I have two 3 month old grandnieces and I get to meet them this week-end in San Diego!
My oldest brother's oldest daughter had twins in June...I am so excited to finally be able to hold these babies in my arms.
It is never too early to have a good supply of hoodies (my favorite article of clothing), so I decided to make the girls a matched set of hoodies and booties. I didn't have a lot of time to decorate them, but still, it was fun.
I ordered them from Dharma Trading...nice white cotton, ready to dye.
This is one of the two sets, soaked in a soda ash solution (which will act as the mordent to set the dyes.)
I had some old procion dyes kicking around, so I mixed them up....
...and poured them over my wet baby clothes in these jars. Then I let them sit in the sun for a couple of hours. Next I washed them well with detergent, and let them dry overnight.
"A" is for Anna....
...and "H" is for Halle.
This is cut out fulled wool.
It was fun to applique them onto the hoodies with a little embroidery.
But most fun of all will be to see those precious girls wearing these things...
Given with love from their Aunt Allie.....
Have a great week, you all!