*****Story behind the project to follow. If you just want to see the project feel free to skip this part*****
I love to give a small congratulatory gift when we find out that friends are pregnant. Usually, I stick to a theme that makes sense for the new parents and try to keep it gender-neutral since it's too early to know for sure. Apparently, all of the themes I look for do NOT come in gender-neutral designs when I need them. So I've been known to buy 2 outfits - one for a boy and one for a girl.
When our friends, the Fishes, found out, I bought fishy onesies. When the Fenders found out, I bought guitar onesies. Now that the *Smiths (name changed to protect the pregnant who aren't announcing yet) are expecting, we decided to stick to an owl theme because Mrs. *Smith LOVES owls.
This time I took The Hubs with me to find some gender-neutral (or dual) onesies featuring owls. That was a bust. We could find NO gender-neutral or boy owl clothes at all. When The Hubs suggested we purchase receiving blankets or toys, I had to explain about the belly.
"You see," I told him, "women drape new baby clothes over their bellies to imagine the wee one inside wearing it." He looked at me confused. "It's a thing," I told him. He still doesn't quite understand what it's all about, but he's decided to concede and just take my word for it.
After leaving a couple stores disappointed with the selection, I had an idea. A crocheted owl hat for newborn photos would be PERFECT! The only problem: I do NOT crochet.
Not to worry, though. My awesome Grandma does. So I sent her a free pattern I found online, met her at Joann's to purchase the yarn a couple days later and before week's end she had crocheted THE most adorable hat ever.
*****For those interested in the project only: start here*****
|Hat crocheted by my fabulous Grandma. Free pattern found on Repeat Crafter Me|
MCT Products Used
Classy Girl Accessories (baby buggy)
4x4 Journal Die
Birthday Buddies (owl)
I'm so glad you were able to stop by today! Be sure to head over to the MCT blog to see what the other designers have created for Whatever Wednesday!
I hope you were inspired!