Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Always trust the pattern.....

My dear friend asked for a hat for her daughter (whose first birthday is in two days). She picked the colors and it promised to be adorable.
As I was working up the hat pattern, it looked a bit small, so I followed the instructions for the next size up... still looked small... one more increase couldn't hurt.... right?? Yeah. The hat now fits my 2 year old. While the hat is adorable (and I love how the yarn pooled on it), it will be much to big for little Clara.
I finished the hat for my daughter, Ava. She makes a good model! Now, I'm working on another for Clara repeating the mantra:
Always trust the pattern.... always trust the pattern.... always trust the pattern.... :o)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kaylin's Christening Gown V.2.0

Today, my dear goddaughter, Kaylin was Christened. She wore the beautiful cashmere gown that I crocheted for her. She also rested with a blanket I made for her shower. I made the bonnet and booties (not pictured) and the dress was hand beaded at the waist, sleeves, and hem. This dress is a gem and an heirloom. The child, is a blessing and a gift of God.

May God bless you, Kaylin, and your entire family on your special day, today, and for your lifetime. I love you and know that you will be raised with the love of God in your heart.

Please enjoy the photos:

This last picture shows (from left to right) Me (Barb/Godmother), Janet (mother), Kaylin (baby), Kevin (daddy), and Johnny O. (godfather).

It was a beautiful day!