Favorite Makes of 2018

My first favorite is my knitting tote I made from a tea towel my mom gave me.

We went to London together, so it brings nice memories to the forefront.

My love of tea towels goes back to my mom’s mom and I have a collection from her, my mom and my aunt who was from Germany.

I don’t know what made me decide to cut this one up and make a bag, but I am so glad I did!


Next, is a simple cowl I knit from a free pattern named Birthday Cake Cowl (found via Ravelry).

This seemed to be a perfect combination of yarn and pattern.



Another great pairing of pattern and yarn, my Hitchhiker!

I used Lion Brand Mandala yarn.

I wear this quite frequently and someone always comments on it!

Thank you to my friend Miss Jennifer for pushing me to try this pattern just when I had started knitting.

It took a long time to complete, but it was worth it.


Next, a pinterest inspired birthday cake for Eamon.

Anything that can make Eamon smile so sweetly is a favorite make!


Next, a great pairing of fabric and pattern!

My summer Gypsum skirt (pattern from Sew Liberated).


My Mama In a Stitch Telluride Sweater!

I started this and completed one panel….then I let it sit FOREVER,  powered through and finished.

Thankful I did!

I wear this EVERYDAY!

The perfect, throw over my pjs in the early morning sweater.


I think the next picture says it all!

When your girl wants to be a spider web for Halloween, you break out a hot glue gun and make it happen!


My Stitch Sampler Shawl!

This was a great learning project for me and it is a free pattern!


My favorite article of clothing I made this year-Sew Liberated’s Metamorphic Dress!

This dress is now making me rethink how I dress, what I actually need and how to make a wardrobe fit my life.

Making this started a cascade…I have cleaned out my closet and now have about 10 articles of clothing I wear, mixing and matching (besides scrubs for work and workout clothes).


My first project from this GORGEOUS book!

I will be making more from this book in 2019.


I loved making this with Mary!

She wears it every night.


There were other fun projects, but these are the ones I loved as I looked through all my pictures from the blog!

Have a great Christmas and New Years!

I’ll be back with scheduled posts in the new year.



11 thoughts on “Favorite Makes of 2018

  1. Marsha Noce says:

    What sweet smiles both of your children have. That cake for E was fantastic. You outdid yourself on it and he was so pleased. All your projects are just amazing. Your sewing is really getting quite advanced and your knitting is well past the beginning stages. I remember when you started both of these crafts. You are a quick study!


  2. Lucy Bowen says:

    Your favourite makes are mine too. You have made some fabulous things and made lots of people very happy, by the looks on their faces!


  3. Sandra Licher says:

    I love all your makes and it was fun to see them…it gets me inspired every time! What is the yarn you used for your stitch sampler shawl? Love it and I want to make one just like it! I always love your yarn choices and they’re not out of the ballpark expensive either.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s