$10 Vintage Inspired Baby Shower Gift {and a Giveaway!}

February 26, 2012

In January and February we attended 4 baby showers for family and friends!  Yeesh - baby central around here {well not around HERE, but around here... definitely not around HERE}!  When I found out about all these upcoming bundles of joy I went looking for some cutie pie hat patterns.  I, of course, turned to the handmade headquarters - Etsy.

If you are like me, Etsy is a sink hole of crafty goodness; the more you click the deeper and deeper {and deeper} you get, until you have no idea how to get back.

More often than not, my Etsy adventures conclude with nothing more than a long mental wish list and endless DIY ideas.  Every so often I find something I simply cannot pass up and I found that at Sunset Crochet.

At the end of my baby hat search my cart was happily filled with Sunset Crochet's vintage sock monkey hat and diaper cover pattern, as well as the football hat pattern.


Go ahead and take a moment to swoon.

There are two little boys I am soon to know who will be rockin' that melt your heart, little man, football hat and today we handed off a perfect little vintage inspired sock monkey hat to an upcoming teeny princess {I ran out of time and wasn't able to make the matching diaper cover. Boo.}.

Unfortunately I did not take pictures of the gifts I made for the first 3 showers {of course...}, but lucky you, I did take pictures this time!

It probably took me about 3 hours to crochet this precious little gem {I hope that is accurate.  Time gets away from me when I am crafting...}.

What I used:

2.  Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn in Mushroom, Blush Heather and Natural Heather {$3.59 each from Joann's.  I used about 1/4 of the Mushroom and only a small amount of the Blush and Natural Heathers.  I just guestimated a cost of about $3 for this project}.

3.  Two vintage, brown buttons {I pulled these from a jar full of buttons that used to belong to my husband's grandmother}.

4.  Shabby chic, pale yellow pail {$1.99 - Goodwill}.

5.  Kraft paper, just a bit {$1.99 for the pack from Joann's.  Since all I used was an itty bitty piece of a single sheet I didn't count this towards my total for this project.}.

6.  Purple baker's twine from The Twinery that I found on Pick Your Plum awhile back.  I am sure they did not refer to it as simply "purple" but I don't recall what it was.  I don't think it was their lilac or orchid so it might be an older color.  {$4 STEAL.  I of course only used a smidge for this so I didn't count it towards my total for this project.}

I used my Cameo to cut out "Chloe" for the front of the pail and a small hole punch for the holes to run the twine through.

Before the package headed out the door I wrapped a pack of diapers in pretty tissue paper from my stash and tied it all together with more of that fabulous twine.

{I love it when I impress myself!}

Now here comes the good news:

Bonnie at Sunset Crochet is giving away this sweet sock monkey pattern to one of you!

Here is how YOU can win:

1.  Follow The Brilliant Crafty Type via Google Friend Connect OR Linky Followers {See far right column}.  Leave me a comment on this post telling me you did.

2.  Like Sunset Crochet on Facebook.  Leave me a comment on this post telling me you did.

3.  Visit Sunset Crochet on Etsy and leave a comment here with your favorite Sunset pattern.

4.  Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter and/or your Blog.  Leave a comment on this post telling me you did.

5.  Like The Brilliant Crafty Type on Facebook.  {And you guessed it}  Leave a comment on this post telling me you did.

Up to 5 entries! Go for it!

You can enter up until 11:59 p.m. {PST} on Friday, March 2, 2012.

I will announce the winner on Saturday the 3rd at noon {PST}.

Good luck!!

Linking up to these fabulous parties:


SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Happily following you via GFC and LF. Love this giveaway :)

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Aw so cute!

Monica said...

I am a new GFC follower. I found you on a grow your blog hop. I would love for you to stop by my site and follow me as well. Also check out our giveaway for a $170 Technogel Pillow if you are interested. Thanks

thetwistedruffle said...

ha! i just saw we both live in seattle!!

i love the hat. it looks really nice....but the pail? i could not give it away. it's just so so so awesome. how did you part with it? you must be a really nice friend!

Huda said...

Nice post
Good blog
I am following your blog with GFC
Now follow back my blog with GFC too

charissa said...

Love the soft shells hat pattern

charissa said...

Subscribe to your blog

charissa said...

Like Sunset on FB

charissa said...

Shared giveaway on FB

charissa said...

Like you on FB

Anonymous said...

Adorable! And I LOVE the way you packaged them...totally in love with the pail idea! Thanks for sharing:D

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What an adorable gift! Just simply beautiful. Megan

Samantha said...

My sister is preggers now, this would be perfect! Thanks for linking up to "Cowgirl Up!". I'll be looking for you next week too!
:) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

Claire said...

Hi! I just started following you through Google Reader.

Claire said...

I liked Sunset Crochet on FB!

Claire said...

I like the Little Lambie Ear Flap Hat on Sunset Crochet at Etsy.

Claire said...

I liked The Brilliant Crafty Type on FB.

Meagan said...

I'm a new follower!

Meagan said...

The cuddly monkey hat is adorable!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

This is so sweet! I love how you dressed it up in the cute bucket with the name:) I would be thrilled if you stopped by linky party going on all weekend!

Kim@ Too Much Time On My Hands

Stacey said...

ADORABLE! I just love it! Come by and link up at my party happening now! I would love to have you!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Sky Buffat said...

LOVE that bucket! Great gift idea and would be fun for kids' Easter baskets or storage buckets- so many things! Happy to have found your blog- I'm a new follower!

MSBABY said...

Hi there!

I just found your blog and I pinned one of your pics on my board.


I would love to feature some of your baby crochet on my website! Please email me so we can chat! uniquebabygear at bellsouth.net


Stacey said...

Adorable! LOVE IT! Thanks for linking up - please come back later this week to link up again! And check back tomorrow, I must feature this!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Stacey said...

You are featured - love this!
STacey of Embracing Change

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