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.

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