Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Baby Hats and my next project

Over my maternity leave I promised my friend Julie that I would make something for a silent auction they were having for her sister. Julie's sister has had a run of bad luck medically in the last few years. She's been really sick and needed a double lung transplant. The silent auction was to help raise funds for the transplant.
Julie and I actually went to both high school and college together. I've known her for a long time. Her sister was quite a bit younger than me, but I knew her, as everyone in a small country town know each other. I had seen a few pictures of her that were taken recently and the vibrant younger sister of my friend had become so skinny. I felt awful and wanted to do something, so I took out my crochet hooks.

I had made a cloche from this pattern I found on Aesthetic Nest for Olivia before she was born. It fit pretty good on her little head and just looked so cute I thought I would make it again. Isn't she just adorable?

This time I made the hat in a cream whit color. I whipped up a pair of booties to go with it. The silver ribbon ties were added because I couldn't find silk cording, and of course had finished the set just hours before it needed to be sent.

I do think it came out really cute though. I need to make a few more sets for some baby girls i know that were born this summer. I am at the age where EVERYONE I know is having babies (and I love it).
Before my crochet hooks come back out I need to do some sewing (yay!!). Hubs is watching the baby when he doesn't have court or meetings and he refuses to carry my Vera Bradley diaper bag. One day he brought the baby into work to see me without bringing a diaper bag with him at all. Miss Olivia taught him an important lesson when she pooped through her diaper and onesie. He had to go up to labor and delivery and beg for some diapers, and to the giftshop to buy a new onesie.

It is a very cute onesie I might add.

Long story short, Hubs needs a diaper bag. I'm going to try to make him one from this tutorial. Fabric is bought and washed. It just needs to be cut now. I'll keep you posted.

If you are reading this thanks so much for sticking with me. I know the updates have been sparse lately, but that will be changing :)


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