Friday, January 30, 2015

Project Fancy Pants Complete!

David will be stylin’ in these handwoven houndstooth pants come Oct-April! The fabric is woven with 100% cotton so they are super soft and thick! They are 18-24 mo size for winter weather. I am thinking of making a matching suit coat and bow-tie… since there is plenty of time to plan it all out!  Oh yeah, and I'm also going to sew him a white button up shirt.  It will be the complete handmade outfit!



It will be like being wrapped in soft dishtowels all day long… oooohhh… ahhhh… who wouldn’t want to be wrapped up in soft dishtowels?! I’m a little jealous! I’ll have to make some in my size.


The cool thing is, if I run out of fabric, I can just make some more! Forget Hobby Lobby and the fabric stores... 17 years down the line, I could totally re-make these for his senior prom... because he's going to love them THAT much.

Here are some pics from photoshoot we did yesterday afternoon, just for fun.






And since it's Superbowl weekend, Grandmama in Washington sent him this wonderful shirt!  We are not sports people, so someday if he wants to follow sports or do sports, I will support him, but I will be doing much learning along the way!  Anyway, for now... Go Seattle Sea Hawks!

Monday, January 26, 2015

A few pictures from this weekend

I think we look good together!  He's my buddy.




When I wasn't chasing the baby, I worked a little bit more with the squares draft.



And here is some colors added in.  I think if I do choose to use color, I will have to be careful with my selection and use colors from the same color family.  This is still just a sample.


These squares are super fun!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Square Samples

I have been working a lot with squares lately!  I don't know why, but I love squares right now.  They are so predictable, but you can do a lot with them.

Here is one in 3/1 twill.  I was worried about the stability of the fabric and wondered if it would curl with washing, but it didn't!  I will work more with this pattern later!



These squares are done in summer and winter, only because I have an 8-shaft loom.  If I had a 24-shaft loom, I would do them in 3/1 twill so that I could use whatever colors I want to use!  Right now with them woven in summer and winter, I am somewhat limited on my color choices because the colors will mush if I put too many in.  I will still experiment, but I have to be careful with the combinations I come up with.


Our little guy David is growing like a weed!  He is 9 months old already!  And he is as cute as ever!  He stands up on EVERYTHING now... and when he takes a spill, he rarely cries!  That is AWESOME!  He's a tuff little dude!




We had a beautiful rainstorm blow in this week and look at how it was sunny and cloudy at the same time!  It was a beautiful day!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Fancy Pants

My current project is weaving fabric for new pants for David!


I was going to make them in his next size up, but the fabric is very thick so I might go for the next size after that so it will be wintertime next year (18-24 mo size).  These will be awesome!  I have had a goal to make him hound's tooth pants for months now.  I'm glad to finally sit and do it!

Speaking of hound's tooth, I can now share with you the Christmas gift I made for my sister.  I wove her a blanket in hound's tooth, but I had to weave in with doubleweave because my loom is too small to do it the regular way.


It turned out perfect!  You could hardly see the fold when it was all washed up.  And she loved it!  She loves ANYTHING hound's tooth!

And of course, David is growing SO fast!  He's almost 9 months old now!  We are just ecstatic about everything he does!  He is pulling himself up onto furniture now, crawling on his knees, and talking a little tiny bit now, too!  Brian installed this little pull-up bar under the window so he can look outside whenever he wants to...





And we are loving our biking trips!  I still have to work up to a daily biking trip, but we go at least several times a week right now.  David sleeps the whole way!  
 We keep him nice and warm and cozy!



David also has grown a lot of teeth!

Check out this super cute smile: