December 4 ~ Caps, slippers & a beautiful blanket

on December 3 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 67 Comments

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Eddie Cap
By Irene, Mushroom Villagers

Have you seen this darling cap? Oh, my! Irene whipped up the Eddie Cap Tutorial for us all. We can picture mamas and grandmas and really anyone who sews and knows a little boy giving a collective, happy sigh!

Calendar Slippers
By Irina, Creative Babies’ Blog

Irina made these ladies’ slippers with a vintage kitchen towel and Irish linen. Make some of your own with our Warm Your Toes tutorials! Irina sells lots of items (not just for babies!) in her Creative Babies Etsy shop.

Baby Blanket
By Hashi, hashiworks

Hashi made this beautiful baby blanket inspired by Amy’s tutorial on the happythings blog. Find Amy’s tutorial and more in our Blankets for Baby tutorials (and remember you can adapt them all for lap blankets for kids and adults too).

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67 Responses to December 4 ~ Caps, slippers & a beautiful blanket

  1. Kirstie says:

    I love the slippers – what a great way to use all those ‘souvenir’ dish towels.

  2. Dani says:

    Love that hat and those slippers! I too would like a tutorial on the calendar slippers but cannot find it! I found several cool towels at the thrift store that I could use for that project!
    Thanks for putting all of these goodies in one place!

  3. jesse says:

    i love the slippers – what a great project for me in the midst of all my gift making! thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

  4. Pearl says:

    Linen Calendar Slippers!!! Love ’em! Yet another item to look for while thrifting! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  5. Lauren S. says:

    LOVE the slipper idea.

  6. Jane says:

    I love those slippers. Might have to make a couple of pairs for presents this year.

  7. Erika says:

    Hoping to use the baby blanket tutorial for a Feb birth. Too cute.

  8. Oiyi says:

    The slippers are a great idea.

  9. Love that cap!

  10. Michele says:

    The slippers are fabulous. I’ve never sewn a hat before…I’ll have to add that to my list of things to create.

  11. alison says:

    Cute ideas! Thanks for even more tutorials.

  12. Missy says:

    I love all these ideas! I’ve never made a hat before. Looks fun!

  13. orata says:

    Cute! I like the calendar slippers–wouldn’t be cute to embroider a little heart on an anniversary or birthday if you made these as a present?

  14. Kim says:

    Ohhh my son will be 2 next wekk…I see a cute hat in his future! Thanks ladies!!

  15. Libby says:

    Love the slippers, but I keep getting drawn to the little blankets.

  16. amy m says:

    slippers are the perfect idea for my hard-to-buy-for mother-in-law! thanks!!!
    the cap is absolutely adorable… wonder if my little nieces could pull it off?

  17. Carol says:

    Those slippers are really neat. I love the recycled fabric.

  18. Kerri says:

    How perfect! Going to make some slippers for winter gifts!

  19. christina says:

    Oh, the Eddie Cap — I have a daughter that would love this hat. Thanks for gathering all these great tutorials!

  20. Lil' d says:

    I’m fidgeting around: I’ve got the material to make that cap, but I’m trying to be good and make Christmas presents first. I don’t know why I keep putting them off!

  21. Lynn says:

    There are not enough hours in the day!

  22. jessi says:

    Slippers might be just the thing for my hard to buy for father-in-law!

  23. Sheila Ryan says:

    I love all the ideas you all have compiled. Thanks so much! It has really been helpful to see all these in ONE place! Thanks for sharing and inspiring our handmade holidays!

  24. Jackie k says:

    Those slippers from a linen calendar towel – brilliant!!

  25. Megan H says:

    Good ideas. I love that blanket.

  26. Molly says:

    I love, love, love your blog!!! I’ve been making mitten ornaments like crazy and can’t wait to get on to my next project. So glad I found you …..

  27. Kati says:

    I love the baby blanket and the hat… i wonder if i could make the hat to fit me… 🙂

  28. Delaina says:

    Those towel slippers are the PERFECT stocking stuffer – love it!

  29. i love the eddie cap! i think i should make one for both my boys! and, who am i kidding, i want one too!

  30. Michele says:

    Warm Your Toes question – I don’t see the link for this particular tutorial? Am I missing something? I just love these and have the perfect recepient for them…if I could just find my way. If you have that link would you email me please? anyone?) Thanks in advance!!


  31. andrea says:

    oh what a lovely blanket. when things settle down, I would love to attempt it.

  32. Margaret says:

    Love the hat its just gorgeous and the blanket Ive got lots of charm squares to use up its just the thing.

  33. Natalie says:

    what a darling hat. i need to add it to my to do list for christmas.

  34. Jean says:

    The hat and slippers are too much! They are going to the top of my list!

  35. Silversara says:

    Oh, the eddie cap is soo cute! I could probably make one big enough for an adult, no?

  36. Eva says:

    the hat is super hip! keep em coming :-p

  37. Alison says:

    That baby blanket is too cute. Thanks so much you guys, for putting all this stuff together.

  38. Kristin says:

    Wonderful! The blanket is so cute and the hat is just so jaunty. I can imagine any little boy loving that!

  39. Angie says:

    Oooo! I love the slippers! Keep the toes nice and warm in an old drafty house.

  40. Lori says:

    That cap is ADORABLE!

  41. Coralee says:

    I’m excited to try some of those lovely slippers. WE just moved to a colder city and my husband needs some cozy toes

  42. Heather B says:

    Everyone is making such lovely gifts – it is great to see all the creativity.

  43. irene says:

    You guys are great! I love the slippers and of course that adorable blanket. I’m glad people are enjoying my Cap too. Thank you!!!

  44. My day would have to be a 48 hours day so i can do all this beautifull things!!

  45. Kensie says:

    Beautiful! Love the baby blanket!!!

  46. melissa says:

    love that eddie cap! i’m wanting a hat for me…just afraid i’ll look like a boy!!! but, maybe a cute boy?? hee hee! that one looks great with the pleats, though!

  47. Erica says:

    I have been so inspired by your blog! Made a few gifts for nephews from ideas here. Thanks so much for all the work to put this together for everyone!

  48. Teddi says:

    The Eddie cap is so stinkin’ cute – now to convince my 7-year old Son that he would look stylin’ in one! Either that or hunt down a younger little guy to wear one. Great tutorials they just keep getting better and better!

  49. Vickie says:

    PS I will, of course, make it for my doll!!!LOL!!! We have a life size doll we dress for everyday and every season!!!

  50. Vickie says:

    I just love the cap! I can’t wait to make me one! I know, another meme! I can’t help it! I love hats and caps!

  51. jeanie says:

    loving the hat tutorials, this eddie cap and the millinery cap from earlier,, so cute!

  52. Terri E. says:

    Love all these wonderful tutorials! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  53. Carolyn says:

    Those slippers are a great idea! I have a few vintage tea towels that would work perfectly! And that blanket is just too cute!

  54. Julia D says:

    These are lovely. I need to get busy!

  55. Kat says:

    Love the calendar on the slippers!

  56. Dore says:

    Must do the eddie-cap… for myself!!!

  57. Gina says:

    The Eddie cap is great. I don’t know how you find all of these cool projects. But thanks for doing it! It’s always inspiring.

  58. laurie says:

    I love this; showing of new items from the ‘old’ tutorials. Those slippers are great.

  59. Love the Eddie Cap!!! Definitely going to try that one! Too cute!

    With friendship,

  60. Trina says:

    Whoo-hoo, whoo-hoo! I know what I’m making my son for Christmas! He is only 14 months old, but he LOVES wearing hats! 🙂

  61. Angela says:

    And the ideas keep coming! Thanks so much for all of the great inspiration!

  62. Samantha says:

    What a fun cap! Must head right over to that tutorial…

  63. Thien-Kim says:

    That cap looks yummy! Perhaps a bright color to beat away the winter blahs.

  64. Javede says:

    Honestly, someone I know should get pregnant so I can make cute baby stuff 😉

  65. You ladies are amazing i hafta say, It’s been so fun to follow all the inspiration you have collected in to one spot! No wonder you made blogline news! Lol.

  66. tanaya says:

    i really cant thank you enough for this blog!! and i really, really, really hope your archives will remain up forever!!

  67. Brandy says:

    Thank you so much for all of the wonderful tutorials. I was just thinking that my toes were a little cold and look what you have! A cute pattern for slippers (could this be part of a “get warm by the fire” gift pack?).

    Thanks again!

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