Monday, May 19, 2008

Baby Stuff

I love to make baby things. Whether I need a gift or not. They're cute and usually quick. My favorite kind of projects! Here is the afghan I made for my cousin:

I love this blueberry hued yarn. It's Bernat Cotton Tots and it's always soft and easy to work with. This was a quick to crochet pattern and would make it again. I also sent these along with it:

I didn't make them but they were too cute not to share. Are you dying? Seriously, I can't think of a single cuter thing. :) My cousin Karen should be having her little guy any day now!

For some reason I can't seem to remember to take pictures of actual finished items. Like this little elephant seen here with no eyes.

I did give him eyes, don't worry. He is now being loved by a friend's one year old. I think he is popular because you can grab him by his ears and his trunk. :) I would love to find a way to make him into a rattle. I'm worried, of course, about safety so I'm not sure what I could put inside. Any ideas?

I also made this sweet baby sweater:

This was a "just because" project and I finished it last night. I love this pattern! I also made a smaller one in peach with a matching bonnet. Once I finish up a bonnet to go with the green sweater and get some little buttons I'll be putting them up in the shop. I also will have two crocheted snakes and maybe a few elephants up for sale soon, too. Vintage wrapping paper will be listed after the holiday. I seemed to have deleted all 40 pictures I took of it and need to redo. Ugh.

And speaking of the shop, I just lowered the vintage trims to 75 cents a yard! Come by for a visit!



The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

What adorable and crafty stuff--love it! For the rattle, I think you'd be pretty safe putting beans or pennies inside something that could hide in the very middle of the stuffing. I'm thinking of those plastic eggs you can buy at easter time, but something like an altoid tin would work too. If it's well-camoflaged by the stuffing, and taped shut as well, should be pretty safe. Of course you can also buy growlers from teddy bear supply places.

Those slippers are fabbo. I'm always seeing baby shoes that I wish came in a 10D!

Unknown said...

Those slippers crack me up! :D And the sweater is beautiful!

Breanna said...

That sweater is gorgeous! Maybe for the rattle you could use the little plastic balls cats play with with the bells inside?

LA said...

Great stuff, girl! Love it all.

Cheers! LA

Puff said...

I would just get a regular infant rattle and put that inside with the stuffing around it. That way even if the kiddo got it apart, the rattle would still be intact and safe.

I see the Cotton Tots matched up pretty well, it looks great!


Barbara said...

Wow, you've been busy! Your crochet work is beautiful.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Rebecca -- you've been a crocheting fool! The baby blanket is adorable and the little sweater is beautiful! And thanks for your sweet wedding comments -- I'm still in wedding heaven this week!

Jenn Maruska said...

Wow - I can't believe you made that beautiful sweater "just because". It's lovely! I think whoever received it would think it was very, very special.

I would try getting some of those tiny jingle bells (maybe at Joanns - but I bet your thrifting skills would come in handy to find them for less $$). I think the Easter egg idea is great - and you could used packing tape or something to seal the egg together.

I sent you two big chocolate bars this morning - I'm saying a prayer to the Gods of Chocolate that they don't melt on their way to you! : )

Wendy said...

The flipper slipper are so damn cute! I haven't been blogging much lately, was so fun to look back at what you've been up to!
And thanks for the swap, I so love my grater woman, she lives by Henry the Starry Flounder....

Alex M said...

Honey, you need to hopen a "Craft Camp" and have our husbands send us away to stay during the summer... learning to make all sorts of cool stuff would be way cooler than going canoeing or getting bit by bugs!


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