Crochet heart bunting (April 2012)
I made this as a house warming gift for my brother and his wife.
Blooming flower cushion (February 2012)
Elsie blanket (2011)
I made this before Elsie was born and since I didn’t know I was having a girl I thought I’d make it gender neutral just in case.
Dedication dress (January 2012)
I decided at the end of December (2011) that I would crochet Elsie a dress for her Dedication ceremony. I wanted to create an heirloom piece so chose a Sublime bamboo/silk mix yarn in a silvery white colour. The buttons were mother of pearl and the ribbon was a silver velvet. The pattern was given to me by a my friend Jennifer’s mother. It was a design from the 1970’s that I used for my inspiration and I altered it to get the look I wanted.
A closer look at the top/front of the dress shows the design off to its full effect.
The dress will now be washed and put away in Elsie’s memory box (maybe she’ll dress her own children in it).
Kimono cardigan (June 2011)
The very first piece of clothing I crocheted was a little kimono cardigan for Elsie. Over the course of a couple of weeks I made (and remade) various sections of the cardigan. Finally I was happy with the finished item – it’s a shame she only got a couple of months wear out of it.