I want to share with you today a cute little outfit that I’ve made for Olivia.The main floral fabric is an Amy Butler design which mum had wrapped a present for me in many years ago … it has been sitting in the drawer, patiently waiting for the perfect project. Finally I knew it would look gorgeous in a cute little dress for Olivia. While choosing the fabrics to use, I wanted to bring in the coral hexagon fabric for the neckline trim to add some depth, but that on its own just wasn’t enough so I tossed around some ideas and decided to add some prairie points along the border too. It was a challenge to get any photo’s of the hat actually on Olivia’s head as she thinks it makes a far better chew toy at this stage… Lets hope once she grows and it fits her a little better she might prefer to wear it on her head?!
A little girl just has to have some pretty hair accessories, and since Olivia doesn’t have much hair yet headbands are the perfect solution 🙂
I decided to make some simple soft headbands from elastic so they will be easy for her to wear and not too big and extravagant that they take away from her big blue eyes and chubby cheeks.
To make a headband you will need just a few basic supplies
– Elastic (Search for Fold Over Elastic on Etsy and there are lots of suppliers)
– Hot Glue Gun
– Tape Measure
Here’s a guide on how long to cut your elastic – but always best to measure the childs head first.
Newborn: 13″ (33cm)
3-6 months: 14 ½” (37 cm)
6-12 months: 16″ (40 ½ cm)
12 – 24 months: 17 ½” (44 ½ cm)
Put a small dot of glue on one end and glue down the other end to create the headband. Cut 3 more pieces of elastic in a contrasting colour or the same colour
– 5″ (glue the ends together to create a circle)
– 3″ (Cut a triangle out of each end)
– 2″ Glue the 5″ Circle and the 3″ strip together to create the bow Glue to the headband on top of the join. Wrap the 2″ strip around the middle of the bow and glue both ends underneath. The Final Product – a cute bow headband for a stylish little girl.Have fun creating as many colour combinations as you want!
As the weather started to warm up and little summery outfits became the normal attire, I noticed Olivia’s wardrobe was missing an essential item, a little cotton cardigan to always have on hand to put on when it got a little cooler. I searched the shops but found nothing that my little girl just had to have. So I decided to get busy and knit her a ‘Baby Kina’ out of some super soft cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mill. You can find all the details and the pattern over on my ravelry page.
It has come with us wherever we go since I made it and is such a practical and cute cardigan for a sweet little girl.
It is so cute that I’ve already started a second one in pretty pink…
Born on the 30th of May 2014 Our baby girl is 4 weeks old today! This past few weeks have been filled up with baby gazing, listening to her little newborn sounds and enjoying the sweet smell of her little head.
If you follow me on Instagram you will discover more adorable photos of this gorgeous girl.
I enjoyed every moment of knitting this baby jumper. It was only on the knitting needles for less than a week and was a great simple pattern to follow. If you want to make one yourself you can download the pattern for free from here.