Sunday, September 21, 2008

Alice's first coat




I love this coat and bonnet it is so soft, I could snuggle Alice in it all day long, (like I need an excuse). I bought a cashmere scarf on ebay for $7.00 and cut it up. The back of the bonnet is circled with embroidery including a spider and the coat has a smocked yoke wich I had to pleat by hand as the fabric was too thick for the smocking machine, which was no biggy as there are only five rows. I tatted some lace around the collar and bonnet, it was my first attempt at tatting. I didn't realise how hard it is to tat, you only do one sort of stitch but... It felt like I had never used my hands before, totally weird, now after many hours (I swear it took an hour to do a circle) its easy and quick and I like that it fits in my pocket so where ever I am waiting I can pull it out and do a loop. I lined the coat with silk because I just can't dress my children in anything that isn't natural, its hard to explain. I'll take a photo of her in her bonnet it's so cute on her!.
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7 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Oh my gosh, what a little cutie. She's so pretty. By the way, welcome to the world of tatting. I do hope you carry on with the craft as we need more young tatters like you in tat land.
Jane Eborall

TattingChic said...

What a precious babydoll you have there! The stitching on that coat is exquisite! It looks like something my Aunt Lizette would have done and THAT is a huge compliment! Your first attempt at tatting is beautiful! I love the delicate touch it adds to the already beautiful coat!

I echo Jane when I say "Welcome to tat land" LOL!

flowertinker said...

Hi Kerrie. Thanks for your comment. It's just great to discover this blog site. It has opened up a new world for me of sharing. Im loving yours. Your smocking is so beautiful...and your baby too.It has brightened my day.

hanna said...

just gorgeous, you are so clever.
I love the photo of her in the grass :o)

hanna said...

By the way I'm glad you're enjoying the bread recipe!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful bonnet! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for your visit to Frog Creek!

rosalindentree said...

wow Kerrie
you have seriously talented hands and a vivid imagination! I'm trully inspired!
have loved having a wander round your blogland
Rosi