Saturday, May 11, 2013

Baby Shower

I attended my first ever baby shower today! I had a hard time deciding what to wear (especially with the sort of "in-between" weather we have been having lately). I finally decided on my mom's old skirt, worn as a dress, with a blouse over top. I accessorized with my favourite (me-made) belt and one of my headbands (the pattern is available in my Etsy shop). Wearing old maxi-skirts as dresses is a favourite trick of mine. My mom had a lot of old skirts that I have re-purposed this way. 

My cousin and his wife are expecting a baby boy, and I have been eagerly preparing gifts for it.  I knit a booties+sweater set and sewed teddy bear. The sweater set I started long before we knew if it was a boy or girl, so I made it unisex. It is loosely based on a 1950's pattern and the booties are from a 1945 pattern. The projects are on my Ravelry page if any knitters want more information or a link to the bootie pattern (it's a free pattern). The teddy bear was based off of this free pattern, although I used a soft felt nose/eyes. I used a matching felt on it's paws/feet.

That's All.


  1. Happiest congrats to your cousins on their soon-to-be bundle of joy. This knit set is so timelessly beautiful. I'm sure they'll treasure it forever (I know I would if someone gave me a handmade gift like this).

    Lovely outfit choice - that serene palette of blues looks marvelous with your skin and hair tones.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Love those booties! Gorgeous colourway as well. Just started following you on Ravelry, you have some great designs! Keep up the good work,

  3. The booties from the set you knitted are so sweet - I always love how tiny baby shoes are.

  4. You look lovely and you're real talented too! Ciao from Italy!


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