Sunday, August 11, 2013

Productivity is still happening.

Lots of little makes going on over at my kitchen table and the couch.

Another two little knits finished.

Baby ballet cardigan made from Sirdar Bamboo/wool.
Pattern is Snuggly baby crofter DK number 1931
Not bad for a first try I thought...I still have a few issues about tension but we'll get there one day.
I have knitted a little stripy hat in blue and white if it is a little boy but it has been packed in the bag already and is in the car. 
Some of you have seen it at my instagram page. (erinbillybuttondesign)
It was knitted out of Drops wool which I like, but my local shop has decided to change wool brand to Sirdar.   I liked Drops as it was easy to knit with for a new knitter, I am not having as much success in the neat look department with the Sirdar.

I made a second set of bunting...if it is a girl out of my Little Apples stash and seeing that I haven't had time to do a quilt for this little one yet, I just spruced up its cot blankets with a bit of binding.
And I have started a back to front swoon block. (with my rainbow charm pack and the scrap box)

At the beginning I was making only two scrappy swoon blocks to make as pillows while I was waiting for the others to catch up to where I am (nine blocks made) but it has taken me about four weeks to finish one block and now I have an idea/dream to make another three and make a smaller quilt. (another UFO)  I am thinking of changing the kona grey shades in the next two blocks.
(this was ash and medium grey)
I forgot how big the blocks are.  They may be too big as a cushion.

You do need a clear head when you are making a swoon block and even clearer when making a scrappy swoon block...something I may do not have at the moment.  I hope to have another made in the next day or two.

Unfortunately my sewing and knitting has not stopped me from buying a few bundles from Fluffy Sheep Quilting store and M is for make.
A bit of Nordika

Look at those lovely kona solids

Happy go Lucky bundle

Bits and bobs from Kate at M is for Make.  My yellow leaves have already been used in my swoon block.

The comment of the week was with a raised eyebrow, 'I thought you had stopped buying fabric?'
I replied,  'Really...did I say that? I must be suffering from absentmindedness.'

Happy Sewing



  1. That wee jacket is adorable! Love the binding on the blankets! And the bunting! This swoon looks very different - guess the greys will float on a sea of rainbow colours in 'the quilt'!

    Great shopping - you are just stocking up for when baby arrives! Love the yellow leaves!

  2. Gorgeous fabric choices and your baby makes are so cute! Whether it's a boy or a girl it's going to be adorable :)

  3. You're so funnt! Great haul! The baby ballet cardigan is the cutest and those blankets and bunting are adorable! The scrappy swoon is brilliant! If I ever get round to making one I might copy you! :)

  4. I love how your double sewing "just in case". The goodies you are making are just fab and will make a new baba feel right at home :)

    PS - your (and Fi's) scrappy swoons are 100% my favorites in the whole Swoon 2013 group. Gorgeous.

  5. Sweet baby jacket, this will be a very stylish baby :)

  6. So fun, and getting so close I imagine. I can relate to the absentmindedness--I have a feeling I won't be free from it come baby's arrival!!

  7. Hahaha I love the comment of the week and you're offhand response! I wouldn't have said that, you must be mistaken. Loooove the Swoon block with reversed neutral and colour. Great idea. Yes, they do take a lot of concentration don't they. How much longer to go?


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