Tuesday, 30 September 2008

sewing hats

I'm terrified of knits,
they seem to have a life of their own
and sewing....well I would love to but need some guts to start
(why does my mom live 10 000kms from me....! Oh maybe because I emigrated)

At the crafty mama's site I'm almost daily confronted with beautiful fabrics and creations sewn by other crafty mama's. Yes, I'll come clear: I do have a fabric addiction.
so.... In the last weeks of my pregnancy there was this sale(always some sale their to have a look at!) at the crafty mama shop and I did a naughty thing and ordered me some knits!
White puppies on a light pink background
White puppies on a dark pink background
Cakes on a yellow background
and mjammie watermellons on a pink background

yes....we have 3 girls at home and I'm not afraid of pink!

The package reached me in a week time (!). Great service (as always) from the crafty mama shop in Australia.
My husband brought me the package in hospital where I was after a c-section. He thought somebody sent me a gift for the little girl...yeah me! hihihi rof lol
So there I was with a cute littlel girl and these delicious knits.

After a week when I got home I was stuck and needed baby hats. One eloped in hospital and the others were too big. Little Avon just had 1 to wear and she desperately needed hats to keep her body temperature up to date. Yes...sadly the summer here turned much too soon into Fall (people from warm countries may read Fall=mid winter)
So..... the alluring knits and so creative mother conquerer pain(c-section) and fears (sewing, knits) to save her baby:


I tried to make a reversable hat but it turned out a hat with a different front and back. I guess so soon after being pregnant my hormones is still deleting logic. I'll try again.


Here Avon is just 1 week old. Isn't she just a super cuty??

Well, the day after I came home the midwife (a veteran guy) came to check up on me and burst out in laugther.
He was supprised that a mother supposed to be in bed got up to sew a little pink hat. My reply: creativity gives energy and that is what a mom needs, isn't it? Of course!


Tracy said...

Oh My she is the most beautiful of babies. I wish I could cuddle her.

Creamon said...

Oh wat is ze toch een scheetje om te zien. En dat mutsje staat er erg schattig. Hahaha wat leuk dat die man zo moest lachen dat je het mutsje hebt gemaakt terwijl je eigenlijk moet rusten ;-). Maar inderdaad creatief zijn kan juist soms energie geven.

Groetjes en veel liefs van Monique

Peta said...

Cute hate Mon and little Avon is just beautiful!!

Claire said...

Oh Mon, Avon is just so DEVINE!!! She is definately going to be a hat girl - some can wear them, some can't - she looks so cute!!!

wayfarer said...

What a little cutie! Love the hats! I think i'm going to give them a shot.