Sunday, February 27, 2011

To Haiti with Love

These photos show what I've been up to lately, along with a couple friends. These are safe birthing kits, headed on their way to Haiti. They contain items needed for a clean birthing environment, along with a baby blanket and a stuffed toy. Friends Maria, Cecilia, Lauren and I make 7 kits together. Maria made the bags, I made the blankets and we culminated the project by having a stuffed toy making day. The kits are on their way via Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership. Thanks to Jade at Craft Hope for making this project known. We've had such a great time with this!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


This pattern left us all giggling with delight. A few weeks ago, Hailey had gone on a walk with her boyfriend. It was cold and she came home chilly. I asked why she hadn't worn her new handwarmers to stay warm and she replied, "Mom, it is no fun to hold hands with gloves on!" Shortly thereafter, I came upon this pattern on ravelry and had to make it! It is called "Smitten". Perfect, no? I started knitting it and it made me giggle so much that I couldn't keep it to myself. Soon everyone in the house but Hailey knew about it. I decided to give it to her on Valentine's Day before she went for a walk with her boyfriend. When I handed it to her she couldn't stop laughing about it either. She and her boyfriend used it on their Valentine walk and I think it is a success. It made her facebook status and makes us all smile. Perfect!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Pleated Denim Purse

Another project completed! I had the knitting done on this one last year, but just in the last couple of days have I finally added a lining, buttons and wrist chain. This cute little purse is from Boutique Knits. I love how it turned out!