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!.
Hi, my name is Kerrie, I'm married to Dan and I'm a mum to Jim, Joseph, Flynn and Alice.We live on a small farm near Ballarat in Australia. I would like to share with my readers the magic of the everydayness with littlies. Their enthusiasm for life and their need for play, always warms my heart. I love making things with my hands, they're never idle, so within these pages you'll find recipes for food, we all have healthy appetites around here. Craft of all sorts smocking, sewing clothes, toys, knitting, tatting and more. We love the beautiful area we live in so you will get to experience our seasons and the wonderful dance mothernature does for us here. warm wishes to you all. kerrie