Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Newborn Children's Hats

My friend Roz introduced me to The Baby Bonnet Project, a program which provides newborn hats to infants in foreign countries.  Often, newborn babies in these countries die simply from exposure to low temperatures.  These caps will help to mitigate the problem.

Roz shared with me some crochet patterns for baby caps.  She is a knitter herself.  These, as you might guess, are quick and easy to whip up.  They don't take much yarn, either.

There are two different patterns shown here, although I altered one pattern to make it a little bit less complicated.  And while I was visiting MomStitches last month, she got interested and made a few, too!

I actually think they are quite cute.  And did I say that they are fun to make?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Number Six Shirt for GranddaughterStitches

Little GranddaughterStitches has turned six.  So it is time for another "number shirt." 

Wow!  Where has the time gone.  She was in kindergarten this year, and it sounds like she thoroughly enjoyed it.

With our two kitties, nothing is easy any more.  They are interested in everything!

I liked this bright pinky-purple shirt so I chose it to use.  And I found the perfect fabric to use for the six.  I really like the combination.

I fused the number to the t-shirt, and added some stabilizer to the back.  Then I used a machine blanket stitch around the edges of the number to secure it.  I'm sure it is going to get laundered a good many times before her next birthday!

See what I mean?!?  Laying a small piece on the bed is usually a good place to photograph it. 

This photo shoot is now officially over!

Friday, June 6, 2014


Thought I'd show you the latest baby afghans I've crocheted.

Here is a light blue one with a simple stitch pattern which gives it a nice texture. 
 Percy really likes this one. 

I really like the color of this lavender afghan. I'm calling it my "modern quilt style" afghan, because of the one vertical, off-center stripe. 

Here is another light blue one.  This one has a little border at each end.

Here is a close-up of this afghan.  You can't tell it very well from this photo, but the yarn was a really nice blend of light blue and white strands.