Sunday, February 16, 2014

Itty Bitty Clothes

Tiny fingers, tiny toes,
     little itty bitty clothes~

little whimpers, little cries,
darling little sparkling eyes~

precious little fingers that reach out
for tomorrow~
always staying near to your

a whole new meaning of love
to explore~

one of the most beautiful
miracles of

a little "vintage inspired" coat~
(a baby gift for one of my friends at work)

a winter white blanket
 for the babe~

a little chenille bunny
for when those tiny fingers
begin to explore~
you can find the pattern for Bunny Blanket Buddy here

and a little beaded hat
to match the coat!

~a little wintery ensemble
that I began knitting in the early

Pattern details
a whispery soft pale pink wrap blanket --
I used a size 11 needle
(cast on 60 stitches and knitted in stockinette)
the "vintage inspired" coat--
Churchmouse Wee Ones

(I added a little standup collar and a few rows
 of 2x2 ribstitch around the sleeves)
Yarn details for the coat~
Fiesta Yarns - La Boheme
(I did some midnight shopping in my yarn stash
and this was my selection)
I wanted something that had a lot of texture for this style of coat.
This yarn is double stranded, with one strand being a soft kid mohair,
making this coat so soft and lovely.
I also loved the beautiful vibrant pink color of the yarn.
And -- it was in my stash --so once again---
I am stash busting! 
Woo Hoo!

The little pocket was made from a vintage handkerchief
that I purchased at the flea market. 
The hanky was beautifully embroidered - so I cut the pocket from part of the embroidered section.
A bit of vintage lace was added along the top 
along with a little pink tulle flower and beaded leaf. 
Pattern details for the beaded hat
Tilli Tomas flurries baby beanie
Yarn - Tilli Tomas Flurries beaded yarn
(also from my stash!) 
(stash busting again!!)

the blanket --
one of my favorite patterns by Jared Flood
Wool Leaves

yarn details for the blanket
(one of my Hobby Lobby favorites!)
(its friendly on your pocketbook, supersoft, and knits up beautifully)

Just Keepin' it Real~
I have finished my winter nesting -- I actually finished early!  All of the Woodland nests and the Shabby Chic nests have been delivered to their new homes.  This winter the little nests traveled to Europe, Australia, and Indonesia, in addition to parts of the US and Canada. Those nests are more traveled than me!

Next in line~~
Your Vintage Spring nests -- the next in my Designer series -- are already started and moving right along --for those of you on that reserved waiting list --- you won't be disappointed!

I've been watching some great television while I'm working on all of those nests~ I've loved watching these period drama series productions- Bomb Girls, Heat of the Sun, and

My sweet husband bought me a Kindle Fire HDX ( love, love, love!!) (the Kindle and the guy!!)-- so I've enjoyed downloading and watching Downton Abby on there.  I've also loved the free books that are available with the Amazon Prime membership.  Most recently I enjoyed reading--
 She Wore Only White.

Right now  I'm reading -- The Island.

 Not too many dull moments here in the Sacred Yarn Room!  The nests are constantly changing as they evolve in the making each year.  Up next -- I'll share with you the beautiful new look for this year's Shabby Chic nests.

Can I just say this~~ I am so sick of this winter!  ENOUGH already!!!! 



~JarieLyn~ said...

Vicky, can I just say that looking at your creations make my mouth water. They are so beautiful. I've been wanting to learn how to knit but I don't know where to begin. Do you have any tips for me? Should I find a class somewhere or try to teach myself? I know nothing about it at all. Anyway, I am so glad that I stumbled across you blog. It's definitely eye candy.

Julia said...

I'm impressed at your knitting skills and speed. It a wonder your needles doesn't melt. The yarn looks so very soft and this new baby girl will look so pretty in these knitted treasures. I think that the beaded hat is just the bomb.

I'm pretty sick of winter too with the second major snow storm in a week and it's so windy and cold, I had to dig out my warm pink ribbon warm mittens.
Tomorrow Spring will be only 32 days away. I'm on Spring count down till it gets here...
Hugs, keep warm and safe.

Deb said...

Hi Vicki
I'd love to be able to knit like you do. The little coat is so sweet and the addition of the vintage pocket is perfect. I can just picture this on a little baby girl. Your baby blanket is gorgeous, too. It is still so cold and wintry here, too.
Stay warm and thanks for sharing your beautiful knitted gifts. Deb

Joy said...

What an absolutely gorgeous post filled with wonderful goodies for a little darling - this has done my heart good, thank you! Hugs, Joy x

Noelle the dreamer said...

Loved absolutely everything you knitted! Thanks for sharing the patterns!!
Spring, please come soon!
God bless,

Julie Marie said...

Hello dear friend... oooh, those itty bitty knitted treasures are so adorable!... wish I had an itty bitty baby to buy some for!... your yarns always are so soft and pretty!... glad you got a Kindle... I have a Nook and I love it... but I still love a real book and a real magazine too... can't wait to get my Vintage Spring nest!... I am on your list... and yes, I am SICK of winter!... we have finally warmed up alot, rainy days... snow almost gone... yay!... I noticed some of my daffodils starting to peek up through the ground!... xoxo Julie Marie

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I'm with you on the winter front. It needs to go away!
All of those items are so beautiful, especially that chenille bunny!

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful "itty bitty clothes" and knitting, The cuddly chenille bunny is adorable. Thanks for the pattern details ... :) Pat

Nancy said...

What a wonderful friend you are to make all these lovely items for her new baby....I especially love the white blanket and plan to use this pattern for my new grand baby that's on the way...Such a labor of love....

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We are all sick of winter, as a matter of fact, I can't remember when I was sicker. I just hope Mother Nature makes up for this with a beautiful spring and a not too hot summer. I can only hope.

There is nothing more lovely than knitted clothes and blankets for a baby. I have saved all the ones that my mom knitted for my children. They are precious to me.

Fundy Blue said...

Lucky baby ~ to receive such exquisite things, Vicki. I am in awe of the beauty you create! I'm still working on my little blanket which is basically a big scarf! But I've had lots of positive feedback from my sisters and friends about the scarves I made them. I look at your work and dream of such artistry. It inspires me to keep going! Have a happy week!

Tanya @ Bead and Needle said...

You NEVER cease to amaze me, dear friend! Simply beautiful - always thinking of others! XOXOXO ME

My Garden Diaries said...

Your gift to your friend is just beautiful! Your work is stunning!!! And I too am done with this winter!! Spring can not come soon enough! A very happy week to you! Nicole

Createology said...

Such sweet and lovely Itty Bitty Clothes and Blankies. Your knitting is truly bliss. As everyone across the world has had far too horrific Winter we here in Northern California have NOT! We need rain and snow in the mountains. May you find Sunshine and Smiles Dear...

Kim Stevens said...

Vicki, you never cease to amaze me with all that you do and create. All I can say is that is one lucky baby to be getting those wonderful gifts from your heart.

Yes, we are all tired of winter!

Susan said...

My mother in law knitted many beautiful garments for my children. I still have the pram suit she made my son. Old fashioned maybe but much admired.I can handle winter as long as the sky is blue-this year has been gray, gray, gray.

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH- You are just so very talented! Those are beautiful and I hope we get to see some pictures of that sweet little baby sporting her new coat & hat. Everything there is just beautiful!!! xo Diana

Esme said...


These are present that your friend is going to treasure. Both the mum and the little baby are going to enjoy these. They are just precious.

Linda Powell said...

oooooh Vicki these baby makes are just so gorgeous, what a lucky little baby girl to be receiving such beautiful gifts. The little chennille bunny is just darling and I am sure it is baby soft. The vintage coat, WOW, I just adore this, the little pocket is a perfect finishing touch. The winter white blanket will wrap this new baby bundle up nice and warm. The little beaded hat, just simply darling.
Your photo shoot of this ensemble is fantastic, I'm so envious of your talent.
Thank you for sharing xxx

Sue said...

Yikkes ... those itty bitty little clothes almost make me want to have a baby. Almost. But not quite!!!! Everything you create is absolutely drool-worthy and these are no exception. Lucky baby. Can't wait to hear all about the shabby chic nests!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love. Love. Love! your sweet baby creations, Vicki!! Precious! Your embellishments always add the SPECIAL touch. Girl, I'm with you on this winter! Ugh! Let's move on to spring... ;) blessings ~ tanna

Neesie said...

Oh Vicki your post is so delicate, famine and inspiring. You are so talented it's breathtaking.
I'm even thinking about trying to find my knitting needles and let me tell you that's a scary proposition! I haven't knitted for years and I wasn't very good back then! ;D

Keep cosy and I'm sure spring will come to call soon xoxo

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh so sweet petite pink pretties. you spin magic with those needles my friend...magic! enjoy your kindle fire and Downton Abby! I never miss an episode! blessings....;)

Quinn said...

Such lovely creations, and your added details are the icing on the cake. Lucky and beloved little recipient!
I'm doing a bit of stash busting as well, and was feeling very proud of myself until I realized I may now need to find another skein of long-discontinued yarn in order to finish my project LOL!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Vicki, that little hat sends me to the moon! I LOVE it; may I use your idea to put tulle on the top? Kinsley, my grand-neice is 3 weeks old and I'd love to make a hat for her, using a tulle topper.

Mosaic Magpie said...

That little sweater with the hankie corner pocket! What a great touch of shabby chic it adds. That little rabbit is so cute!!! I will be making several of those, thank you for the link!

Suztats said...

Such gorgeous wee creations! Delightful post. I, too, am sick of winter and awaiting spring.

Julie said...

Such beautiful baby goodies, what a super parcel you made up for the new arrival
You'll love The Island, I've just finished The Thread and it as every bit as good as The Island was....happy reading!

Karen H said...

What a lovely little set to welcome the new babe! The little bunny is adorable!

Nonnie said...

what amazing and precious gifts for the baby girl! gifts that I'm sure that the mother will cherish. I admire your talent. I love Amazon Prime and the free books that are offered daily, plus discount on other Kindle books. There is much afoot on Downton Abbey, what with Rose, Edith and Mr. Bates!

Donna said...

Such gorgeous little things! LOVE the vintage hankie pocket!!

Sherri said...

Vicki, what beautiful creations you have made! I love that baby blanket!!

I have a Kindle Fire HD and I love it too! I am an Amazon Prime Member too but I didn't know about the free books. How did you find out about them?

I too am tired of Winter! I am so glad that Spring will be here before we know it!! Take care!

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

I must say that I always always always love your posts. I need to start commenting more - today I start!

Honey, that baby sweater and hat make me wish I could tell you that I'm pregnant. LOVE
Love the entire set you made for your friend at work. Won't she be blessed!

I'm doing great. I think of you often and pray for you more than often. You're my heart, sweet friend. J.

yaya said...

Lucky friend! I love the little sweet and I love the vintage hankie pocket. What a great idea. Your talent is amazing and I'm sure the little recipient will look adorable! I'm hating Winter as well..another storm coming in tonight. Saints preserve us!

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

Those are lovely little things for your friend's baby. Every little one should have something handmade.

September Violets said...

The yarns all look super soft and squishy! The jacket is adorable in that vibrant pink and eye-catching garter stitch (which I think is perfect for so many little clothes). Love the blanket pattern too. Your friend will be so pleased with these beautiful gifts! Wendy x

Jen Ham said...

Vicki, you are absolutely amazing! Every single thing you do is just golden! xo Jen

marda said...

They're all just precious. What a delight for the new mom and baby.

I too enjoyed "Bomb Girls". Happy reading. I'm on that list for the spring nest... can't wait to see them.

gigi knits said...

Love Love Love the's all the special little touches you add that makes everything so special & one of a kind . xoxo

Eugenia Maru said...

Hermoso! como todo lo que haces.
Muchos abrazos.

lynn cockrell said...

My, but somebody's little one is going to look totally awesome in that beautiful sweater and cap! I love the colors you chose, very bright and yet soft looking.

The little toy is precious, as well!

Mereknits said...

Vicky, you make such amazing things, those baby items are just gorgeous. Love that you are watching Downton, I am addicted. Hugs to you,

Wandering Wren said...

Just stopping by to admire your work and to thank you so, so much for the GYB party. I have met some wonderful bloggers and just wanted you to know how grateful I am.
Sending you some Aussie sunshine!
Wren x

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Vicki...These precious baby things you knitted are all so beautiful! I wish I could knit like you do. You make the most wonderful things. I'm sure baby (and Mommy!) will love these very special gifts! Sending love and hugs, xoxo Paulette

Jackie said...

Oh so soft and wonderful! What a great little gift! you and tanya inspire me to knit!! i will be practicing this weekend!! Have a great weekend!!

susan jenkins said...

Oh I just love your tiny knitted pieces and the colors you choose, just beautiful!!!
xo Susan

Maggie said...

Dear Vicky,
this little outfit, the bunny & the blanket had me reaching out to touch them all, they are absolutely wonderful. Your friend & the baby will love them all to bits!
Loved The Island when I read it last year, what a great story. I knew nothing of the history of that part of Greece or of Spinalonga, really wish I hadn't passed the book on to a friend now as I think it's a book I could happily re read. The Return by the same author is a good read, too.

Lili said...

Oh Vicki! Your itty bitty creations and photography of them are such a delight for the eyes. You always inspire me with what you come up with. And it is amazing the speed with which you are able to complete them all too. Did you imagine this kind of winter we are having when you began knitting these back in the summer?! I love your display snowflakes a lot better than those icy ones that keep falling! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Vicky, I just love the way you wrote this up. Your layout is beautiful. Your knitting is exquisite. Just love the way you photographed everything. These are going to make such a lovely gift.
Hope Spring comes your way soon

mamaathome said...

Oh that cream/while blanket is to die for! I love it! Makes me want to get out the knitting needle but here, for now its far too hot for that!! Hoping spring comes quickly for you Xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Your friend must have been over the moon with those gorgeous baby gifts! Everything you create is done with such love and attention to detail. Sending warm wishes your way, Tammy