Every baby in my family has used this heirloom cradle with their babies. When I had this cradle in my possession 5 years ago I had a pad for it that I’d found at a thrift store. But it’s been lost somewhere between the four family babies that have been born since. So I had to make a pad for it.
I pieced together my scraps of quilt batting and used a white cotton sheet for outer pieces. I machine quilted it with a regular foot(one of these days I’m going to buy a walking foot!)and then serged around the edges.
Right now it’s folded in half. I kept it a larger rectangle for now so that the pad could also be used as a tummy time quilt or another use but I may change my mind about that and cut it to fit exactly. I could even unfold it and sew corner seams to make a built-in bumper. I just haven’t decided yet.
Otherwise known as “My First Knitted Project”!
I used two YouTube videos to learn the stitches needed for the “Grandma’s Favorite” dishcloth that is so very popular online, about 1/2-2/3 a skein of Lily N’ Cream Stripes cotton yarn, #7 bamboo needles and lots of determination to make this my first project. Cost: less than $1.
Hopefully the next 11 I plan to make(and have bought yarn for)will work up quicker as I get better and faster.
The colors are not at all true in this pic. The darkest green is lime, with jadeite, celery and white.
Yep, that’s what I learned during my lunch hour today. Someone recently gave me a knitted dishcloth and I loved it so much I began shopping around hoping to buy some. Wow, they’re expensive! So I bumped up “Learn to knit” from the bottom of my to-do list for this year. Of course, I’ve tried learning to knit several times so far in the last 15 years but never seriously or with a project in mind. So off to YouTube I went and within 15 minutes I was knitting! I only had an old $.35 thrift store skein of acrylic yarn and a set of #3 needles someone had given me. But here’s what I got done during my lunch hour:
Here’s a close-up:
And of course, I really liked it and I’m thinking I’ll get addicted!
Lucky for me I’ve been sitting on a $25 gift card to Michael’s crafts. I know they sell knitting stuff so I’ll be picking up some larger needles(6 or 7) and cotton yarn this week to start making dishcloths.