Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Set of five hand crochet Gingerbread men are so cute together or used individually for Lapel pins or appliques on clothing or as earrings or whatever you would like for them to become. The eyes are buttons and the smiles are string. The bowties are roses. They also make a nice forget me not for Christmas gift giving on present packaging. Each little man measures 1" tall.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
According to the website "Gender Specific Colors," it would seem that
assigning color to gender is mostly a 20th century trait. It would
also seem that at one time, the color associations were reversed when
color first came into use as a gender identifier.
In fact, this reversal of what we consider "normal" was considered
conventional, even in the early 20th century.
"At one point pink was considered more of a boy's color, (as a
watered-down red, which is a fierce color) and blue was more for
girls. The associate of pink with bold, dramatic red clearly affected
its use for boys. An American newspaper in 1914 advised mothers, "If
you like the color note on the little one's garments, use pink for the
boy and blue for the girl, if you are a follower of convention." [The
Sunday Sentinal, March 29, 1914.]
"There has been a great diversity of opinion on the subject, but the
generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The
reason is that pink being a more decided and stronger color is more
suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty,
is prettier for the girl." [Ladies Home Journal, June, 1918]
http://histclo.hispeed.com/gender/color.html - "Gender Specific
According to Jo B. Paoletti and Carol Kregloh, "The Children's
Department," in Claudia Brush Kidwell and Valerie Steele, ed., Men and
Women: Dressing the Part, (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989). -
In the United States: "The current pink for girls and blue for boys
wasn't uniform until the 1950's.
It would also seem that Nazi Germany had something to do with the
association of pink with femininity:
"Catholic traditions in Germany and neighboring countries reverse the
current color coding, because of the strong association of blue with
the Virgin Mary...the NAZIs in their concentration camps use a pink
triangle to identify homosexuals. (The yellow star of David is the
best known symbol, used of course to identify Jews. The German system
was quite complicated, using various symbols an colors to identify
criminals, political prisinors, an a whole range of other groups). The
NAZI's choice of pink suggests that it by the 1930s was a color that
in Germany had become associate with girls." - "Gender Specific
Here is another site backing the same color history.
"The preferred color to dress young boys in was pink! Blue was
reserved for girls as it was considered the paler, more dainty of the
two colors, and pink was thought to be the stronger (akin to red). It
was not until WWII that the colors were reversed and pink was used for
girls and blue for boys..." - Quote from Dress Maker Magazine
"Jo B. Paoletti concludes that the effect of color-coded gender
differences (pink for girls, blue for boys) existed oppositely
initially..." - Quote from book review "The Material Culture of
Gender, the Gender of Material Culture" - Winterthur, Del.: Henry
Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1997 - From the Journal of American
History - Please note that this is a cached page as the current page
While there are also myths and legends supporting both or either color
for gender identification, those resources dealing with straight
history date the identification of pink with femininity to the period
of World War II or later.
Search - google
Terms - color + gender identity, pink +for girls +and blue +for boys -
(note, the + signs are used to the google search will include the
If I may clarify anything before you rate the answer, please ask.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
An Awesome welcome for guest to see when they visit for dinner on Thanksgiving, Christmas or anytime of year. This Ecru runner measures 17" x 43". It is made of 100% all cotton crochet thread with two borders that surround the filet crochet formed word of "Welcome". This item could also be framed to hang on the wall or give as a gift. I won a Blue Ribbon with this one at the SC state fair. Completely machine washable and dry in the dryer.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Made from a vintage Pattern these booties are sure to become a keepsake. They will fit babies 0-6 months. From heel to toe measures 41/2". Pretty polka dot ribbon is fed through the shells to tie at the ankle and secure on the foot. I made them from soft 3ply yarn that is manufactured by Coats & Clark right here in SC. Care instructions are: machine wash warm, gentle cycle; tumble dry low.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Cooler weather has arrived and your,"sugar and spice", little girl will look so adorable in this Sweater and Bonnet that I hand crocheted from a vintage pattern. It is made of a soft 3 ply Red Heart Pastel yarn called ,"GigglePrint", that is manufactured by Coats & Clark and complimented by colorful buttons that are manufactured by Blumenthal in Langsing,Mi. The three buttons close the yoke together after you tie the pink ribbon at the top. The sleeves of the sweater are tied at the wrist with Pink ribbons also. The matching bonnet is the same shell pattern with shell scallops at the neck and tied with pretty Pink ribbon. The front of the bonnet can be turned back or pulled forward to fit baby's head. Your baby will be very warm and comfortable in this sweater and bonnet set.
Care Instructions: Machine wash warm, Gentle cycle; Tumble dry low
Care Instructions: Machine wash warm, Gentle cycle; Tumble dry low
Friday, November 4, 2011
Everyone will be in awe of how sweet your baby is in this hand crochet bonnet and bootie set. It is made to fit 3-6 months size from #10 crochet thread. The bonnet has a swirl design at the back of it and a crescent design on the crown. There is a neckband that has eyelet fed with pink ribbon and accented with a pretty Pink Rose and trimmed with crochet frills. The booties are also with the crescent motif and accented to match. Bonnet and Booties would be great with a pink outfit or with a christening gown. For stain removal, soak in denture tablets, then wash and dry.
How cute would your little pumpkin be in these Blue crescent booties and bow tie? The set is made from #10 crochet thread. The booties measure 4" from heel to toe. Four crescents motifs make up the cuff of each bootie. Eyelet surround surrounds the ankle of each bootie. The eyelet is fed with pale Blue ribbon to hold the bootie snug and secure on the foot. The instep of each shoe has eyelet also and accented with a pumpkin button for a nice pop of color for the Thanksgiving season. Booties appear even more dressy with the addition of a sweet little hand crochet bow tie in matching Blue that snaps at the neck for a complete set.