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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Foto Story Friday #107--- Check out what I've made

I'm a cheapskate and I really wanted one of those cocoon/snuggle things for baby photos, but I didn't want to have to pay the asking price on one (they are anywhere from $20-40).  I figured I could make one. After scouring the net, I found a pattern that looked like I could handle and set to work.  now the hat I made is not quite the hat listed in the pattern (I was running out of yarn so I improvised)

Not bad.  Then my friend had her baby a little early, so I dropped by the hospital to see him and, ya know, just happened to have it with me!  Guess what, he fit!  I can't wait to take some better ones when he goes home. 
12 hours old and all snuggled up in my cocoon!
Then I saw these hanging cocoon/stork pouches and so wanted one.  I went on another search of the net and, well, I found a lot of them and a few patterns that were for sale. \ I didn't want to pay!   I studied the pictures and tried and tried again until I came up with this.  I wrote down my stitches and have my own pattern now.
Maybe when the above baby comes home, his momma will consent to letting me place him in it!
Now I'm trying to figure out how to make a baby hammock like this or this.  Wish me luck!  I've got an idea in mind now to get a bigger hook and set to trying it out.  If and when I get it figured out I'll post it.

P.S. I finished my version of a baby hammock in the wee hours:



PhotoStory Friday

12 comments:

Honey Mommy said...

So fun! I have some cute ideas for baby photos too. I want to make a cute teddy bear hat with ears! Love the cocoon though!

Monica said...

Great idea!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

What a little cutie. :) I've never seen one of those before. I'm impressed you figured out how to make one. I can't even sew on a button. :P

Raise Them Up said...

You did a great job! And what a sweet little baby!

Amy said...

oh I so want the baby hammock and the cocoon. Adorable.

Kat said...

Oh my gosh! Those are great! Awesome job! :)

CJ said...

Oh! That is the smallest, cutest hammock I have ever seen - great job!!

Emmy said...

Great great job! And just so you know for safety you don't really want to let the baby hang freely in the cocoon. Usually someone's hand is holding the baby's bottom as it "hangs" and then you photo shop the hand out.

Krystyn said...

Sure cute and creative! I've seen those around and think they are adorable.

rochelle said...

Great job, Carrie! Anything with needles and yarn scares me to death. Way to be creative and resourceful.

latree said...

oh so cute! I bet baby Ai' would say 'I want one' if he was able to talk :D

lisaschaos said...

Look at you go! I love all your creations! I could cuddle up in that hammock! lol