Monday, 21 March 2011
Friday, 11 March 2011
In my last post I showed you the baby quilt that I recently made. Here are some more little baby sewing projects that I've been working on. Although I don't sew very often, I've been enjoying spending quiet time each evening to work on a little project. I'm also excited for my baby boy to have some customized clothing. After having two girls, a lot of the clothes we have for him are plain white things that were unisex and could be handed down (especially for vests/onesies). So it's been kind of fun to make them more boyish and add designs to them.
All of these are little hand-sewn things that I did using hand-me-down white vests and scraps of material/ribbon/thread that we happened to have. I didn't use any designs or anything, so they are a bit wonky in places and my stitching's not always even. I like the end results though and love that he'll have some clothes made (or at least decorated) specifially for him.
In addition to preparing for this new arrival, I've been busy with the girls and lots of writing. I've been able to review and write about several baby products lately, like these organic clothes companies.
Friday, 4 March 2011
|Me from the side at 31 weeks. I always heard old wives' tales about boys carring higher than girls and disregarded them. My baby bump is definitely shaped differently with this little boy than it was with either of my girls though.|
|As we have two little girls, our loft space is overflowing with boxes of old baby things. The only problem is that they're all in pink. So I decided to make some baby things especially for this little boy we're expecting. This is my first attempt at sewing a baby blanket/quilt. I'm not a very good seamstress, but I think the end result is cute.|
I was given the blue fabric (along with some other fabric and craft bits) from a lovely lady on Freecycle. The other material I bought at a charity shop. I found a vintage Disney bedding set with super cute material, and -best of all-it was only £3. I cut it up for the fabric for this and other sewing projects.
|Again from the vintage Disney fabric, this is the material lining the back of the baby quilt.|