WIP Wednesday - Minnie!

Minnie mouse is Miss A's favorite.  Absolute favorite!  And she will scream it to the rooftops.  So naturally Miss A will transform to Miss Mouse on Oct 31st this year.  And I'm getting started on her costume.  In all truthfulness - it's super simple.  We are going with "modern" Minnie, which means pink, not red.  And I found the perfect material that I am currently making a fun and simple skirt with.   The nice thing?  She will be able to wear the skirt anytime.  She already has a perfect shirt for the costume so all that's left will be making the ears which I've also found tutorials on.  When I share the finished product I'll share all my sources as well.


Another thing that is on the sewing needle (get what I did there?) is a Minnie blanket.  I'm thinking we might save it for Christmas.  Although it's also super-simple, fleece with blanket-binding run around the sides, I've run into a bit of a dilemma.  Maybe you all can help.  I didn't pick up enough blanket binding so I went back yesterday.  Well, I didn't bring the blanket so naturally I bought the wrong pink blanket binding, its too bright.  After getting home I'm thinking they didn't have the right pink and my JoAnn's is currently having a closing sale because they have a new store opening up so they won't get it back in.  The new one doesn't open till November and I also really don't want to pay shipping (plus I can't color match well on the computer anyhow).  So here's my train of thought.  Could I do half the blanket with the one pink and the other half with the brighter pink?  There are bright and light pink stripes in the background of the blanket.  I'd love your opinions on this matter.  I really don't want to wait till November to finish it, even if it is a Christmas present.

 And of course I have knitting on the needles.  Who do you think I am?  I've been avidly working on a pair of pink baby leg warmers - the Nozky pattern.  I have one down, one to go and I want to make a hat to match (taking suggestions on that pattern).  I have till December but as you can tell from my whole post, I'm trying to get some things made ahead of time!  I've
also been reading a few books.  Just finished up The Yarn Harlot: Secret Life of a Knitter and listened to The 1st to Die by James Patterson (FINALLY).  I have most of the series in paperback but wouldn't start them till I read #1 in the series.  It was excellent and I will read more!

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  1. I wouldn't agonize about the binding--the print is so colorful and cute and will get the attention:) Sounds like you have enough to keep you busy without making the binding match a part-time job:)

  2. Lovely colors!

    Here'e my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-107/

  3. Miss A is going to look adorable as Minnie Mouse. I hope you post some pictures of her in her ensemble. I think the two pinks together would look fine. The cute print on the fleece will be the focus.

  4. I thought they were fingerless gloves..they are adorable

  5. I love the two-tone pink binding idea. I've done similar on placemats and table runners when there isn't enough of one fabric to go around. It's not a mistake, it's a design. Thanks for telling me where to find blanket binding also. I never knew I could get it at Joann's.

    1. Yes, go to the area where they sell zippers and bias tape. I was just going to buy bias tape for the edges then I saw the blanket binding and love the look.


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