Hello, blogland! I have made it through yet another round of report cards and I'm still smiling. Of course, I'm completely exhausted and most of tonight's after-school activities have involved sitting on the couch and tinkering around on my laptop. I've been pinning up a storm over on Pinterest, and while most of my pins revolve around Classroom Management and Organization ideas for next year, I've also found a lot of fun crafty ideas, including some goodies for my DIY Jewelry and For The Home boards.
I've got a few crafts ready to blog, but I had finished photos of this one, so here it is! My niece's first birthday was this weekend. Here's part of her gift: a pink pinafore, crocheted in Bernat's Cottontots. The pattern is called "Sunshine Baby Dress," from crochet genius Linda Permann and it's from the May-June 2010 issue of Crochet Today. Since the pattern was written for a different kind of yarn, I swapped the recommended J hook for an H hook to make the pattern work.
I had a little fun playing around with Keynote and creating some funky photo displays (so simple). Unfortunately, I took the photos on a very cloudy Saturday morning, so there's a few different shades of pink on display.
I like the lacy elements along the neckline...and also that this dress is worked in one continuous piece from the top down. I'm also hoping that this can be a piece of clothing that goes from being a dress to a hippie top. (The armholes are nice and big.) I also think this thing feels super-comfy: it's 100% cotton and seamless!
Here's hoping it fits the birthday girl. ;)
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