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Topic: The Milky Way Nap Sack  (Read 4354 times)
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« on: April 28, 2007 10:34:38 PM »

Well, this is my first contest here at Craftster. I'm nervous but here goes...

Since Mother's Day is fast-approaching, I thought this would be an appropriate entry for the food contest.

This is the front of a snuggly baby sort of sleeping bag thingie.
It is a breastfeeding symbol I found here. http://www.mothering.com/sections/action_alerts/iconcontest/icon-winner.html This symbol was the winning design of a contest to create a Breastfeeding icon/symbol. The creator of the symbol, Matt Daigle, has signed all rights to the symbol over to public domain so anybody can use it for anything.

This is the back of the sleep sack. (I had a hard time deciding what to put here. I was going to go with, "Got Milk?" but that seems to be way over-used. So I came up with "The Milky Way" instead.)  Grin

I tried to get a photo of the inside. It was hard to take a photo of. I'm going to have to post the rest of the photos in my blog. (I always take too many).

It's all done in tunisian afghan stitch crochet. I used a long H hook. I'll post this one last photo I took while still making it.

It's all one long piece. I started at the top of the mommys head, worked down the graph to the bottom, then, (after I graphed the words), I started on that graph working from the bottom up to the top just above the word "The". (In the photo I hadn't gotten to the "The" yet. (You can see by where the hook is how much I had left to do).
I hope all that makes sense. LOL! Then I folded it in half and crocheted the sides together.
It now measures 14 inches by 19 inches.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2007 10:38:56 PM »

oh my goodness, I think this is quite possibly the best food related entry! I LOVE it! And "the milky way" is way better than "got milk" (definitely too overused)

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2007 10:47:23 PM »

WOW! I can't imagine how long that took and that was a very creative take on the food-theme. Amazing!

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2007 10:56:41 PM »

That is so witty and accompanied with great execution.  How rare!
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2007 11:53:00 PM »

that is so wonderful! i'm currently breastfeeding so i would know  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007 12:53:49 AM »

That is lovely! A great idea and so well done. The colour is just right too.

« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2007 06:03:02 AM »

Just lovely. 

I would to see a shot of baby in this.  I'll check your blog.

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2007 08:18:59 AM »

What a neat idea!  There was never anything like this when my boys were babies, we just had to use the traditional receiving blanket.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2007 09:47:45 AM »

So fantastic! Clever take on the theme, for sure & a great project - well done!

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2007 03:39:20 PM »

Fantastic I love it!

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