New Year, New Obsession

Welcome back! It’s been a slow winter for the blog so far, but that’s because it’s been a busy winter out in the real world! I’ve been baking up a storm, making butter cookies, jam thumbprints and pumpkin pies as well as spending an ENTIRE day juicing freshly foraged green apples for a big batch of hard cider.

I’ve also been rifling through thrift stores to ┬ástart a collection of knit sweaters for my very own Dream Coat because Colin got a serger for Christmas! His family was incredibly generous and gave him a Baby Lock “Diana” which has been out in our living room since the 25th and we’ve had so much fun playing with it!

Since we had a bunch of leftover fleece sitting in the craft room, I decided I would come up with a cool hood pattern for it. I sat and drafted for a while and eventually came up with a beautiful Elfin Hood.

Elfin Hood made from fleece scraps

Elfin Hood made from fleece scraps

Elfin Hood

Elfin Hood back view

The top panel and scarf are pieces from fleece that had been sitting around at my mother’s for quite a while without any purpose while the dark brown side panels were cut from larger scraps left over from making cloaks earlier this year. Oh, and by the way, those leaves are pockets too!

I was so excited about the project, that the next day, I went right ahead and sewed another!

Fire Sprite Hood made from fleece scraps

Fire Sprite Hood and Gauntlets

I didn’t have any more of the larger scraps, so I used smaller ones to create “flames” and even made a set of matching gauntlets. I’m so thrilled with the product and I thoroughly enjoyed sewing these hoods, so I am considering producing a few more for sale on etsy within the next couple months.