Archive for the ‘Stitchin’ Time’ Category

juggling balls and carry bag

Posted on July 21st, 2012 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

Papa and Mimi are coming from NY for the baby’s birth, and all Zia can talk about is Papa teaching her to juggle and Mimi teaching her to dance and twirl a baton. I’m not so sure about the baton (since I haven’t procured one yet) but dancing and juggling will definitely be in full […]

backpack for an indian girl

Posted on July 8th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

I had a whole list of things to make for Zia’s birthday as soon as I leafed through Oliver + S Little Things to Sew. But I had to be realistic. If I didn’t pick just one or two projects, I’d be completely overwhelmed. Besides, the library (for whatever reason) won’t allow renewals of that […]

dress for an indian princess

Posted on July 7th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

For her birthday, Zia asked for an Indian princess dress. I have to confess, I dove for my computer and searched wildly on Amazon, but didn’t find anything that seemed just right. So I resigned myself to make it. It turned out to be easier than I thought. I found a piece of faux deerskin […]

easy peasy cozy poncho

Posted on June 30th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

We love to drive with our windows wide open, especially on these hot, hot days.  But for Zia in the back seat, the wind can be a little too strong, and she ends up shivering and huddled under a blanket. I decided a cozy poncho would solve the problem: she could slip it easily over […]

birthday hats (and skirts)

Posted on May 26th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

My sister’s baby, Madeline, is turning one year old!  To celebrate, I stitched up a couple of reversible summer hats. The pattern is the Oliver + S Bucket Hat.  Have I mentioned how much I love Oliver + S? I made the Small, which fits 12-24 months.  The pattern sizes range from 6 months to […]