Sunday, January 27, 2008

My ladies.

Today was a big day in the Caffee family. Today was the day we dedicated our little miracles (my nieces), Lily and Iris. Can you believe how big they are getting? I'm sorry I don't have a better picture but with the fluorescent lights and having to work from the first row, this was the best I could do. I am still amazed at what God has given us in these little angels.
Today was also the day that Molly and Madeline got to wear their bonnets that Molly has been BEGGING for. She said she wants to look like a little Amish girl (we visit Amish country a few times a year and she loves the little girls bonnets). I loved them!!! My girls looked soooo sweet in them! There's something so innocent about a little white bonnet. I think this could be my new obsession. Don't you think every little girl needs a bonnet, heirloom dress and dress coat, and a pretty petticoat. mmmmm....... I just can't get enough! The bonnets are pintucked, white, batiste with entredeux and hand crochet lace around the face. I was thinking of making a couple more and selling them in my Etsy shop. What do you think, and how much should they cost? After church I got to work on a scarflette that has been in my head ever since I got this yummy yarn here. This is kettle dyed, 100% wool, hand spun yarn, in a jade-ish color. I really like the way it turned out, and it worked up in about 30 minutes - which makes me very happy. I wrote out the pattern and now I'm looking for someone to test this pattern for me. ;) So can I talk one of you into this? I would like to have two testers if I could scrounge them up, maybe one intermediate and one very experienced. The first two to offer will get the job, and in return will get a copy of all my other patterns for free. I will have more patterns out soon so if you would be willing to test for those, please let me know. I am lovin how versatile this scarflette is! You can wear it fitted (like above picture) or more loose like a collar (like picture below). I can't wait to wear it, I love this color (which did not photograph well) with my red hair. There are not many colors that compliment red hair well, it is so nice to find one every now and then. I am hoping to have this pattern in my shop in the next week or so. I will let you know when it is ready. NOTE: If you want to comment but do not have a blogger account, comment as anonymous and leave your name. Edit: You guys are amazing! Before I went to bed last night I had all the testers (some contacted me through sewingmamas) I needed! Let me know if you would like to be a future tester, this will be a good place to have your names all in one place.

15 comments:

thecherubscloset said...

The bonnets are breathtaking! Beautiful work. The girls look very sweet in them, and you should definitely put a few up for sale!

Anonymous said...

I would be glad to test for you. I consider myself an intermediate crocheter. :)
I'm Rebecka, LadyMadelon at SM.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to be a tester. I'm a very experienced crocheter

Your girls are adorable! I love the bonnets!!

Dena, I'm Bhambaby at SM.

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog.. Your work is gorgeous and I just want to squeeze the babies...

I will be watching for your next pattern that needs testing, since I am moving this week and have NOOO time..

I would say I am a very experienced crocheter, I believe I have been crocheting longer than you have been alive.. LOL

Allie, I'm allie at SM

est said...

gorgeous bonnet!!!your work are so pro! :)

StichingSurgeon said...

Your little girls are soooo adorable! Those bonnets are just too cute.

Leah said...

Great job, everything is beautiful... it looks like you have testers for this time around, but if you need testers in the future, I'm and intermediate to advanced crocheter.

Coralee said...

I don't crochet, but wanted to say, love the bonnets! Too cute! oh, and thanks for the comment love on my "famous" bag...very fun!

Firefly Hill said...

Love the bonnets and the scarflet! The girls are adorable!

Annie

craftaddictconfessional said...

Look at all those pretty, precious girls!

Sheila said...

Samantha,
I received my book on Sat! Love it! Thank you so much. I want to make a blanket with edging I think. Since I don't crochet, I'll need to take my time, but I think I can do it.
Love the bonnets. I go to Lancaster PA a lot, and your girls do look like the little Amish girls, so sweet! I've made several very similiar bonnets. I have sold mine for $25 to $30, when I make them to match a Christening gown, and I think that is really not enough, but people don't realize how much goes into it, as I'm sure you know. XO

RC said...

Love the bonnets! I bet they would sell great on Etsy

Oh and I'd love to be a tester too.. I'm an experienced crocheter

Oliver Rain said...

I'm sorry I didn't check your blog last night. I'd love to be a tester next time. Thanks for your lovely comments. To answer a question--I have no idea what kind of nursing I want to do, so far I like med-surgery, psych, peds, home care, palliative, pretty much everything. It will depend on where I get a job. I would love being in peds though.

The pictures are gorgeous. The twins are little angels and so are your girls. The coats and bonnets are so sweet. I remember wanting something like that so badly when I was young. Somehow I don't think it would work as well on me now, unless I move to Amish country. I would think you could charge about $40 for them, though I don't know how much you paid in materials and then consider your own labour.

The scarf is beautiful. I love the colour. So far I've crocheted one of two patterns for the slippers. I'm a horrible finisher though, so it may take a week or so before I get the buttons sewn on and I can post photos.

Have a good day.

limom said...

wow! Fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Your sewing is fantastic--I love reading your blog---and the children are precious---And by the way I think I am related to you---