Tuesday, October 16, 2007

it's the little things

Sometimes it is all about the little things. A little hat that I was commissioned to make. From the book knittng for peace.
A little snack bag for Libby. Blair made one over at wise craft. I knew it was right up Libby's alley. I used a Martha Stewart dish towel to make the bag, had Libby write "snack" on a piece of paper, pinned the paper to the fabric, and embroidered over her writing. It is now her most favorite thing that I have ever made her! EVER!

And, a little pile of loose ends from the vest. Hopefully, a little photo shoot today after school.
Remember, enjoy the little things.

41 comments:

Sheila said...

Your hat is totally awesome... and awww what a cute snack bag.

sheepish one said...

loving your -- i mean libby's -- snack bag. way cute! i really look forward to seeing the vest on her.

i'll keep your post's sentiment in mind today. Ü

Adrienne said...

Oh that hat is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!

Felicia said...

Love that groovy hat :)

nicole said...

Oh it's all so cute. The hat looks like a yummy soft-serve cone, and the snack back is adorable, especially the embroidery!

Bring on your vest!

kim said...

Ooh, I love the hat and the snack bag! Is that the EZ hat? Libby is the luckiest little girl Ev-ah! It IS all about the little things. Today, for me, it was a lunch hour filled with making felted acorns. So satisfying!

laurie said...

what a great hat + love the snack bag! beautiful photos too :)

Knitterella said...

That hat is so cool! Love it! Might have to buy the book just for the hat pattern!

LOVE the idea behind the snack bag too. Love the custom embroidery - LOVE it!

Just love all the little things! :)
Jill

Sarah said...

What a great environmentally thoughtful bag. What brand of waxed paper do you use? Totally ingenious. I fell in love with that hat one of the last times you knit it. It knits flat then pulls into a hat form right? You always impress me.

TLCknits said...

Adorable! ICECREAM!... That hat looks like ICE CREAM!!! oh.. did I mention I like ICE CREAM!!!!? Love Libby's bag!!!! wonderful little touches!

Meggie said...

The hat is adorable and I love Libby's little bag...so cute!

Kirsten said...

Love that hat!! I've gotta make one of those!

Anonymous said...

i have that booka nd i havent made anything from it... but now i need to make that hat! that is beautiful! and the pouch.. what a great idea. isnt it great having kids who appreciate handmade things?

Windy Knitty said...

That is just the cutest hat! Can't wait to see the vest!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am all ready to make your yummy apple cinnamon cake and wondered about the 6 oz. of cream cheese. Can you use an 8 oz. package maybe?

Thanks!
Michelle
mcrinthesticks@yahoo.com

barefoot rooster said...

I agree with knitterella: this post makes me think that I may NEED a new winter hat! Fall is finally here, after all. Thanks for being my very first commenter.

Kaet said...

that hat is really really lovely! as is libby's snack pack!

Ella said...

I'm really craving a soft cone now. Hmmm...

Denise said...

oh the hat is adorable..and I love the snack pack, so very cute.
Can't wait to see the vest.
:-)

The_Add_Knitter said...

Such a little post, but one of your best ever!!:)

KnitPastis said...

Oh man, this is a darling little snack bag you and Libby made together! I especially love the cheery print.

I bet you a chocolate chip cookie, no make that zucchini bread that Libby wears this vest to school on the next cold daywe have:)

Great sprialy hat.

amandajean said...

love the hat and the snack pouch. (great idea to have Libby write the word snack). I can see why she loves it.

Twisted Knitter said...

The snack bag is precious -- and so is that hat!

Mom needs a snack bag too ya know.

erin said...

i cannot wait to see that vest. cannot wait.

love that pouch. going to steal the idea of embroidering handwriting.

the hat is pretty sweet too.

Jess said...

Love the hat and the snack bag (esp the embroidery!) and I cant WAIT to see the vest. You knit so fast.

www.goneknitting.typepad.com said...

Very sweet little things!

Laura said...

That hat is amazing!!!!

Macoco said...

That hat is awesome! Does it stretch out a bit when you wear it? I'd be interested in seeing a modeled shot! :)

The snack bag is so sweet.

JudyMac said...

I love the snack bag, great for kids, and big kids :)
Fun hat!

Yarn It said...

That is adorable! I think my kids would love one. Cute snack bag too. You are so talented.

I will remember the little things - at this point, it is the only thing that keeps me going sometimes.

Dragonfly said...

fab hat...that book is going on my Amazon wish list!

Virtuous said...

I just looove the hat! What yarn did you use??

Look at you getting all crafty with your snacks! LOL

tiennie said...

Cute cute cute hat and snack bag! Very cool - no wonder she loves it!

JL said...

How sweet of that lunch box. I love the hat too, looks like a yummy ice-cream....

opportunityknits said...

The hat is sooo cute! and those are so scary :)

opportunityknits said...

I meant to type those yarn ends are so scary!

KeanaLee said...

The hat looks great, I love the color. Simple & so tasty looking!

Jody said...

Definitely, it's the little things! I love that you 'get this'...it can make all the difference in the world most days. Libby's new snack pouch is adorable. I just may have to learn how to sew zippers...cute!

Alisha said...

Great little hat!!

Cute snack bag idea!

sharyn said...

I love your blog, and since I also live in Pittsburgh (the city), I consider us to be neighbors. Did you say what yarn you used for the hat? I love it, and I have the pattern.

Belinda said...

That hat is too cute, I'm sure it would of been well received.