Friday, January 6, 2012

Something Fun for Mom

I made a knitting needle roll for my mom for Christmas using this tutorial from MadebyLoulabelle. I used one of our new Japanese fabrics from Kei for the outside, Live Life Birds in Dusty Purple. I don't know if those are eyebrows on those owls but they're great fun to look at. Add in some Echo Moira in Catalina for an accent because the color just matches that accent in the feathers, not to mention that I adore the print. (Sorry the Catalina is sold out now but we are getting more!)

I'm not good with patterns but this tutorial was very straightforward and I hardly said any bad words while making it. I got all my pieces the right size and in the right places. Admittedly, I didn't look at the direction of the birds when cutting that piece and I totally lucked out that they weren't facing sideways. That would have been a different post all together.

I lined the inside with some Essex linen and an Amy Butler print from my personal stash. The trim is Kona Sage. I'm just pleased that I finished it on time and without much fuss. Love you Mom!


  1. Cute! I want to make one of these for my daughter. #101 on the to-do list. :)

  2. I love how it looks like a kimono & obi. Adding this to my list also!

  3. So cute! Those fabrics look great together! :)