Mittens for this fall

For this fall I wanted Sara to have new mittens. The snow-gloves still fit her, but the last year´s mittens are a bit small. I used the medium size of the mittens’ pattern of “Little things to sew”. It is a very nice pattern, quick and easy to follow. I used a very soft and nice cotton fleece, but I thought it was not thick enough. I first thought of lining the mittens, following the construction of ikatbag. You can even make mittens for the snow with the same technique and Liesl´s pattern (see here). But at the end I decided to quilt two pieces of fleece and treat it as a single layer.



I like so much the pattern that since then I have already sewed two more pairs 🙂

Some of the last DIY-projects

Here are some of the self-made things finished in the last months:

    A summer-handbag for Sara
    Actually a reversible one that she has enjoyed a lot in the summer months.
    The idea and the pattern are taken from this blog. I used some vlieseline to make it stiffer.
    A sun-toy for Pablo
    A great idea for babys using fabric scraps taken from Joel, a great crafter.
    Frames for organizing the pantry
    A dress/top and a matching headband
    The dress is from a burda pattern. Sabine encouraged me to start sewing with this project. Thanks!! I also made the trousers to be used with it next summer, as this year is still more like a dress.
    Reversible bag for the Kindergarten
    Using a pair of wool trousers that got felted. And one of the first neddle-felting projects. Just great and Sara loves them.