This blog post is really just to keep me honest! I have WAY too many unfinished projects.
Baby Girl Cardigan:
A few weeks back I decided I was going to try a new project. I grabbed some baby yarn that Paul had picked out and got to work following this pattern - Swing Set Cardigan. You need to have a Lion Brand account to view it. Sign up, it's free!
I finally got all the pieces done and put it together. Aside from one sleeve being a bit wider than the other, I think it turned out pretty good for the 1st time. I still have to sew on a cute button & weave in the tails. (I hate that part the most). I'll be sure to update you with photos!
Face Cloths turned Facial Pads:
I had some cute Red Heart Eco-Cotton Yarn in Candy Marl. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. I began making a face cloth by following a pattern for a granny square with a rounded center. I thought it would be an easy project to do on the road since it's small, compact & easy. As soon as I got home, I changed my mind. I have a bunch of terry face cloths now and I hardly use those. What is the sense in making more. What I could use more of is cotton balls or cotton pads to apply Lavendar Witch Hazel Toner to my face. I recently had to purchase another package of cotton. And being tha I want to limit single use items in our home, why not make some facial pads with my cotton yarn. I think they'd make great scrubbies too for make up removal & exfoliating. I plan on following the following patterns 1 & 2 ... or just making a simple 2-3 inch round. Now I'll just need to find my mesh bag for delicates. I'm sure it's somewhere.
I also plan on sewing some square flannel cloths of about the same size. I think the flannel may end up better for toner application and the scrubbies better for face washing. I won't know until I test them out.
I believe that will limit my cotton use to nail polish remover only. Not too shabby.
I haven't picked up my machine in forever, but I seriously need to get onto tailoring a few things or I'll have these stacks of clothes sitting in the sewing basket FOREVER.