For Christmas this year we drew names among the grandkids. Magnus drew Graham's name. I talked to Hil about a gift and we decided a sweater coat would be a good gift.
We talked about the design and I put pen to paper and got to work. I used thrifted sweaters as the coat fabric and flannel as the lining.
I am so happy with the results! I love how the color blocking makes the design pop.
The little buttons on the sleeve tabs are from my random stash. I purchased the toggles especially for this coat.
I feel like this is my most successful coat. I learned so many things with previous coats and I poured all that knowledge into this coat.
I recently made my first duffle bag. I have made simple totes and messenger bags in the past but nothing like this. It was a fun project and it really made me think about the process.
My parents gained 4 grandchildren this year and I was lucky enough to make outfits for all of them. Kate's blessing dress was my most recent project. I used the same cotton sateen as the previous outfits as well as some pretty beaded trim. Jordan and Lindsey both wanted a simple dress with a fuller skirt and a detail at the waist.
Upcoming projects include...