Tots & togs

19 09 2013

Wow, has it really been a year since I last updated this blog?

I’ve been full of good intentions, and to be sure, I have so many projects to write about. All good things, right? Sadly, rather than being filled with inspiration and excitement, I’m one of those people who, when confronted with an abundance of things to do, tends to curl up in a despondent ball and decide to watch six hours in a row of Pretty Little Liars on Netflix instead.

This won’t be a long update, though. I just wanted to share some of the pictures of my friends’ adorable tots modelling the togs I crocheted for them:

The lovely Gabby W. wearing the hoodie I made for her.

The lovely Gabby W. wearing the hoodie I made for her in this post:

The mint kimono top was a little big for cutie-pie Brayden V. but he rocked it anyway.

The mint kimono top was a little big for cutie-pie Brayden V. but he rocked it anyway.

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Bringing up baby (clothes)

3 07 2012

Hello! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been in the midst of a whirlwind for the past few months – I started a fairly demanding new job in February, and on top of my usual activities, I was working on finishing up some more crocheted baby gifts for some of my lovely sisters at church.

I finally managed to sit down, upload and correct photos of my projects, and well, here I am!

Having never made any clothing before, I was quite pleased with this first project, a minty green kimono top that I made for Brayden V. – who was born June 20, the day after my birthday! – and his momma Remmick, who’s an absolute sweetheart. Read the rest of this entry »

Quilt trip

25 01 2012

I’ve mentioned the incomparable Mrs. Dunwell of Done Well many times before, and readers will know she is quite the quilter (wanted to put something in there about it being a “quilty pleasure” of hers but alas, I cannot claim credit for that fantastic pun since it’s the name of a store in Orleans).

Now, I can’t quilt or sew to save my life, but when I heard she was pregnant, I hit upon a great way to combine my recent crochet obsession with a baby-themed tribute to her mad quilting skillz.

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Say hello to my little friends + the best brunch dish ever

25 08 2011

You know the saying: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage.”

This isn’t a thinly veiled pregnancy announcement for me, by the way. But now that lots of people in our circle of friends are married, we’re starting to get a lot of  e-mails with those precious little black-and-white fetal images. This year alone, we’ve heard of four expecting friends – three are due within the next two months, and one is due in February.

And so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to crochet some baby crafts (and test out my new category name! I’m not sure if I love “Fingerwork;” any thoughts? I probably have more fun thinking up F-Word categories than writing the actual blog posts … )

Now, I think my eyes were bigger than my … fingers? Talent? (Is there a crafting equivalent to “eyes bigger than my stomach?”) But I LOVE crochet and I had a lot of fun making these, and I hope the prospective parents and bundles of joy liked them too.

The booties and the baby rattle

Here’s everything all together. The rolls of paper in the booties are to help them keep their shape.

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