17 November 2008

you can whip up a dozen of these

in no time.


If you haven't heard about Amanda's new project: Mama to Mama, click on over and give it a look see. These tiny hats are unbelievably easy and can make all the difference to a tiny baby.


She's got the pattern right there for you. (if you are without a printer like me, take a peek then you can fake it.) You don't have to spend a dime to do it either. Chances are, you already have a bag lying around, destined for the thrift shop, that you can raid for a few old tees. Or maybe your closet is in need of a weeding? Or your kids' drawers?


And they take almost time at all. If I can manage, anyone can.


I flipped the shirts inside out and pinned them last night after the boys went to bed: five minutes.
I traced the pattern after breakfast: two minutes.
And I stitched them while Curious George was on: Maybe fifteen minutes.
Trim them up and tie those adorable knots and you have a beautiful handmade donation in about a half an hour. (ten hats took about forty-five minutes total with my boys "helping".)



She also has a call out for handmade recieving blankets and links to other craftivism sites. Click over and see how you can turn your unwanted tees into a baby's hope.

The deadline is December Tenth!

2 comments:

Anne said...

Oh that's wicked cool!

Jessica said...

I'm so into craftism these days...it's even taking over my holiday crafting. Aren't those hats too much fun to make!?!