Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Crocheted Baby Dress

My DH's oldest granddaughter is having a baby girl in November. I'm already crocheting for this little girl we all can't wait to meet! I made her a little dress out of Patons Grace, a really lovely lightweight thread. I'm making some ballet slipper type booties and a headband to match too.

What really makes me nostalgic is that I have a photo of myself holding the baby-to-be's mom right after she was born, wearing a little sweater I crocheted for her. And now I'm making things for her baby. It gives me a lump in my throat. Here's the little dress.



Our Vicky was home for the Labor Day weekend. It was so nice having her here, and so hard to watch her drive off again last night. I suppose I will get used to it eventually, but right now it's very hard.

Geoffrey will be 18 in a few days. Last night we took him to get his main birthday present, a brand new laptop. It's really gorgeous and has more RAM and hard drive space than my desktop, which I had custom made only 2 years ago (and paid twice as much for)! He is delirious with this new computer because he's been using a pre-Cambrian laptop we bought 6 years ago and it's as slow as molasses. Now I just have to buy him a few more little things to celebrate his big day.

I've started back trying to exercise hard at least 3 times a week. I've got a walking at home DVD with Leslie Sansone and it's very invigorating. I look like a sweaty, red-faced baboon when I'm done but it's definitely a good workout. I just wish she wouldn't talk and laugh (!) all the way through it. I don't care what she says, it's not fun. Uh uh.

10 comments:

delilah said...

OMG that is sooo cute. I LOVE it! I love pink and green together!

Stephanie said...

Thank you! I thought it would be a nice change from all the pinkness she will likely receive! :D

Dana Lea said...

The dress is lovely, congrats on the new addition.

I know how hard it is to have your children leave, I miss mine so much, Ashley moved out in April. I miss the conversation, and I miss us doing things together. So I know how you feel. *hugs*

Theresa said...

Stephanie that is a gorgeous dress. Do you have any other baby girl items you've made that I could get pictures of or maybe that you'd be interested in selling?? I'm due to have a baby in December and that would just be a great keepsake, not to mention WAYYY cute!

Stephanie said...

Dana Lea, I guess you know for sure how I'm feeling now that Vicky is off at college. I miss having another girl in the house!

About the baby dress, thanks Theresa! This is a really intricate pattern that took a looong time to make so I don't think I wanna make another one for a while at least. I can point you to the pattern if you like. :D

Anonymous said...

That is gorgeous!
L i n h

Theresa said...

Stephanie, I have no idea how to crochet! lol But thanks anyhow!

CouponAlbum said...

Simply beautiful baby dress!! Love it's cool color... Best for the babies!!

Laura said...

I really love this dress and I would so much want to do one myself - could I please have the patternt of this one? As a beginner I am not very good at just starting to make one out of my head. I'd appreciate it!:)

Stephanie said...

I got this from CrochetGarden on Etsy. The toddler version is here, but you can also find the baby version if you look at her shop. :)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/45099312/little-maiden-sundress-toddler-sizes-2t