I can't seem to stop myself

I figured it out!  I took the apron bonnet and cut it down to make it look more like the one I am trying to imitate. I think I am in love. Too bad my little model is napping right now. I am guessing this one is a 3-6 month size. Next step, pattern out different sizes. Possible third step, sell them? What would you pay for a bonnet?

I tried it on her. I think it's more of a 0-3 month size. Some pics:


snow day, sew day

Many months ago, a friend emailed me this photo of baby bonnets and asked if I could make something like them. 

I thought I could, so I first (of course) googled baby bonnet tutorials to see if I could find it without extra work for myself (lazy). No such luck! I then tried a variety of fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants patterns, none of which looked remotely like a bonnet. Then last night I stumbled upon this little blog and I thought, "Hey. That could be scaled to a baby size." So I gave it a whirl. It is not exactly like the first photo, but the general style is similar. I didn't cute it up very much because I just wanted it to get done. I am going to tweak the pattern a bit more next time. What I LOVE is that it is an apron when it is unbuttoned. So after baby outgrows the bonnet, she can play kitchen with it! Of course, I just sewed buttons on...I need to work on buttonholes next. Still, cute, no?

My model refused to smile.

Last night, I was home alone so I decided to indulge in watching Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth, I LOVE YOU). I also knit myself some fingerless mittens. They were not very exciting, so I sewed some lace around them--much better.

Just in time, too, because it is snowing again and it looks like I will be shoveling with my three little helpers.



As you may have noticed, I haven't been blogging much. 
I have a good excuse.

Well, three good excuses.

It turns out, life is a lot busier with three kids. 
That doesn't mean I haven't been a crafty mama, 
just that I have been a less-craftier-than-normal mama. 
I did manage quite a few homemade Christmas 
gifts, almost none of which I photographed. 
I sewed new stockings for everyone.
I sewed two hobo bags out of corduroy, 
complete with magnetic snap closures. 
I knit a bracelet with wire and beads.

More recently, I started a spring dress for the baby 
(hopefully to be completed for her dedication in April).

I received an awesome gift of a NookColor, 
and I sewed a little pouch for it.

I am also working on some projects for photographers, 
including a woven baby hammock and newborn twin 
teddy bear hats. (pics of those coming soon)
I am also working on my four year old's quilt, 
which I decided would be with double hourglass squares.
She decided it should be purple.

Also in the works is a tutorial (!!!) for a baby bonnet
I have been making. The first two prototypes were awful, 
but I think I have it now. Stay tuned.
All this to say, I am back into the bloggy world of crafting. 

Thanks for reading and I will post again soon.