Friday, 4 March 2011

"I'm as blue as a boy can be"

Many of you know this already, but I'm pregnant!  I'm very excited to be able to tell you that we're having a little boy in about 8 weeks!

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.

I used some of the same material to applique a matching baby vest (onesie).  I can't wait until he's born and I can dress him up in it.  The girls are really excited about getting a baby brother.  Miriam (she's 4) keeps telling me all the things that she'll do to help once he's born.  She also wants to make a chain to count down the days until he's born (we haven't done it yet because she wants to make "a real metal chain, not just a paper chain").  Anya (she's 2) keeps asking to look at the baby's blanket, and then trying to find his bed (we'll set it up closer to when he's due).  They'll both be great big sisters.


  1. You made that blanket? It's stunning, aren't you clever! Your bump looks great if you don't mind me saying. Have a great weekend.

    CJ xx

  2. Thanks for both of your comments!
    It was the first thing I'd tried sewing in years, but I really enjoyed making it. I guess I'm nesting because all I seem to want to do is make baby stuff.

  3. Cute bump, cute boy things! As Grandpa would say: Clever Girl!

  4. Very cute! Congrats on your (almost) newest addition. Boys are great .. had two of them myself!

  5. What!? Congratulations! I think I know what you're going to name him...and I can't wait to see what he looks like.