Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Hat And A Package

So I whipped this hat up last night and I am wrapped with it - it fits Baby J like a glove! I found an old hat that I liked when he was newborn and traced a bigger outline around it. What a fluke, that it worked so well. If anyone is interested I might make a tutorial up for it. They would make lovely gifts in merino. I also made a pattern for a long sleeve kimono top for him, but I didn't have the guts to sew it up to see if it worked. It's going to require me to make some binding out of the fabric, which seems like a bit to much hard work, hopefully tonight I'll get some inspiration to finish it off.
Look what I got in the post this morning! My beautiful prize from the fabulous blog Two Little Banshees. I won the loveliest "In a Spin" quilt pattern and five pieces of fabric, I love it! Thanks so much Kate. And look at that gorgeous note card Kate made. So simple yet so effective! Love it!

16 comments:

One Flew Over said...

That hat is really cute and lucky you! What a fantastic prize

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Ooh, lucky you! So much loveliness :-) I can't wait to see that Kimono- please please please get inspired to finish it!! :-)

hanna said...

hey cool, yes must have just missed it, looks great.
What a fun parcel to win!

GB said...

Cool prize! And great hat!

Sarah said...

Hi Stacey. Love the little hat, so cute. Hope he keeps it on now it's so cold!

If you need any help with the binding just let me know. Iron the folds first, making sure the centre section is even. You'll be fine. Look forward to seeing the finished product.

Lucky you winning all those lovely fabrics, aren't they so beautiful? Hope you use them soon so we can see.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

I am so jealous! How lovely is that prize! Kate is so clever and so are you, hat looks great xox

Floss said...

It's such a good idea to follow patterns of a previously loved hat! The fabric you won is lovely, and I can't wait to see the kimono!

Ellieboo said...

We are obviously long lost twins separated at birth!!! At least you finished your hat -and yes do a tutorial, I would so make that hat - what a good idea as well, I loved those baby hats and always thought it was a shame you couldnt get them for older kids.

Hazel said...

The hat and trousers you made are great. It's great you can take a well-loved item of clothing and ta-daaar you have another. Well done! Lucky you getting the fabric - lovely!

Emily Pickle said...

Love the hat and can't wait to see what you do with that beautiful fabric. Kate x

Shelley said...

Thanks for popping by my blog! Thought I take a trip down blog-lane to see you too!

Gorgeous prize you won, you're so lucky, can't wait to see what you make with that gorgeous fabric x

skippinginthemeadow said...

Hi Stacy
Many thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :o)
Yours is Gorgeous! so fresh and colourful!
In answer to your question, I used acrylic paints on my pebbles. I buy large tubes of white, red, yellow, blue, and mix colours from there (cuts down on expense). Also pva glue works well for varnishing them, hope this helps and happy painting :o) If you so any I'd love to see them
x
sumea

Christy said...

Congrats on your win! You really deserve it! xx

Katidids said...

Thank for your warm comments on my blog, This is a wonderful site! Great one to follow!

Anonymous said...

Hello from Oklahoma! Thanks for such a lovely blog. I love looking at all your fun stuff! I missed the polka dot swap. I hope it comes up again! Cheryl

Municipal Cupcake said...

Hey, thanks for making me feel at home. Hope you will do the polka dot swap again - great idea.