Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A Hat with a bit of Norwegian Flair
I have a confession to make. I have a strange infatuation with clothing inspired by traditional garb-especially the ones with Scandinavian or Norwegian flair.
I am one of those strange girls who would be perfectly content to dress as if stepping out of a Carl Larsson painting. Or a Tasha Tudor, or Elsa Beskow for that matter-but I digress. This yearning becomes ESPECIALLY bad when I crack open one (of the many) Jan Brett childrens books we own.
Every (SINGLE) time I finish reading a Jan Brett book~ I am inspired anew to make clothes for the girls. And not just the people character costumes. Oh no no no. I love the animal ones too.
Of course, I haven't actually MADE any clothing yet. But that is beside the point.
I crocheted a bonnet recently for the wee one of a friend. I had just finished reading Jan Brett to the kids and I couldn't help myself. I had to add a bit of flair.
A few yarn lazy daisies later, I couldn't help but wonder at the extraordinary outcome of a simple act. I loved it. LOVED it.
The pictures I took of it were far from lovely though. You just need a REAL model for these things. A doll won't do. You understand.
But guess what? Her mother just happened to post a picture of her Bitty in the hat and when I saw it I swooned. She gave me permission to post it here:
Is that not the most gorgeous girl in the world? She MAKES the hat, you know. When I saw her sweet little chin and new bright eyes and that look of hesitation-my hormones did a hurdle in my gut and~ had Matt been within arms reach~ I may have just had to have a go at getting a baby of my own.
Thank you Amy for sharing a picture of your darling and for letting me post it here too.
And for producing a baby so luscious and delectable that mothers everywhere feel sudden urges to procreate.
The world needs more of those.