Thursday, March 31, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Timeless treasures -crochet supper cloths - these are from a magazine dated 1957.
The series was Australian flora and fauna in filigree crochet.
Patons and Baldwin Baby knitting books, which also contain crochet patterns and Semco Tatting and Crochet books from the 1930's
This one is full of crochet lace edgings for doilies and I have her miniature crochet hooks to do this with.
Look at all those choices for bonnets, bootees, socks and leggings - made like stockings with ribbons to tie them at the top of the leg.
Tatting edges - not a craft I have actually tried but I like to look at the pictures any way.
A complete layette on the following two pages.
That's right it is sticky tape you see in the pictures above and below, these books have been much loved in their life time.
These are later books from the 1950's which contain reprints of earlier patterns.
How cute is this romper suit?
What about cat's ears?
I have a distinct memory of making this one in the 1980's - not sure who the lucky recipient was.
Remembering that these garments were mostly made in wool, not easy care varieties like we have today, I can imagine that a mother's work was never done!
My grandmother also taught me that it is never too late to complete a project, she started a gorgeous knitted baby shawl in the finest cream wool for her first daughter and finished it almost 40 years later for her youngest grandchild.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Franklin is ready for the picnic today.
He even has his little honey pot to bring along and his favourite bear quilt.
Franklin has appliqued paw pads on his feet, the hand pads are on the bottom of the arm rather than the side.
The design is Tapper by John Renpenning, he is about 10" tall sitting. He does not stand as his belly is quite round and his head tilts forward.
The little honey pot is a Cherished Teddies original.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I have no clue why it looks so pale in this pic, the yarn is actually quite dark purple, Bendigo Woollen Mill Pure Wool.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
That's the noise the needles made when I was knitting up this little number - Yes, it is very little and that is why it is done already, oh that and lots of lazing on the couch this week.
There is no model here these are the best pics I could get - it is a classic garter stitch hug-me-tight for a new little person.
The pattern is from the Patons - Royal Babies book from the 80's which was published in celebration of the birth of Prince William.
Hope your week is off to a great start.