Sunday, November 11, 2007

May I introduce you...


...to the gnomes?

Many thanks to K for helping to pick out the backing. It's perfect!

We went to Babies R Us last night to register and I saw some soft blocks and thought "How hard could those be?"

So I made a cube today.

"Cube" being a term that is loosely used in this particular context. It seems that making a cube requires some precision in both cutting and sewing. Patti, these are right up your alley.

You'll be happy to know that I've recovered my sanity after having briefly considered making one of these for each letter of the alphabet.

And look what I did. I've got a bird...
...and a bee.

7 comments:

Patti said...

LOVE the gnomes!! Is the tan color linen? The blocks are great. I think Amy is making blocks also. Right, Amy?

I knitted a baby mitten yesterday. No thumb. One down and one to go...

erica said...

Yep, linen. Perhaps Amy could pass along the secret to block success. Though if that secret involves patience, I may be up the creek.

kdh said...

wow the gnomes came out GREAT! I'm so proud of us for perserving through a weird G street calico experience to find the perfect fabric!

Cubes sound very very hard, but I never did well in geometry. The potential for hand sewing seems high.

Erica said...

I suspect that may have been part of my cube problem, as well--that I tried to minimized the amount of handsewing I had to do.

patti said...

Amy might be able to help but be warned..it involves a PATTERN!

erica said...

Oh dear. And suppose along with that will be the need for precise measurement. I may be in trouble.

amy said...

the blocks are in progress. will let you know how they turn out. hopefully we will have a block by the end of the weekend if a little baby boy will let me get sewing. and yes there is a pattern.

congrats, erica on your little boy. baby boys are so much fun. i had oliver crafting with me from the start.