Saturday, January 24, 2009

Teddy Bear Hat and Mittens

So I have been doing up gifts this past week for a friend of mine's baby shower comming up tomorrow. I can't wait for her to see this adorable little set I crocheted for her new baby! It's done with soft chocolate brown yarn, and the mitts have black detail on them making them look just like a little bear. I can't wait to see her baby in this adorable set!!
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Gifts for Jayden

See, I told you I would still be doing new stuff......the holidays have left me pretty worn out, but I am back into the swing of things now. Abagail's baby Jayden Elijah is soon going to be here. I was thinking I would have about another two weeks to produce the gift ideas I had planned to make for him. Well, all of a sudden the shower date got pushed up and I find out Tuesday that the shower was this comming Saturday. For some reason, my invitation never got delivered. I am glad we went to their house for dinner, otherwise I would have still been thinking I had two weeks.....

So here is my latest creation....The Airplane hat. It is crocheted in baby blue yarn and lovingly hand embroidered with felt. So cute!

Detail of the airplane

Now on to these....these unfortunately are not for sale. This is my version of "Bitty Booties". I found the tutorial on a blog a couple of years ago. It too, is made from felt, and they are completely hand embroidered and took me a few hours to get them done. I would rate them as 'easy". The instructions are easy to follow and the stitches are simple to learn. You just need a couple sheets of felt, a needle and some matching/coordinating DMC embrodiery floss. You need to know a running stitch and blanket edge. Both you can google and find tutorials. These are very inexpensive to make. You can find the tutorial here on Heather Bailey's blog. Thanks Heather! Ya'll should try it!
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