Silver Rose is disabled and nearly home bound, without family or institutional affiliation to help with her needs. Donate to help fund internet fees and raw supplies for her art works or buy an item featured on this blog.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


A friend of mine is waiting for her new granddaughter to be born, and I have crocheted a lace baby bonnet in preparation for the baptism.

This baby hat is made from 100% cotton thread and is entirely original of design and workmanship.  It is adjustable in two locations whereby a chain of thread acts as a drawstring through a lacy channel in the garment.  

A similar item would be shipped, complete with cleaning instructions printed on a lovely card, so that whoever receives the garment is assured that it is entirely hand made by an artisan devoted to keeping alive a craft that has mostly died out.

Artisan made home goods and clothing are becoming rare in this age of cheap, mass-produced Chinese materials that neither stand up to the test of time nor rise to the level of quality that a hand-made item typically does.

In exchange for a token donation, I will make a baby hat especially for you.  This hat took 8 hours to crochet and, if you want one that is similar, I ask for a $50 donation (plus shipping costs), which works out to about $6 an hour, far below what an artist's time is worth.  Donation must be made through my Paypal account before I begin work on your garment, and you should receive it within 3 weeks.  Because these garments are made to order and the donation represents only a token price, there are no refunds.

Available colors are: white, light pink, light blue, red, and maroon.  Other colors may be available on special order.  I will have to check my supplier at the time the garment is ordered.

If you would rather wait to see an actual garment I produce before you purchase, please send me your email address and I will advise you each time I add an item for sale. Announcements will be few, as each garment takes a long time to make, and my ability to produce these items is limited.

Please keep in mind that your donation goes toward supporting a disabled, older lady whose life is entirely devoted to God and who prays over and through each item she produces.  I like to say that there's a prayer in every stitch!  

If you have any further questions about my lacework, please send me a message, and I will get back to you.

In the meantime, God bless us all.

Silver "Rose" Parnell

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