Saturday, October 16, 2010

Super Secret Trip Bag

SHHH! We are taking our kid on a super secret trip tomorrow. You'll never guess where. I've been super-secretly bursting with excitement for a month! As such, I needed a way to channel my energies without spending all our money prior to arrival :) So without further ado, I give you my WDW Bag:

I designed it myself. Because, while there are many, many things The Dis can do for a dedicated fan like me, try as I might, I never can find the perfect bag. I realize this is a very personal need, so I decided to make one for myself.

First of all, it had to be cute. Cute in that I'm-a-hip-momma-and-I-love-me-some-Mickey-Mouse kind of way. So when I found this adorable Heather Ross canvas (Far Far Away II series) I knew it was the fabric I needed. (Isn't it a fantastic coincidence that Disney is releasing Tangled this Thanksgiving?)

Secondly, it had to hold my Passporter, my Nikon DX40 (protected from other trinkets), my pressed penny books, maps, tickets, pressed pennies, a water bottle and sunscreen (so they don't get other things wet), my refillable mug, cell phone, and an XL sweatshirt. And of course, I didn't want anything bulky. So this is my design, and I am damn proud of myself.

(the map, ticket and pressed penny pockets on the outside for quick access)

(the roomy, and divided, interior)

(the back, and a great view of the print)

(the side mesh pockets for water and sunscreen)

I am in love with this baby! I'll let you know how the trip goes. I may not sleep tonight!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Baby Sweater Vest

Yet another knitted baby item. They're just so darn satisfying to whip up! No time at all, I tell you. I decided to switch things up by making a sweater vest, instead of a full fledged sweater this time. Hey, spring will eventually hit. And what little boy doesn't look amazing in a sweater vest?

I made this in Bella DK from Universal Yarns. You can find this Cable Vest pattern, in the Bella Babies - Book I, also from Universal Yarns. I've done enough projects in DK weight that I think I am done with it for a while. I've started a hoodie in a burnt orange worsted weight for something a little different. So far, I'm loving it. I'll post it when I'm done.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Baby Sweater IV

This is another fantastic baby pattern from Leigh Radford's One More Skein. This is Nash's Garter Stitch Sweater and I think it is adorable! I love the button styling on this pattern. I used grandmom's button stash again - an endless supply of fabulous finds. I can see this paired with a little pair of jeans and a t-shirt. What a styling little baby we're gonna have.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

De-Stashing V

More baby knitting has been done, and this all before we knew we are having another boy! This little cutie is called Baby Yeti; apropos, wouldn't you say? It's the perfect use for this fantastic fuzzy yarn. I found this yarn at Hobby Lobby (Baby Bee) a year ago for $2 a skein. So this cuddly little pullover cost all of $4 to create. I love a bargain!