Monday, February 1, 2010

Old Stand-by in White & a new baby dress

This is the blanket that I've talked about making DOZENS of times.  I mean that literally! 

I made this one for my sister and her baby ... "LadyBug".  We're all calling her that until she's here.  Her name will be a secret until then!

I've made several of these white with white ribbon for this sister to give as gifts to family and friends.  She's always requested this particualar color.  So, when it came time to make one for her - I knew without a doubt what she would want!

Her shower was this weekend so I can post pictures now.
The lighting was terrible!  But, I didn't think to take pictures until the night before - and I knew I wouldn't have time to take pictures the next day, get it wrapped and get on the road to the shower.  So, I just did my best.

I also made her this little crocheted dress, bonnet and booties.  It's technically a Christening gown.  But, I thought it would also be beautiful to make precious pictures or a coming home from the hospital dress or just a pretty church dress.  However she wants to use it ...


It was a simple pattern - but it worked up so pretty.  The pattern called for using silk rose buds hot glued to the points.  But, I made these little flowers and sewed them on instead.  I think it's prettier that way!

I think it needs a little slip under it - because of the openwork.  Maybe we can find one ... perhaps she'll just wear a onsie under it if we can't!