I was recently commissioned to make a baby blanket for a darling young chap and was given a lot of leeway in terms of pattern, color and size. After a stint of analysis paralysis, I chose the “Beach Comber Baby Blanket” pattern from knitculture.com I found on ravelry. Love this pattern! It’s one of those you can do while watching TV and you can make it however big you’d like.
My sister had her baby on Friday! My darling niece is undoubtedly the most precious thing on earth…just thinking of her just makes me feel utter baby bliss! Of course, I’m sure every auntie feels this way of their newborn niece or nephew! But let me just say this…my uterus felt a little ache and breasts a slight tightness for another precious bundle of joy. As soon as I hand her back to her mama, though, that feeling gladly dissipates! I am overjoyed to be an AUNTIE this time around. Whew!
Right before I went to go be with my sister before she gave birth that evening, I found a bundle of flannel fat quarters I had bought a few weeks ago that I had forgotten about. My sister was dilated at only 4 cm and about an hour’s drive away, so I thought, I still have time, I can make something…HA! This is so my M.O.
I hosted a baby shower for my sister a couple of months ago and wanted to share with you the invitations I made. Although she knew she’s having a girl, she wanted to keep the theme simple and a bit gender neutral. Pinterest aided us in coming up with the Cute as a Button theme! It’s a little shabby chic, a little eclectic and a little vintage all rolled into one. I think it came out very darling!
I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by Jennifer Windram! Thank you, Jennifer! This is all so very exciting! I am really honored!
The award is a way to recognize new bloggers and encourage people to visit new and interesting blogs. It’s bloggers supporting each other!
First, I must answer the following questions given by Jennifer:
What better to accompany a diaper cake than with a handmade blanket! I had a couple of days before my friend’s daughter would receive her gift, so I thought to make a quick and easy stroller blanket. It takes just an evening or two to crochet and you can watch TV, too, while making it. I think I caught up on Breaking Bad while making it!
This little blanky gave the presentation just so much more delightfulness.
There are a million instructions out there on how to make a granny square. So, this is my rendition. I can’t claim it as my own pattern. I can only guess some lady named Granny came up with it!
Let’s crochet this stroller blanket!
In the land of diaper cake crafting, there are three subsets. (Ha! Seriously, there is a diaper cake crafting land.) The first subset is the ‘individually rolled diapers’ cake. As the name suggests, each diaper is carefully rolled into a tube, somehow bound together to each other and formed miraculously into a beautiful tiered cake. Then there’s the “diapers not rolled individually” cake. As this name suggests, the diapers are typically bound together in harmony usually in a spiral pattern and then stacked together in graduated unison to create a beautifully tiered cake. Finally, there’s the “diapers sculpted into other things” cake. These cakes are the diaper cakes that win prizes and bring peace to warring nations. Not really, however they are truly amazing. This golf bag diaper cake, this tricycle, this train, and this giraffe (GIRAFFE?! What is this diaper madness?!) are just a few of these awe-inspiring diaper sculptures! I bow down to you, wizard crafter, as you have defied the laws of physics.
Here are a few of the diaper cakes I’ve made befitting of the 2nd subset I have mentioned above.
Let’s make this one!