Sock animals are hard to make and take a while to finish because your sewing little pieces. We made this owl by cutting a couple small pieces for the arms and ears and sewing them to the toe part of the sock. It helps to cut along an existing edge/fold on the sock so that its one less side you have to sew. We stuffed each piece first before sewing it up.
When we got an egg Grill it needed to be up on a table so my husband made a table for it. He bought some 2×4’s and made a frame, and then cut out the circle for it to sit in at the top. He wanted to be able to move it so he put wheels on the bottom. Eventually we will stain it or paint it but for now we are letting it weather a little bit so the stain will stick.
My mom taught me how to Hem pants for my husband as they are always too long for him. Dress pants make me nervous to hem but it actually was pretty easy. I first had to cut off about an inch at the bottom because we had to bring it up about two inches. Once we cut that excess off we ironed the bottom exactly where we wanted the new bottom. We pinned it all into place at the very bottom so it wouldn’t shift around as I attached the hemming tape. Instead of buying the iron on tape , I got the kind that needed to be ironed on so it would last. It looks like ribbon but you sew it onto the bottom of the pants only to the end that was cut. I did that by using the sewing machine all the way around.
I started picking up knitting again this year. I made these 2 scarves out of Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn. The orange and pink one is for my daughter and the white one is for me. Each one is done with Seed Stitch – alternating knit stitch and purl stitch on an odd number of stiches. I love this yarn for scarves because it’s soft, thick and has a little stretch to it!