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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Beanie And Boots Giveaway

My friend, Sharon hosts an exciting online antenatal course in South Africa called Just Engage. She also regularly posts fun, relevant, real and helpful stories on her blog relating to pregnancy and parenting. You can follow her on facebook too.

She is currently running a giveaway featuring this beanie and boots set, and has written a lovely article about Megs J Shep.

Because these were made for a giveaway they had to be suitable for either a boy or a girl. I had been wanting to make something up using this combination of silver grey and stone, and this seemed the perfect opportunity. The pattern I used for the boots is from Repeat Crafter Me and is easy to follow. I found it a fun a versatile pattern. I then had to find a pattern for a beanie that matched….not so easy. I ended up making this one up. It is predominantly double (single if you are American) crochet, except for the brim which is alternate double and half-treble rows to match the cuff on the boots.

It is great to be part of this giveaway. Thanks to Sharon and Just Engage for featuring me. I hope these boots and beanie will be well worn by a precious little person.


Georgia’s Red Slippers

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Georgia has grown out of all her shoes, and now that she’s a mature 4 month old I decided that she can graduate from pink to deep red. Her Mom also has a delightful pair of red pumps that would be so cute to match.

I’ve been busy making a pile of gifts recently and won’t be posting them on my blog ’til they’ve been given. However, it appears that no matter what, there will always be an endless flow of baby shoes from the production line. For these I used the good old faithful Dainty Mary Jane pattern from I used three strands of a very fine baby yarn and a 4.5mm hook. They are finished off perfectly with satin buttons.

Most of the baby shoes I make are for newborns, but these are slightly larger and should fit Georgia from 4-6 months of age. She wore them yesterday evening and looked sooo sweet.