Thursday, May 07, 2009

Inch By Inch

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Block 5 of A Tisket A Tasket (link in sidebar) was so much fun and is just as sweet as the first four. (And, yes, I put the upper wings on the butterfly upside down—doh!!)

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I cannot believe how tickled I’ve been with this adorable BOM series. A huge thank you to Anne at Bunny Hill for providing this for us devotees – FREE!

Made a beginning on some baby gifts (see previous post). Here’s Rudy the Rectangle. Isn’t he a goofy guy?? He is an amigurumi (Japanese-style critter crocheted in single crochet stitches) and the pattern was FREE at Michael’s, compliments of Lion Brand Yarn. Are we seeing a trend here? Free? My favorite price?

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And a few burp cloths…almost free as I pulled from my stash of 30s kids’ prints. Just stitch a rectangle to a pre-fold cloth diaper and embellish with some rickrack to make burping time just a little more colorful LOL! Can a new Mom ever have enough burp cloths?

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Wrap a few up with some ribbon or netting and toss into the gift bag.

And a few more crocheted hexies join the group:

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The hexie pattern is generously provided by Lucy at Attic24 (see side bar for link).

It seems as though I accomplish more when I have several projects going at once. I can flit from thing to thing as the mood strikes!

Hope all you moms out there in Blogland get to spend a little time with your sons and daughters on Mothers’ Day. And maybe there’ll be some chocolate involved.

13 comments:

Sharon said...

Your baskets are fantastic, I love the snowman with the star. That would be a great door piece for the winter!
Sharon

sewprimitive karen said...

Okay I LOVE Rudy Rectangle and I'm jealous that you can crochet :-).

Libby said...

Such great projects . . . . of course those crocheted hexes really appeal to me. Wish I could master holding a crochet hook and yarn *s*

AnnieO said...

The burp cloths are soooo cute! I would never have thought of that. I'm gonna grab your idea and make some for my cousin's baby shower! Thanks for sharing :)

Nana's Quilts said...

I am WAAAAAY behind on my BOM but do love the baskets. And your burp cloths are just the cutest darn things. Now where do I go to buy some diapers?
Nana Marne

ForestJane said...

The baskets are adorable... will you end up making 12? or do you do more than one per month?

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

I'm loving all the hexies going around and just downloaded the pattern. I made a little baby gift and will post about it tomorrow. Free download pattern kinda like yours but sewn. Your blocks with Anne are turning out great and I seem to do the same, the more projects going the better off I am.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

julieQ said...

Love your baskets, I am still on February! Your really do look great.

Teresa said...

You are doing so good keeping up with the baskets. I have one made but will probably do them all eventually. I just love the May basket - I think its my favorite.

dulcy said...

Hi There!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and boy....your's is fabulous! I love the quilted basket with flowers. I would make a darling rug. I will add you to my favorites also.

Dulcy

black bear cabin said...

Love all your baskets...they look great together! Your color choices are wonderful...cant wait to see them all when they are finished.

Attic24 said...

Oh I'm loving your hexies Vera, they are lookin fabulous!
Thanks for sharing..
Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pen Pen said...

You've been busy! I love the burp cloths idea!