She believed she could. So she did.

Monday, November 7, 2011

"Being Crazy Isn't Enough"

Dr. Suess once said, "Being crazy isn't enough!" And he's right. When it comes to anything except a scarf or maybe a square, you have to count stitches and know where to put your hook. Do you see where I changed putting my hook between stitches to putting it under the stitches where it's supposed to go? Look carefully... It sorta just looks like ribbing or something fancy like that. When I first started this little hat from Posh Patterns, it looked like a pancake, but I kept going and luckily it turned out hat-ish... Now if Anna-Jane will just wear it. That's the real trick.

Here she is...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Our Little Angel

Milly's school celebrates All Saints Day on November 1. She was our little angel. This was the 2nd angel costume I made. Mother and I thought we would be all crafty and smart and make the first one during the summer when we had the time. We really thought we would be ahead of the curve. But... she grew out of the first one by the time the event rolled around, so we were up sewing late into the night like always. I was even able to make a big mess by bumping into a can of red tempera paint on Mildred's art easel that splattered all over the wall. It really added to the Halloween effect of the night. My boo-boo on this one was the casing for the elastic. I sewed it on the outside instead of the inside. Oops...