Friday, May 22, 2009


Here is another tube top I made using fine, fuzzy, grey wool. The pattern is the same as the regular tube top below but I added small cables all around with ribbing at the top and the bottom. Super warm!


I've had a small ball of fine, fuzzy, pink wool sitting around for a long while and for the sake of using it, I knitted a tube top. The pattern is easy [when I wing things like these, I never write down number of stitches or the needle size!]. With a pair of circular needles, begin by ribbing 2 to 4 inches for the hem, knit around as long as you want and rib again at the top. The ribbing will stretch making it easier to slip on and off. What I absolutely love about this is the fact that it is a one piece, no-seam tube top!! Due to the lightness of the wool, I need to sew a light pink lining inside which I haven't gotten around  to doing yet. You can also add extra decorations by pinning fabric or knit flower brooches!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


First of all let me say, aren't these fabric boots absolutely pretty? I was excited to pick up from the library Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle by Tone Finnanger. Even though it's not Christmas, I couldn't help myself from trying to sew these cute fabric boots! The patterns provided in the book do not include seam allowances so I used 1/8 inch seam allowance. I also traced the boot pattern as is without enlarging it which resulted in 6 inch long boots. I used some black paint to define the sole and heel. Finally, I sewed little gold rings at the top for easy hanging. 

Sunday, May 3, 2009


  1. Complete Guide to Needlecraft by Reader's Digest
  2. Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs by Zoƫ Mellor
  3. Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Marion Edmonds
  4. Knitted Toys by Jean Greenhowe
  5. Knitting for Dummies by Pam Allen
  6. Knitted Toys by Sharon Welch
  7. Cowl Girls: The Neck's Big Thing to Knit by Cathy Carron
  8. Hattitude: Knits for Every Mood by Cathy Carron 
  9. Itty-Bitty Toys: How to Knit Animals, Dolls, and Other Playthings for Kids by Susan B. Anderson 
  10. Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits  by Hansi Singh 


  1. Complete Guide to Sewing by Reader's Digest
  2. Zakka Sewing by Therese Laskey
  3. Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle by Tone Finnanger
  4. Simple Sewing with a French Twist by Celine Dupuy
  5. Romantic Home Sewing by Christina Strutt
  6. Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson
  7. Sew and Stow by Betty Oppenheimer
  8. Bend the rules sewing by Amy Karol
  9. Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner
  10. Sew Teen: Make your own cool clothes by Sheila Zent
  11. Lingerie Secrets by Jan Bones