November 4, 2009

They've created a monster!

You all know how I love beanies.

Well,

Inspired by my crafty friend
Becca,

and

Advised by my talented seamstress-of-a-sister Jessica,

the two of them have created a monster--they taught me how to make beanies!

Someone stop me! You may never see the fuzzy head of my baby ever again! Or quite possibly, I may OD on beanies altogether, and never want to see one again. Only time shall tell.

I made a pattern on butcher paper and hurried off to get some fabric.


My first beanie had some issues. It was fine as long as you did not roll it up to give it a cuff. If you rolled it up, the seams stuck out. Yuck.

But I really wanted a cuff. The problem plagued my wee brain all through the night, as I tossed and turned in bed. I was feeling very insulted that I could not figure this problem out.

A phone call to my sister in the morning solved the problem. She is so smart. Thanks Jess ...and Becca, for giving me the idea!






The green beanie actually ended up being a gift for Lorie's dearest little Benjamin King.

I was happy to be able to make a matching green beanie, because the beanie I bought him a few weeks ago did not match the onesie as well.



And here is the blanket I made to go with the onesie and beanie.

The houndstooth and marled grey fabrics are made of wool
.

And here is the set all together.

26 comments:

  1. Yeah for learning the beanies! I love, love, love the gift that you made. My goal is to learn how to sew so I can do cute things like that.

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  2. omgosh. everything you make just gets cuter and cuter. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the whole set. And the beanies...what an awesome idea!! I still don't get how you have time to watch 4 kiddos and sew and do everything else.

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  3. Davi, that's the cutest set yet! I love it all. You are amazing! A set like that is worth risking another pregnancy for, lol!!!

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  4. AND WE ARE STILL DYING OVER THEM. seriously. I can't stop pulling them out and looking at them over and over again. =) I love you friend.

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  5. Wow! Girl, how do you have the time and creative power to make all of these tiny adorable things and be a Mommy to 4 little boys? That is the cutest little set! I love how your gifts are so personalized. Beautiful!

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  6. So cute! All of it. Love it!

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  7. oh my goodness...that set is so cute!!

    I wish I could sew..I've tried..3 bloody fingers later..and well..I quit!

    You should open an Esty shop so I could buy Pink beanies..lol.

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  8. Love, love, love the beanies...so cute!

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  9. so will you tell me the secret to no seam?
    This post made me tear up...maybe that time of the month or maybe the incredible sweetness of that little tiny king...whatever the case...very well done. I love it!

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  10. Adorable! Now you must share your secret with me on how to do the cuff. I haven't sat down to think about it long enough to figure it out!

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  11. and now another thing that you are better at then me :)

    i tried the whole "beanie making thing" a few weeks ago. it did not work out as well as yours did.

    i shall give it another try. maybe i can make fun beanies for my nieces and nephews this year for Christmas!

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  12. That first beanie totally cracked me up, lol! I wish I had more cute little kids to make things for! I'm going to start up a sewing storm soon making Christmas gifts, I might just have to steal this idea from you :x

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  13. DAVI!! you are so DANG TALENTED!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! those are the cutest things EVER!! the lil' redheaded boy?? with the crown?!omg. to die for!!

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  14. Oh man that is cute!!!! I love beanies. If only my little one would wear anything on her head!

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  15. OMG! I am in love LOVE! Benjamin King, are you kidding me. SO darn cute! I love the little crowned guy you came up with! Oh geeez! I need to learn those beanies and that cuff PRONTO! I am thinking that too many of us are going to be hounding you for your pattern and no seam cuff secret... perhaps when you have time you could send it our way??? Thank you for sharing!

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  16. You my friend have gots mad skills. :) Those beanies are so cute. And Benjamin's onsie and blanket are adorable. Amazing. Simply amazing you are.

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  17. Thanks all!

    The cuff is really so easy! Trust me. My sister almost did not understand what my problem was, because it was so simple. Just make your beanie a little longer on the bottom and do a nice big hem at the end. I was doing the hem first and that's why the seams were sticking out!

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  18. so cute. you are a genuine talent

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  19. ADORABLE! I was so bummed I couldn't stay at Lorie's shower and see all her loot. Love, love the gift you made for her. I was just looking for beanie tutorials online the other day. I didn't find any, but figured I could make a quick template off of a baby beanie....maybe I'll have you teach me. I just want to make a couple for my new babe. :)

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  20. These are so cute, words fail me.

    yah, right, like words would ever actually fail me. I can't ever write a short comment! ;)

    but, if words COULD fail me, I think these creations of yours would do it. I have to agree, cutest set yet. I was in love with these at the shower!!! I just love your sweet things. The best part is that your creations are so THOUGHTFUL. Perfection.

    I really need you to have a sewing class so I can come and learn how to make beanies and onesies and all these wonderful things. :)

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  21. Amazing Davi ... YOU are amazing! Bens gift was more stunning than any words I can think of ... and I love love love the beanies!

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  22. Hey Davi: How do you like Loved Baby onsies? I'm thinking of carrying them (or other onsies) in the store and need an experts opinion. Let's talk.

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  23. All adorable of course! I think you should do a blog tutorial on the beanies!

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  24. SOOOO adorable!!! Seriously the perfect set for little Ben!

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  25. THAT is THE CUTEST SET EVER!! omgosh davi, seriously!!!

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  26. Davi, I saw this blanket with Lorie when she was in the store...OMG! You are so innovative and creative! How fun and so cool! Was great to meet you the other day! God Bless!

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