Every year, as the month of May approaches, I have a grand ambition to participate in #memademay, a challenge that inspires you to make, wear, and share your handmade wardrobe. And every year I’ve found some excuse to put it off…
But this year, I’m going for it… at least in a small way!
a mini handmade wardrobe
This year I have a new ‘memade’… and I’ve had 9 months to prepare her tiny baby wardrobe, taking so much pleasure from the creation and collection of adorable little items!
Since I will be in my first month post-partem, complete with under-eye bags, new grey hairs, extreme milk jugs and an undefined midsection (so glamorous), I’m not likely to feature heavily in front of the camera, so I’m diverting the attention to the little ones and coining the term #minimemademay for a month of baby knits and sewing projects!
Want to join in the fun? I think #memademay is an excellent opportunity to assess your own handmade wardrobe, or if you want to focus on the little ones, join us in #minimemademay!
Baby knits in your future?
Are you planning for a new baby? Organizing a baby shower? Hoping for a grandbaby? We’ve got a load of tiny hat patterns that make for very quick gifts!
Or with a bit more advance planning, you could organize a group of knitting friends to all work a square or two of a vivid, pop, fly away, or dogwood blanket, then have a seaming party to create a collaborative heirloom for a very special baby!
Over the years we’ve designed a LOT of popular patterns for the baby knitters out there, and talked about hoping for a baby (and knitting in hope), the joys of a coordinated set of baby knits, and our top 10 tips for baby knitting!
We also have 2 baby-centric books of knits. Alexa’s first baby, Hunter, inspired our very first book, 9 Months of Knitting, and when Emily’s son Max arrived a month after Alexa’s daughter Bodhi, we couldn’t resist another: Max & Bodhi’s Wardrobe. While the knits are mainly sized from baby to big, the inspiration for these collections was our desire to knit fabulous modern wardrobes for our little ones!
Colourful knits from Max & Bodhi’s Wardrobe