I have neglected you all. I have so many blog posts to write and they are still just marinating in the brain juice. I really haven’t a good excuse, I have a GREAT one. As of 9:50am pst last Saturday, I am an official grandma to the most beautiful baby girl born in the past 16 years.
Between finishing up projects for her (including a heart and crossbones blanket and a batman themed tutu) and driving 300 miles to see her amazing entry into the world, I have not been able to sit down and write a post that would be coherent to anyone but the voices in my head.
If you give me a few more days, I promise you it will be worth it.
Happy Mother’s Day!!!
And for my family, this is a very special Mother’s Day indeed; my eldest daughter is about to become a Mother for the first time which means I am about to become a GRANDMOTHER! I wanted to make her something very special to mark the day and I decided to tat her a pair of baby booties that she could keep and hand down to her daughter when the time came. I wanted something simple and elegant. Thankfully, my co-blogger Natalie had the perfect public domain pattern by Mrs. C.B. Platt, originally published in 1916. It is a great pattern but I had a hard time following parts of it. It was a week of tatting, untatting, cutting sections off, retatting, more cutting off, until I was just about ready to let the baby go barefoot forever. Instead, I tatted thru and decided to share my edit of the pattern. You can get a PDF copy by clicking here. Platt Baby Booties Edited
Hope you enjoy and again, Happy Mothers Day!
Edited 5/31/2013. These were made in size 20 Lizbeth thread. When little Lexi was born, her Daddy tried to put them on her right away. Even though she was a teeni tiny thing, they barely fit. You should either make them in a larger thread or add some length to the sole. You can see that post Here.