Friday, August 14, 2009

Making for Other People's Babies

Before I begin I would like to say that if your name rhymes with Shmustine, Hit the bricks, sister. Nothing for you to see here.

OK, now on to the post.

I have three things to report today.

1. It's Dash's little friend's birthday. I made him a cape just like the one I made Dash for Christmas. Except with a C for Cameron, which is his name. Because if I did it with a D, that wouldn't make a ton of sense.

These capes are incredibly satisfying to make. Not too much trouble, but I think they really are lovely and Dash has started to really love his (6 months later).

Also, they carry with them the gift of flight. On an airplane. As long as you have a ticket.

2. Craft Hope 4 is asking for sock monkeys for young burn victims through the Firefighters Burn Institute & their Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp. You know, I know I usually do a big spiel here about Craft Hope, but today, I can't. My heart is so broken thinking about babies who have suffered burns that I just start crying when I think about it. I'm crying now. I swear to God. Please, if you have the means, make a sock monkey. They're not that hard and you'll feel incredibly accomplished after. Also, hurt babies will love them and that's really all anyone needs to know.

Mort & Saul

3. Finally, finally, my girls are starting to have some babies. Our first one is due in November and I made him a quilt. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be making him an insane number of baby things because I have been waiting THREE YEARS for someone to hurry up and HAVE A BABY around here. I have a lot of pent up baby crafting to get out.

Awesome, beautiful pre-cut squares from the seriously talented Amy Smart and her Etsy store here.

The back is pieced together from the most cheerful scraps in my stash. (Kitten & insane slippers not included.)

5 comments:

Karin Grow said...

super cute quilt and kitty too. The slippers...........well, I'm sure they're very comfy and great birth control. tee hee!
Like my grandma used to say......"comfort before fashion." This pretty much describes my whole wardrobe. How sad. Karin

Marjorie said...

Now you're going to make me cry. cute monkeys and beautiful quilt...

Karin Grow said...

Actually, if those slippers came in turquoise I'd wear them. See you soon, Karin

urban craft said...

love the cape, my little guy wants one and is tired of using old pajama pants as a cape. Time to whip out the sewing machine. Now I am even more eager to learn how to make sock monkeys.

urban craft said...

love the cape, my little guy wants one and is tired of using old pajama pants as a cape. Time to whip out the sewing machine. Now I am even more eager to learn how to make sock monkeys.