This weekend I took a tiny break from my Christmas creating to make some cute little baby things. My neighbor across the street had a baby girl a couple of weeks ago. She has a 14 month old and a new baby, bless her heart. Last year when her first was born I made little booties and a hat for her. I really don't think these were all that well received. You know as well as I do that not everyone appreciates a handmade gift. Did that stop me from making daughter number two the same thing? No, it absolutely did not. I had fun making them, they are a creative gift and if they are not used or even thought of nicely, then oh well who cares.
This hat pattern came from the lovely Olga at Lacy Crochet. I made it with a size G hook and stash yarn I had from a baby blanket I made my great niece.
These little booties were an idea I got from the sweet Lisa at Needles and Wool on her Friday Favs. Lisa is adorable and just had a birthday, pop on over and wish her a Happy Birthday for me. The original pattern for these booties was from canalblog.com, but I could not find the exact source. They have been reworded by Small and Friendly and are called the Bitty Baby Booties.
I think they are cute and I had fun taking a break from dishcloths to make them. Ah, babies what could be cuter?
Because big sister's (even if they are still little) need a little something special too, I bought these little finger puppets at the alpaca store when I was there visiting this past Saturday. Just a little something she can play with that might be fun and different.
Carla of the gorgeous blog The River had a giveaway and I was the very happy winner. Carla and her husband make these gorgeous cards. You can find them on her blog and also at her etsy store located here. Carla has a beautiful blog, she lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two boys. You all know I have a soft spot for Wisconsin, so visiting her blog makes me feel like a little bit of me is still there. She has a kind soul, I hope you will visit her. And for any of you thinking you are getting one of these in the mail from me you are wrong, they are much to lovely to use. I am going to put them up on my bulletin board so I can be reminded of the beautiful Autumn in Wisconsin.
Seventeen of these babies have made it into the Christmas bin. I have made a few more and already given them away so they don't count. I have just a few more to do and I think I am at the point where this project might be over. I bet you will be as happy about the finish as I will be.
Have a great Wednesday.