Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crocheted Baby Dress


This is a dress I finished today that was based on a pattern at the Miracles Happen website.  Miracles Happen is a network of knitters and crocheters that help to provide for newborn babies' early needs.  From the website:
        "Sometimes, when a woman is pregnant, she experiences feelings of confusion, she may feel scared, or helpless. Her whole world is changing and she doesn't know what to do. Many women have their own resources (family, friends, medical professionals) to turn to in this time of need. But many do not. Staff at pregnancy crisis centers are there to listen to these women, to share their concerns, and to offer real hope for their future.
Miracles Happen is a network of volunteers who make and distribute handmade items for a newborn baby's early needs."

I have been crocheting for The Sewing Closet, a local charity for children throughout our county that, through poverty, would not otherwise receive new clothes.  Many of the women sew clothing, but I am one of a few that crochet or knit blankets and layettes for our local hospitals' maternity wards, for parents who are not prepared to have the items necessary for taking their baby home.  It is websites like Miracles Happen that are inspirational to me.

I am linking to:

http://www.acreativeharbor.com/

http://creativeeveryday.com/

http://www.create-with-joy.com/2012/01/inspire-me-monday-week-4.html

8 comments:

Carol L McK said...

Adorable and so well done ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) linked with CED

Carolyn Dube said...

The dress is adorable! It reminds me of my daughter knitting baby booties for a charity. She had fun doing it and felt even better being able to help someone else!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This is sooo adorable and I am so impressed with the skill it takes to make this... I would end up in a corner nursing a glass of wine and mumbling incoherently... really admire your skills and generous spirit... happy CED

karisma said...

So cute, and what a lovely idea.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Adorable!

Kat W said...

Gorgeous cute dress - makes me all broody just looking at it :-))

And these sound like wonderful charities. Great that you're supporting them by sharing your beautiful skills!

Hugs
Kat Xx

Katrina said...

Simple adorable! I see this, and I think to myself: I just HAVE to learn how to knit! So wonderful that you do this for a charity. The women (and babies) who receive your knitted items are truly blessed.
Katrina
(new follower!)

Jenn Erickson said...

So adorable, and inspiring too!

I'm featuring your post on tomorrow's "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

Thank you so much for linking up! Come by tomorrow to see your feature, join the party, and grab a button!

<3
Jenn