Thursday, September 10, 2009

Baby Clothes!

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!

38 comments :

Maureen said...

So cute Allie, and your energy for doing everything is astounding!

Judy S. said...

What a wonderful gift, Allie! I am sure it will be treasured. Thanks to for the link.

Vicki W said...

How cute!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

3 month old grandnieces? Lucky you, and lucky them to receive such special presents!

Debra said...

Cute with a capital C.

Marty52 said...

Cute!!! Matching but not too matching.. they are perfect, Allie.

Kay said...

Sweet! And be sure to post some twin pictures.

Raspberry said...

Oh those are darling!!! I love it (and I love Dharma Trading too). I particularly love what you did with the dyes.

Plays with Needles said...

I'm glad to see your hippie streak is heading down two generations -- they will be the hippest new chicks in their hood. Have a great time holding those beautiful babies and smelling those delicious baby heads...there's nothing quite like it in the world...

Cathy K said...

My goodness, Aunt Allie, you are the WOMAN; you even do baby clothes! (Waaay cute!) Cherish the baby girl cuddles. As an Experienced Grandma (of 10 days, LOL), I can attest that there's nothing quite like it. Hugs, Cathy

Deb's Stitch in Time said...

Allie, How adorable they are. I'll bet those babies are sooo adorable, too. Hope you get to hold them as often as possible.

FredaB said...

Allie they are so cute. You couldn't buy something like that even if you wanted to and made by their Auntie something special.

Give each baby a big hug from me. I miss having a small one around. Have a great time.

Hugs

FredaB

Thelma said...

Love those colors! They turned out great!

Conni said...

THEES R RLY PRESHUS!

Bobbi Pohl said...

Dharma Trading has the best stuff. And you have made the best use of it. I love bright colors for babies.

Mary said...

can't wait to see you. the hoodies are adorable. don't forget any folded up throw aways for your greedy but loving lil sis. seester

JoWynn Johns said...

Brilliant....and way cool!

Summerset said...

Very cute - must have been a fun little project.

Barbara C said...

What a sweet (and cool) baby gift. Enjoy your trip.

Eva Mari said...
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Eva Mari said...

I'm floored... Loved it!
What wee treasures for the wee angels!
Their mum is REALLY lucky in all ways!
Best regards from Eva Mari
in Norway :D

Sorry about the delete, - did a stupid mistake..

averyclaire said...

The jackets are adorable...nice idea....but then you are a VERY creative person. Love it.

Deb H said...

Awwww....how CUTE!

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Oh My Goodness!! Those are adorable!

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