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Saturday, December 3, 2011

On the 3rd Day of Christmas...

Before our lovely project... the winner of yesterday's giveaway for the Beeginner Learning Cross Stitch Kit ~ Bee Kind is Lily of the Valley! Please email us and send your address! Congratulations!

(Please note this post will be up until Monday - no post for Sundays! All entries can continue through that time, sale is good until Monday also!)



Girl's Simple Bonnet

This bonnet can be used as a nightcap, but with ties and such use caution. A simple play bonnet for your little lady is a better idea! A quick and lovely gift!

15" x 36" cotton fabric - I used white for a simpler look, but pretty calicos work too!
1 yd. 1/2" Ribbon
1 yd. 1/4" Ribbon
Matching Cotton Thread

Tips: When beginning to sew a line, make sure to back up the stitch to lock it in place. You don't want stitches unraveling!

If you have a 1/4" presser foot, this helps to stitch close to the hemline for your top stitching.


1. Hem and press each short side of the fabric 1/4", hem again 1/4".


2. Top stitch both sides in cotton thread, very close to the edge.


3. Turn and press one long side 1/4", then press and hem another 2 1/4". Top stitch in cotton thread. Measure 3/4" from the stitched hem and sew a straight line to make a casing. This is for the 1/2" ribbon.




5. Turn and press the other long side 1/4", then hem 3/4". Top stitch in cotton thread. This is the casing for the 1/4" ribbon.


Here's what we have now:
You can see the extra line on the wide hemmed side for the casing.



6. Attach a safety pin onto the end of the 1/2" ribbon and insert through the 3/4" casing on the 2 1/4" hemmed side. Pull snug to make the front ruffle for the bonnet, leave even amounts of ribbon on each side for the tie. For a larger girl, make less ruffle and leave a longer amount of ribbon.


7. Repeat inserting casing on the other long side and tie a bow snug to making a little circle for the back of the bonnet.


Put it on the little girl and adjust ribbon. To make these comfy, it helps to have them put their head back while you tie the ribbon. Done! Very simple and fun for them play in!

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Giveaway Details!

We are keeping the daily giveaway as simple as possible. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment to that day's blog post and say that you want to be entered in the giveaway - one comment equals one entry. You can earn one additional entry by posting about the daily 12 Days of Christmas blog post on your blog, Facebook (add us, Theresa Powers or Jessica Munday, as friends on Facebook for verification) or twitter. Each day we will draw a winner and announce the winner the following day before the next daily post!

Today's giveaway is our Christmas 2011 Joyous Home Journal!



and the Daily Deal on Joyous Home is...

Seasons At Home Magazine Holiday 2008!
On sale for $5.00 - Regular price $10.00



20 comments:

Sweetpeas said...

My girls would love bonnets like that, I wonder if I can talk my mom into making them some :)

Homestead Mommy said...

Oh these look so cute and quick to!

Rebekah said...

Thanks for the instructions, maybe I can whip out a couple of these.

Lisa @Me and My House said...

Cute Bonnet.

Rice said...

My daughter would love the bonnet - may have to try to whip one up before Christmas! Please enter me and thank you for your 12 Days promotion! (and the email reminders)

Lilyofthevalley - Tanya said...

Please enter me!!

What a sweet bonnet, I will have to try one for my daughter. :)

Laura said...

Please enter me in the drawing for the Christmas journal. I love your magazine and the Fall journal is great!

The bonnets are fun things to make. I have one daughter who just loves anything related to hats and wears her bonnet almost everywhere.

Sharri said...

Please Enter ME! Thanks a bunch!

Theresa and Jessica said...

Posting a reminder to let us know in your comment when you post to another source (like facebook) so we can enter you twice etc.! Makes the drawing process much easier! Thank you ladies!

Dawn E. Brown said...

How cute,and I would love to be entered in to your contest. Thanks kindly, Dawn E. Brown

Kim said...

I would love to be entered in today's giveaway... Thank you :)
The bonnet is wonderful and looks like something I could do, thanks.

Heather - Doodle Acres said...

Please enter me!

Karen said...

I would love to win this encouraging journal.

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P31WannaBe said...

What a sweet bonnet! My girls would love it.

Abby said...

What an adorable bonnet!

Gary Phelps said...
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Shannon said...

I have been wanting an easy bonnet pattern! Thank you so much! I appreciate this blog. :)

Gary Phelps said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I will have to make these sweet bonnets for Hannah & Sarah.

Krista said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. The bonnet is adorable. If only I had a little girl to make it for. But, I wouldn't trade my boys for anything in the world!

LisaFL said...

So cute! I love Christmas! Thanks for the 12 days of Christmas. Please enter me into the drawing. Thanks!

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