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Saturday, September 20, 2008

SHOW AND TELL: My Kids' Christening Outfit

When we were trying to get pregnant with my oldest son, I decided I wanted to make my baby's christening gown. I found a wonderful thread crochet pattern and set to work. This is the result...


Christening gown, hat and booties...crocheted in '96...worn by all three of my boys.


Close up of buttons and hat...I couldn't find buttons I liked so I bought the beads in the right color and made these buttons.


Close up of the front of the bodice and the booties.

I hope I get to use this one more time.

To see more wonderful SHOW AND TELL, check in with Miss Lollipop.

33 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, What beautiful work you did!!! Just gorgeous!

Fertilized said...

holy cow - Gorgeous!

Malky B. said...

Very nice and still so white. Good for a girl or boy I assume?

Velda said...

One of my most prized gifts to my baby girl from you is the exact same set you made for her. It's a treasure!

mom2manyblessings said...

Wow, how gorgeous, Kristin! I have a beautiful outfit that was handmade for us when we got pregnant with our first girl...all 3 of the girls have worn it. I'm looking forward to the day when their girls will get to wear it.

SmartOne said...

That's amazing! I wish I was the arty type and could make such a cherished keepsake! You have mad skilz!

ICLW

butterflyanla said...

Great stitch work. Very beautiful.Great Show and Tell

Cara said...

Kristin this is WOW impressive and really special for your family treasury box to handed down from generation to generation! (tearing) My girls will be handing down some off-the-rack gown from JC Penney.

Martha said...

How beautiful, what detail and craftsmanship. You are an artist, what a lovely gift to share with us, Thank you!

Margaret said...

Beautiful, Kristin. My kids both wore a gown made for my grandmother and worn by my mother, uncle, all four of us kids, my niece and my nephew! I love family traditions.

Beautiful Mess said...

*green with envy* that is so beautiful work! you did an amazing job! One of these day I'll do something creative...
Enjoy your day!
-D *ICLW*

Jaymee said...

beautiful

Millie said...

So beautiful. You do wonderful work.

Another Dreamer said...

It is so beautiful. You can really see the love in it.

Delenn said...

Wow! That is such an amazing outfit! I am glad you were able to have all three boys use it. Talented.

bendingbackwards said...

Gorgeous! We have my families christening gown worn by my grandfather, father, uncles and cousins. Now just have to wait until that time comes.

Here from ICLW.

kccat said...

You did a great job. Very nicely done.

annacyclopedia said...

Beautiful work, Kristin! So wonderful to have something handmade with so much love, shared by all your boys.

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I left a comment there about the washing machine - but basically, you just chuck the veggies in on cold and run the cycle. It worked great!

Lori said...

You are one talented lady.

Silver said...

That is beautiful.

Topcat said...

My goodness that is beautiful! I can't even sew a button on! XO

theclam said...

Wow! You made that yourself - you rock!!

Thx for your comment on my blog
(ICLW)

CappyPrincess said...

Absolutely beautiful! As a fellow crocheter, I can truly appreciate all of the hard work and love that went into those garments. I'm soooooooooo glad you had the opportunity to use them, more than once, and with hopes to use them again.

ICLW

Meari said...

Wow. That's beautiful, Kristin.

Ken's choice said...

How beautyful,and all made by you !! one thing I can't do, is crochet
look after it Kristin, might come in handy one day !!

Wishing 4 One said...

Man absolutely gorgeous! I so wish I could knit or crochet I am jealous in a good way! thanks for sharing!

Wishing 4 One said...

Man absolutely gorgeous! I so wish I could knit or crochet I am jealous in a good way! thanks for sharing!

ChristeningMom said...

That is amazing. You are definitely talented to make such beautiful Christening Outfit.

Rachel & Jacob said...

absolutley beautiful and intricate!

sassy said...

That is so beautiful ! I've taken up knitting several times, but after being rescued by my husband after being attacked & strangled by a ball of yarn, I think I've quit now once and for all.

CreoleInDC said...

GORGEOUS KRISTIN!!!!!!

foreverloyal said...

beautiful. I wish I could knit but I need to get my sewing skills up to par first.

Love it! said...

Super cute!!