Saturday, March 17, 2012

19 Months Tomorrow, Wow!!

My little guy is getting so big!! Well, not really big, but he will be 19 months old tomorrow. I can't believe he has been here that long.

Here are a couple of pics that I snapped this week. He is about 23 lbs now, and a little over 30", definitely the smallest baby we have ever had! But, oh he has come a long way from 5 lbs!!
He is in a pair of fleecy shorties from hyena cart and a matching upcycled tee by momma! The cool part, it was a tee that belonged to my 8 yr old and now my 19 month old is sporting it happily!!

I will have a lot of baby upcycles next sunday available on my hyena cart!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Love to Dye Yarn!! My Newest Addiction!!

So when I learn a new hobby somehow I end up going all in everytime! I couldn't be happy just learning to knit, I really wanted to make my own colorways! Now don't get me wrong, my yarn trunk is now overflowing! I love to BUY new yarn as much as I like to knit. But I thought it would be fun to learn how to do it.

My first time I started off with some yucky yarn that I bought at Joann's that was a lt yellow colorway. I didn't care for it much, so I thought I couldn't harm it! I threw it in the crockpot, added some koolaid on top of it and let it steam. This was what I ended up with. I did it a few times.

The middle one I decided to try and knit a cabled hat for my cousin. I think it turned out pretty cute!

Then I decided to try Wiltons colors and threw them into the crockpot. A little more muted, didn't really get the colors I was going for.

Did Wiltons again but this time I decided to paint it on and then steam. I think it turned out a little better.
Knit up into these!

Then I ordered some marr haven yarns and tried to dye it using wilton dyes. Believe it or not these were all boy colors, but I kept getting pink girly colorways!!

So I went back to a white yarn and wiltons in the crockpot and got this one which turned into these.

Getting close!
So I ordered some more yarn, this one was just a Plymouth Yarn, and I ordered acid dyes from Dharma Trading. Painted this one and then steamed it. I call this one All Boy!

And then yesterday I dyed some cestari fine yarn with acid dyes. I am calling this one Tropical Thunder. I like it and can't wait to see how it knits up!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lots of Custom Tees Find a Home!

My very favorite thing to do lately, make custom tees to match longies and shorties! Besides sewing for my own baby boy, I have been doing quite a few for the mamas on hyena cart!

I am very thankful for all the work mamas have given me lately! I really enjoy what I do and am so thrilled that I can do it from home and take care of my kids at the same time!

Here are just some of the tees that I have sent out lately! I will be stocking custom slots in my hyena cart in late March for April customs if you need one!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Oh I have been so busy!!

I have been so busy lately! Business has really picked up for me and Spring baseball season has begun too! We are little busy bees around here! And my baby boy, well he is now 18 months old and busier than ever!! And his favorite thing to do right now, go into mommy's sewing studio, snatch a piece of fabric off the shelves and RUN! It's funny, but I try so hard not to laugh. Refolding is becoming old really fast!

So much to share! Lots of sewing getting done, lots of knitting too. I am dyeing my own yarns now(not for sale, just for little ole me!) and that is addicting!

I will share just a couple of knit sets with tees tonight and try and share more over the next few weeks! Going to try and pick back up on this, I haven't been a very good blogger lately!!

This was a set that I finished last month. I dyed the yarn myself with the crock pot and wilton food dyes. It didn't turn out how I wanted it, so I threw a little more color in at the end and let it keep going. I was pretty pleased with the colors in the end, and I love the way it knit up. No fighting this one at all! I made a lochness monster tee to go with it, the colors were screaming ocean to me, but I didn't want a boat or something plain. This one is still in my studio haven't decided whether to auction it this month or keep it! It's hard to let go when I make something that will fit little man!

This one was a mystery yarn that I bought off of hyena cart. Single ply so it does pill more than I like, but the colorway I just fell in love with!
And my little man wearing it! He has lost all his chub!!
This was my latest custom out the door this week. Surf wagon tee and longies knit up with Mosaic Moon Coastal Sunset. I adore this colorway. Thank goodness I have another skein to do Tristan a pair,not sure I would have let this go without it!
And these pictures were taken today. Not the best pictures at all. Little man was so interested in the man next door washing out his paint roller that he could only stand there and stare!

This colorway is called "Frankie", not sure who dyed it. I bought it in 2 seperate scrappy lots on hyena cart. I love these shorties! They yarn is cestari fine and I love to knit with it!! The best part is that it is very low pill! Love that the most! And we had a tee that I had bought for winter never worn that matched perfectly! I just cut the sleeves off! I do have another tee in the works for it, mama made, but just haven't had the time for me sewing in the last couple of days!


That is it for now! I promise to share more often!