small projects (or more things made out of Echo!)

That seems to be the theme around here this week. After receiving an order of Lotta Jansdotter’s Echo, I’ve been using it in lots of projects. I’ve been finding it easy to pair with other things in my stash, which is always nice. The sign of a good line, I think!

Max got another pair of quick change trousers -

(side 1, with the great Lotta Ruta print paired with some Flea Market Fancy)

(and side 2, with Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet in yellow and a bit of Lotta Moira.)

{Oh, and for those of you who asked about the pattern for Max’s sweater – it came from an old knitting book of my grandmother’s. My mom thinks it may be a Spinnerin pattern. Unfortunately the only info on the pattern is Baby Pullover #17. A quick google search didn’t come up with anything for me, but I’ll keep looking.}

His pants match the Tova dress I made for myself out of the same print (mother & son matching outfits? hmm.. ) I chopped off some of the sleeve length to make this a summery short sleeved version. Not so appropriate for right now, but luckily we’re taking a little trip to Florida this winter, so I think this will be perfect. (and yes, the sleeves should be just a bit shorter – I guessed, and guessed wrong!)

Oh, and then I couldn’t resist making up another pair of quick change trousers for Max’s cousin, Aidan. I went with the Lotta Ruta in navy paired with a little Cake Rock Beach, with Echino panthers on the reverse.

I used a few of the scraps to make up some string blocks which became these two potholders — a very belated gift for a dear friend. And oops, she hasn’t seen them yet, so I guess I spoiled the surprise. (but after all this time, is it a surprise anyway?)

And lastly, not pictured, because I couldn’t really photograph it, a new crib sheet for Max’s travel crib. I’m kind of jealous, because I’d love to have sheets for our bed out of any of these prints!

So there you have it – lots of lotta! (and I’m not even over it yet, so you’ll probably see it popping up in a few other projects!) How about you? Have you used any of this line in any projects?

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16 Responses to small projects (or more things made out of Echo!)

  1. 1

    Lotta sheets?!!? Yes, that would be lovely! I’ve only made the baby quilt from Echo so far. Oh, and today I have an interview with Lotta!!! It’ll be up in a few hours.

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    Leah Buckley says:

    LOVE the tova dress in that fabric! I may have to do one as well…though at this point I’ve purchased fabric to make 2 different tova dresses and have yet to actually do one! I’ve never sewed myself clothes so I’m v. intimidated!

  3. 3

    Love the line…need to get me some! Of course Max looks good in anything!

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    Suzanne says:

    I especially love the selvage tags on the potholders

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    Becky says:

    I noticed the selvage tags also, cleaver!! I am off to make some pot holders. They look great as do the other projects. It is fun to watch Max grow. Beautiful!!

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    Susan says:

    I love. love. love. the potholders, and their adorable selvedge loops. Darling! As for Max, all I can say is Awwwwwwww! and Squeeeee!

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    Beth says:

    I love LOTTA too…great projects! Smiles~Beth

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    Kritta22 says:

    He is just so handsome!!!

    I haven’t made anything for any of those lines but will one day!

  10. 10
    fafaruban says:

    Comme il grandit, ton petit, une merveille, bizz

  11. 11
    LeAnn says:

    Love the fancy pants you made for little Max! It looks like he’s ready to crawl. The potholders were delightful, too.

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    Cindy says:

    Love all of your items!! And that Max- oh my, he’s just tooooo cute! Wow, has he grown!! You will have so much fun with him this Christmas!! :)

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    Lisa says:

    I found a similar pattern for the baby sweater on Ravelry listed as:
    Terry Hall Placket Neck Front
    from Leisure Arts #572, Baby Sweaters

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    Lisa S. says:

    I am curious what sort of fill people use for their potholders. I’ve read varying opinions about the effectivness of the Insulbrite product.

    Thanks, Lisa

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    Tiara says:

    Those pants are adorable! I was thinking about buying the book but just wondering what size the pattern went up to?

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