It’s a rare event in my life that I can combine two great passions of mine, photography and my crafts. I have a great relationship with my landlady, and when she told me she was pregnant, I thought – ha! With the advent of little Zoey’s birth, I had the perfect opportunity to do just that. An outfit was decided upon, which I finished in record time, and we waited. I had to wait through seven months of her pregnancy – we didn’t get baby bump pics because her husband’s schedule can be insane – and then a scary couple of days while she was in the NICU, and another two weeks of isolation. So here she is looking sweet and healthy. God bless her!
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Carefully arranged blanket pic…
Some boo-boos that I had to hazard because I loved all the yarns I used.
I finished my niece’s baby blanket in time for the visit! I have used a kit modeler’s term “kit-bashed”, meaning to put a model together using pieces from other kits because it really fits with this quickie project (can we say “kit” one more time?). I personalized the colors from a very simple pattern at Lionbrand.com, added a border of my own making to go around each individual square and then again around the whole blanket, then snagged a cute owl applique from Laura Maxell’s blog and made some small revisions on that (see the feet and eyes!) All in all, it was easy to do; however, the yarn colors I wanted were not all from the same manufacturer and I really wanted the colors/texture of the other yarns, so I took that chance. As you can see, the squares were not as symmetrical as I would have liked, but I believe it was worth it, especially when I saw my niece see it in person (she follows my Facebook page!). All’s well that ends well! What have you guys been working on?
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