Monday, May 3, 2010

Just Like Grandma. Almost.

When I was very, very little, my Grandma crocheted me a little purse that turned into a dolly bed. It came with a little doll and she would sleep in the cradle. I still have it and I'm relly impressed that is had held up so well after 20-odd years. I was thinking about it yesterday and googled to see if there was actually a pattern or if it was just a creation of my grandma's. I found a pattern and had a big ball of yarn I have tried using a couple times and could just never find the right project. So I made one myself! It's definately not as cute as the original but it's a start. The next time, I'll get some cute yarn and the right size crochet hook but... it's a good start.

The Original



The Replica

Have you sentimentally kept anything from your childhood like this? Or what about trying to remake or buy things that remind you of childhood with your grandparents? When my grandparents passed away, Emma really wanted a little keyboard that my grandpa kept in his office closet. It was Emma's favorite thing all growing up and it played this addicting demo song on it. I love those memories. Grandma also made me a couple crochet necklaces with flowers on them. She always had homemade cookies ready whenever we came to visit and when we came to visit, she would let us each get a special cereal for the stay. They always had Honey Comb cereal in their pantry but it was such a treat to get a fancy cereal! Anyway, it was really nice to make this and think about my childhood with my grandparents.

10 comments:

Tyson and Chelsea said...

hey, I remember that!! You did a great job, I kind of want to make one too now. And, ya, love that keyboard, good memories with that one, we even have pictures of the four of us dancing to that demo song :)

Amanda said...

You did a great job! I want one too!

Elaine Brown Billings said...

Wow you did agreat job, and such fun memories of Grandpa and Grandma.

annette said...

Wow, I am impressed! I think Jess still has hers.

Murlene Brown Watkins said...

That is really cute! Good initiative hunting down that pattern. Imagine that there is a pattern for that little purse/cradle on the internet!! Very cute!

Murlene Brown Watkins said...

Also loved the sweet memories of times at Grandma's house!

Albright said...

WOW! You did an amazing job! I love thinking about being little... My granny always bought us special cereal too!

Hilary said...

You m-m-made that?? Holy craziness! So cute!

Cory said...

I totally forgot about that!! I totally want your pattern! What a fun little thing for a girl to take her dolly in! If you have it... I'd love it.

ps I made those vanilla bean scones on sunday...to die for!! I will post pictures. I pretty much ate 12 by myself that one day.

Cory said...

this is shayla ps