January 14, 2009

The Bag That the Cat Was In

A boring, unworn, and relatively unflattering grey sweater is now a bit more fun with some lace trim!

grey sweater with lace

The blue fabric is just regular quilting cotton, cut into two-inch strips and fed through a bias tape maker. The lace is salvaged from a somewhat odd organizer meant to hang on a hanger (what tiny objects do you put into a closet into lace pockets?)

grey sweater with lace (detail)

How cool are these buttons? Thanks, Lex! I was waiting for the perfect place to put them.

And now I think it's time to let the cat out of the bag, since I don't think I can take camouflaging photos any more:



Whoo-hoo! A tiny baby being baked as we speak! Hence all the baggy shirts being made of late...

18 comments:

M. B. Karger said...

Ah-ha! Woo Hoo! Congratulations! The new cardigan, like all of your re-cons, is so great. Happy new Baby on the way!

Kim said...

Congrats Mama!!!

3XMom said...

congratulations!!!!

Katharina said...

Congratulations! :)

The sweater looks great too.

*Sarah* said...

!!! Congratulations! That is sooo exciting.

ANI said...

Congratulations! The sweater is lovely, and is perfect for not camouflaging!

mwg said...

The new reincartion of the sweater is adorable and I loved the way you let that cat out - very cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna,
How exciting is that new baby???!!! Cute cardi, by the way :O) Do you know which it is--boy or girl?
I've so enjoyed seeing Lara's "doings" and watching her get bigger. You three surely have a lot of fun! My daughter Molly is almost 22 now (our only) and I miss the little girl stuff. I found your blog when you were over on WR.
I'd like to send Lara a Valentine card. May I? My e-mail is robynmcmurry@verizon.net I live in the boonies of northern Wisconsin, in the northwoods.
So, if I may have your mailing address, I'll send a card off pretty soon, first of Feb. I'm making cards tonight and having LOTS of fun!
Thanks so much! :O)
Robyn McMurry

Lasagna said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

You put stockings into tiny lace pockets! Love - Nancy

Karen said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS! Such exciting news! What does Lara think of the whole idea?
Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy!
:)

Hugh & Hollie Carson said...

Congrats! When are you due? How far along are you? I'm due in August!

Christy Michelle said...

Congrats! I thought I saw a possible baby bump in an earlier post.

cecile said...

Congratulations !
Cecile

Julie said...

Wow! Congratulations!!!

foodsmith said...

Does it seem strange to you that complete strangers follow your life and doings? Even though I know this is the "new normal" in the internet age, it's a little strange to me. So I'm delurking, and along with giving you a hearty congrats, I want to thank you for your blog. I'm a new mom, and I found that the process of pregnancy and having a baby totally awaked my long-dormant creative side. I've appreciated getting ideas and inspiration from you, and next year I plan to make your cardboard kitchen for my little guy. It's perfect for us, as we live in a tiny Hong Kong apartment, and we're trying to avoid buying stuff that we'll either have to sell or ship back to the States. Thanks again,
Monte

Lukshmi said...

OMG, congratulations!!!! So happy for you guys!! You look amazing -- and so excited that Lara is going to have a little sibling!!

Roberta said...

Congratulations! Babies are a blessing!