Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Vintage Baby: a New Addition and a Free Pattern Round-Up

An unexpected blessed event occurred last month resulting in a new addition to our family!

My husband and I have been waiting to adopt for a long time and had nearly given up on the process as there were so many fits and starts. And the waiting...it can be hard on the heart. For privacy reasons I won't go into detail, but after we received THE call we had less than 24 hours notice to get ready for our newborn son! Suffice to say that our lives have been thrown into utter chaos (in an exhausting but good way).

I certainly don't have time to craft now and this is the first blog post I've been able to write in weeks, but I know that will change as baby grows older. To celebrate his arrival I decided to do a select round-up of vintage and vintage-inspired patterns that will delight the vintage enthusiast in your life.

First, every baby needs a special blanket. I adore this delicate crocheted blanket inspired by the BBC's television show Call the Midwife:

via Little Monkeys Crochet blog

Crochet this darling 1940s Cherry Motif Bib or this lacy Bows and Ribbon Bib from 1956 :


via Today's Treasure

This knitted sweater looks like one my mother wore as a young child:

via Purple Kitty

Here's a Scotty Dog to crochet and a Kitten Softie to sew:


via Sentimental Baby blog

It's not a pattern, but for a good laugh take a look at the vintage-inspired board book The Boss Baby, a charming story about a baby CEO-type featuring delightful mid-century illustrations and a mid-century color palette. It's our favorite book these days.

Until next time....

I  purchased a copy of The Boss Baby. This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.com. If you decide to make a purchase through my link, Amazon will pay me a tiny commission for it. This helps to keep the rest of my content free, so thank you!