Sunday, March 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Ethan!


My grandson turned 2 today! Ethan Christopher! So little man, Happy Birthday to you!!! We will celebrate next weekend!

This is my first dish cloth I have ever made! Yippee!! I knitted it, yeah I did. For me that is an accomplishment! It is a huge dish cloth. The pattern called for size 8 needles..to make a 10.5 inch cloth. Well next time I am using size 7 needles and having a finished size smaller. I do not like large dish cloths. I have not knitted since my daughter Keri was born 29 years ago! I couldn't remember much. I learned how to bind off last night from a book, thank God, or Yvonne would have received a phone call at 9 PM!




Let me introduce you to my new bunny! I designed her with my previous bunny makin experience from years ago when I owned Country Crafts in Massachusetts! I had a lot of fun making her...she is 16 inches tall and has printed fabric on the outer ears to match the dress! Let me know what you think!



This is Matty, or as my hubby calls her Matilda! Sewing Matilda! She is holding an old heirloom sewing spool. She is antique looking and has stitchery on her little pantaloons! I didn't get a good picture due to rushing to take one. I have fun making the dolls. Matty is 12 inches and made with medium tea stained fabric! I know you cannot see her dress but it has a little ruffle that goes around the lower half of her that is adorable. I designed the dress also; Matty is my own pattern too!
That is what I have been up to lately! Having fun making dolls and knitting. I would love to know what everyone else has been up to!

8 comments:

Carin said...

Erin your Matty and bunny are darling! I am impressed you can knit I swear when I try to knit.
Happy B-Day to your DGS!

Quilt Pixie said...

dishclothes are such a good way of remembering how to knit or crochet after a hiatus -- no matter what they look like they're still useful! :-) Yours turned out really well -- wouldn't have know it'd been so long if you hadn't said...

Libby said...

Happy Birthday to the little one *s*
Your dolls are adorable.

Yvonne said...

Ethan is such a doll! I can't believe he's already two. I think you did a good job on your dishrag and I love your dolls. How did you do your new header....I love it!

mamacrafty said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my page!~! I appreciate it!
Your dolls are gorgeous!~! I just love them!

Greenmare said...

Happy Birthday to the big boy!
your bunny and your doll are CUTE!!!

Teresa said...

Matty made me laugh...such a cute expression on her face. You do nice work!

Rhonda said...

Love that you knitted the dish cloth. Reminds me of the knitting that my grandma used to do and I "never" learned....Booowhooo!