First Makes of 2017

I cannot even believe that I haven’t posted anything I’ve made in 8 months.  Not sure how that happened!  But it’s a new year and of course there are resolutions to be more organized, more creative , take more pictures, etc….  We’ll see how that works out.  Life has a funny way of intruding, doesn’t it?

After lots of last minute holiday crafting and wonderful house guests, I was itching to make something and preferably not something for the Etsy shop for a change.  I took advantage of all the great after Christmas sales at my favorite yarn and fabric places.  The discounts are so good that Santa should just wait until Dec. 26th to start shopping for me.

First I had fun making some new hats from Margeau Chapeau using chunky wool and giant needles.  Its so satisfying to finish a whole knitting project in an evening, but those needles were SO much bigger than my usual knitting! My hands were sore!  The hat above was actually made between Christmas and New Year.  I forgot to photograph the cute one from the cover I sent home with my sister-in-law.  Look at me, already breaking resolutions!

I also ordered a few sewing kits from Craftsy and set to work on the first one last weekend. It’s the True Colors Table Runner designed by Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock.  I loved the colors and fabrics included and it was nice to have them all selected for me for a change instead of making a mess auditioning fabrics from my stash.  It also sped up the process considerably!


It’s my first true start-to-finish make of 2017 and I’m hoping it’s the first of many.

Happy New Year!