Monday, March 28, 2011

Knit Ric Rac Baby Blanket

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I found one of my favorite Michael Miller prints in a soft knit fabric! 
I happen to have a diaper bag/purse with the same pattern and I thought it would be so cute to have a matching blanket using this fabric. I got the fabric, and also a bright pink knit that matches the color of the flowers.

I saw a blanket in the store that used 2 layers of knit, with very large ric rac in between the two layers.
I really liked the idea, and looked for a tutorial to make a blanket like that.

I found a good tutorial using small ric rac HERE and used that to make this blanket.

It was pretty simple, and I love the result!

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Crochet Baby Hat and Shoes

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I just love to crochet things for our little girl who is due in two months!
I have made her a lot of hats already, but so far this one is my favorite.

Basically I just keep trying to see what I like for the hats, so I have no hat pattern to refer to this time, since I basically just made it up as I went.

Then, I decided to try something else, and that is how these little shoes came to be.I did use a pattern for the shoes, just changed the color of the sole and added a flower.

The pattern for the shoes can be found here.

I really like her patterns, and what is even better: she also puts up videos of her making the same thing, so when you get 'stuck' with the pattern, you have a video out there to help! 

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Baby blanket with built-in entertainment :)

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I love this baby blanket that my dear sis-in-law made!

I love the colors and the soft, black minky fabric she used.

And my favorite part? The fact that she incorporated some things to keep our little girl busy:

This blanket has some cute ribbon 'taggies' attached to it.

I have seen a lot of little blankets with tags around, but I have never seen them attached to a bigger blanket. Isn't that smart?

If this little girl is anything like her big sisters, she will really like to play with tags!

Thank you, Amy!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easy Flower Hair Clip Tutorial (No Glue and No Sew!)

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I know that there are a lot of tutorials out there in blogland showing how to make flower hair clips! But a couple weeks ago my daughter attended a birthday party, and she got the cutest flower hair clip as a party favor. The mom of the birthday girl showed me how she made them, and I was very impressed with the fact that this is SO fast and easy to make - probably one of the fastest instant result projects I ever made! 

So I am not claiming this project as my own idea, but since I really liked this super easy and speedy project, I just HAVE to share this :)

 Ready to make one?

Gather your supplies (this is the most time consuming part, I just happened to have everything laying around):

Alligator clip (Use the one with the opening in the middle as pictured above, not the 2 pronged ones or your flower will slip off)
Gerbera Daisy 

 Disassemble the daisy, usually they are somehow kept together in the center, just take the stem off the flower, and remove the center of the original flower.

Insert your brad through the hole in the center.

Stick the brad through the top opening of your alligator clip.

Open the brad to attach the flower to the clip.


Couldn't be easier, right?

I attached the hair clip to a crochet headband, so you could use the hair clip this way too...

I linked up to Sumo's Sweet Stuff.

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