Friday, March 28, 2014

I Could Write a Sonnet GIVEAWAY!

And now for the moment you've all been waiting for, the Reveal of the Giveaway prize!

I can't believe it took me a week to get it together! You see, I had quite a few hick-ups in being able to get things together, but we'll get to that in a minute.

I have decided to give away this handmade vintage style Newborn Baby bonnet!

It didn't take me long to decide to make a bonnet, it's just everything that came up in between that was aggravating. Moments after I announced on my Facebook  page that I would be hosting this giveaway, my Mother became ill and ended up spending the weekend at the Hospital. All is well now, but it took a while for life to settle back to normal.

I started off by grabbing McCall's 4865 from my stash. You would think that, being McCall's, that everything would be straight forward and come together easily.... no...
I cut out a newborn size and gave it a large seam allowance.. and ended up with something big enough to fit my 2 year old Niece..  

I pondered for a day or so on what to do next, when I remembered I had Vintage Simplicity 2656 in my stash as well.
This pattern was a joy to work with! And it came together like a dream!
It is modeled here by my favourite baby doll when I was little, who's name was changed so many times I can't remember what it was. Chrissy, I think... She used to coo and cry, wake and sleep, but alas no more.. :(
 The dress she is wearing is one I made last year that won a blue ribbon in my local county fair. The dress is NOT part of the giveaway, just the bonnet.

The bonnet is mostly hand sewn with white hand embroidery across the band. The embroidery is based on a vintage pattern I found through Pinterest.

 It is made in Newborn size and gathers at the back in a sweet little padded "Button" There are ribbon ties that can be tied in a bow under the chin.

 To enter, simply follow the instruction in the "Widget" below!

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