandora charms!
Liking: that I chose my spouse so wisely!
Wondering: when I will see my grandkitty again
Loving: that my friends call me to go out to lunch!

Hoping: that I will have a productive day today
Marveling: at how smart my grandson is, and how fast he’s growing
Needing: Pandora charms, James Avery charms, fabric, yarn, knitting needles…
Smelling: nothing…I think that is a good thing!
Wearing: the usual, tshirt & shorts, my year round outfit!
Following: the education crisis in Texas
Noticing: that all 3 of my kiddos seem happy
Knowing: that I woke up above ground, again today, yea!
Thinking: too much, should DO more, and THINK less
Bookmarking: all the projects I am going to do in my 200 year lifetime

Opening: my refrigerator to get some string cheese
Giggling: when Tanner does something bad (and I shouldn’t laugh!)
Feeling: tired, always
This was inspired by a post at this fantastic blog:

Friday, March 18, 2011

Little Baby Hat

I made some little newborn baby hats out of some scraps from making my grandson some boxer briefs from infant sized pants & some undies from onesies.

Here's the leftovers from the bottom of a pair of the infant pants, cut open on one side, and laid down, right sides together!'s already has a hem!  Great!  Now, let's put the template on it!

Trace around the curve!  Then sew on the drawn line.  Cut out, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.

Oh, boy, Sponge Bob Square pants legs, too!  :)

Then, there were the onesies!  I had cut the bottoms off of them to make some undies for Tanner!  So, I had the tops of the onesies left, and most of them were so masculine, they really didn't lend themselves to be little girl tshirt dresses!

Now, turn it inside out!

Place the template on it...this does NOT have an already made, we're gonna have to add an inch or so, so that we can turn that inch under for a hem!

Trace around, cut along the bottom edge, sew on the line around the crown, cut out leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance and hem.  You really do not need to finish the bottom edge of the hat before hemming, because knits don't ravel!  Upcycling clothing this way into new clothing...the stretch is always going the right way!  If you make these out of yardage (or scraps from your knit fabric stash), make sure the stretch is going horizontal, around the head!

Here's what I was able to get done!

Here's what the boxer briefs looked like.


Janetta, living life...usually crazy!