Friday, October 26, 2012

Baby on the Way

Not for me, though~My sister is soon to be mommy to a baby girl.  She is the proud mama of two very handsome young boys and is thrilled to be plunging into baby girl mommyhood.  As soon as we knew she would be having a baby girl, my mom and I started on some very fun projects.  A couple of weeks ago we had her baby shower and she was able to see the treasures for her little girl.
I made this newborn cloche on the drive to Virginia.  
 The rose is one of my favorite patterns.  She will look precious sporting this hat adorned with a sweet rose.
There is nothing more precious than a baby bonnet.  This pattern was so simple and easy and it was another one I made during the drive to Virginia.
The circular back is started much like a hat pattern, with increases spaced evenly.  It makes a the shape of the bonnet.
Headband with a large rose.  The fullness of this rose caught my eye and I knew I wanted to try it.
I found the pattern for the rose here.  The headband is made with single crochet stitches all around.
Sweet rose headband.  I cut circles out of lace and layered them to create the fullness.
Then I added some pearls in the middle for a little glam.  Every girl needs a little glam.
Pink rose headband.  I took apart a silk flower and glued everything together than added it to the headband.
Small car seat blanket.  She is due at the end of December and you can never have too many blankets with a little one. 
This little blanket was crocheted with alternating rows of double crochet and single crochet.  The edging is a shell stitch.
This afghan is by far my favorite.  It is a vintage pattern that my mom had.  I love its simplicity.  It what makes the afghan gorgeous.
Lining up the stitches is the most important thing in a pattern like this.  There were times that I had to tear apart rows because one stitch was off but in the end it was worth it.
The edging is light and airy.  It gives the afghan an added measure of femininity.  
Crocheted Mary Janes~these precious little shoes were fun to make.  They are so simple and sweet.  Working with such thin thread can be a challenge but these were a hit with everyone.
The shower was held at a place that neither my mom or I had ever seen until the day of.  It was difficult to prepare for decorations and set.  Thankfully everything turned out well.  I wish the space was brighter and less masculine but you have to work with what you have.
These fabulous cupcakes were made by a friend.  They were pretty  and yummy.
These booties are so precious.  I did not finish them in time for the shower but they were done shortly after.
I followed the pattern at Repeat Crafter Me.  She has some amazing patterns and fun things.
Her crocheted snowman and Mickey/Minnie Mouse hats are next on the to do list.  But first my sister has requested a lace bonnet for the baby's christening and I am currently working on a scarf for my mom.  More on that pattern soon.

My mom crocheted a filet crochet bedspread out of white cotton thread in a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pattern.  I am waiting for my sister to email that picture so I can share it here.  It is truly a work of art.

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{edie} said...

Oh my word, Ruth! It's all gorgeous. You are a crochet-ing machine. I can't wait til life settles down (it will settle down, right?) and I can get back to some sewing and knitting. Your work is so beautiful. I know your sister will be thrilled.
Can't wait to get your tutorial!
Much love,

Christine@ Projects Around the House said...

Love all your cute baby projects, especially the rose headband. I need to try that one :)

Jody and Stan said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful crochet projects on Simple & Sweet Fridays. The baby will love them!


Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Wow Ruth! What beautiful family heirlooms you have made for you sister! They are all so beautiful! What a wonderful sister you are! Angie xo

Esther said...

Your Afghan is GORGEOUS! I admire your patience! How can one not love the work, patience and love that has gone into that, I mean, if you are taking out rows to get them lined up. How beautiful!


Ruth said...

Thank you so much, Edie. I love to crochet. It is so much fun to see the creations from yarn to something pretty. I hope you do have a chance to get back to knitting and sewing. :)) They are a great stress reliever.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Christine. It was so much fun making them.

Ruth said...

Thank you for hosting, Jody. My sister was thrilled with the gifts. Can't wait to see the baby wearing them.

Ruth said...

Thank you so much, Angie. They were so much fun to make!! My sister loved them all.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Esther. I love that afghan, too!! My sister loved all of the gifts. It does take patience but I enjoy the work.

Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

Hi my friend! I love seeing what you have been creating! All of these are just adorable!!!! How much fun are you going to have with a little girlie in the family...and she will be well accessorized.

ferrellgraph-x said...

You are so very talented! I'm sure your sister will treasure your gifts forever!
Kindest regards,

Debi Bolocofsky said...

These are the cutest gift ideas. I love the booties. Thanks so much for sharing at last Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. This weeks party is live. The link to the party is
Can't wait to see you there.
Have a great week.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Diane said...

Hello, love the blanket you made alternating the rows of single crochet and double crochet, and I would love to make a similar one for a friend who just had a baby. I would love to get an idea of what type of yard and gauge crochet hook you used as this would be my first blanket.

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