I’ve been putting together a (rather long) list of things I want to sew for the baby for quite a while; it’s mostly little boy baby clothes, burp clothes, bibs, crib sheets, that sort of thing, things to fill in the gaps and freshen up the baby wardrobe that is currently aging in plastic tubs in my basement. Let’s be realistic, it’s been nearly five years since I had my last baby, and seven since I had a baby boy. So that means not only has half of the stuff already been spit up on twice and covered with stains, the other half is either covered in pink ruffles or out of style. Wah wah.
BUT! That means I get to go bonkers and sew…
I’ve had no less than nine friends and family members give birth to boys in the past year. NINE. Can’t think of a single baby girl though…why is that?? What is up with the baby boys?? I would be lying if I said I was able to make handmade gifts for all of them, but I did manage to finish and gift this little boy quilt last week:
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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a partridge in a pear tree,
and Rae gave to me…
…a pattern for Big Butt Baby Pants!
This pattern has inspired tons of serious cuteness. Here’s just a glimpse of some recent contributions to the flickr pool:
To enter to win a copy of the Big Butt Baby Pant Sewing Pattern, just leave a comment by 9 PM tonight (EST). One…
Clementine decided to potty train herself right as we were moving last month, I kid you not she started asking to use the potty a week before we moved. Now she’s going through a (normal) reversion stage that is making me crazy. It’s like having a new puppy except there’s no new puppy, you get me? Just the puppy shoes, har har:
In addition to that, she’s going through a (normal) whiny/clingy phase that always seems to accompany birthdays and other big transitions. Let’s see: moving to a new house, turning two, potty training, starting preschool (she’s in a “twos” class so I guess it’s probably closer to daycare than school but we call it preschool)? Yup, I think that qualifies as Major…
Sorry if that is just too inappropriate. I just get so tired of the word “embellish” sometimes. Plus it’s totally cracking me up this morning to see the word “pimp” and “baby in the same post title. MORE COFFEE RAE!!!
So today I promised to show you how to add pockets and binding to the newborn baby pants (free pattern found here). I’ve been getting lots of requests for a post on how I make my pockets ever since they debuted on the Big Butt Baby Pants (see this picture). I really like this method because you a) start with one piece of fabric per pocket, b) don’t have to press and fold teeny little edges and c) it’s…
We had a wonderful holiday weekend. It was a little busy; we hung out with my seesters and their husbeasts and went to see Cinematic Titanic in Ann Arbor (any MST3K fans out there?) then drove over to West Michigan to spend time with Mr Rae’s parents. Hard to decide if the best part there was their pool, fabric shopping at Field’s, or swimming in the most beautiful lake in the world? Of course I’m biased but if you’ve never been to the amazing beaches of West Michigan, you are truly missing out. Having lived in the Bay Area for a couple of years and vacationed on…
I made another sunsuit. These are becoming my go-to summer outfit the more hot and sticky it gets here in Michigan and they’re easy and fast. I am also pretty excited about this reversible baby bonnet. It’s been in pattern purgatory for weeks, a little too baggy in back, a little too short at the ears. But finally I cracked it. And two bonnets for the time invested in one? Excellent.
If you missed the tutorial for this sunsuit the first time around, you can find it here. Although be warned, I’ve already figured out a better…
I’m still working to fulfill my goal of making more outfits than Baby C will be able to wear this summer, haha. My latest effort from the baby-sewing dept, Bunny Capris:
I know they practically look like shorts here but try and remember that C is a cloth diaper baby. The fabric is Riley Bunnies by Anna Griffin (and hey look it’s ON SALE at Fabricworm right now…full disclosure: FW was one of my STW sponsors but I do not receive any sort of compensation for mentioning the shop, just trying to provide you with a place to get it).
The pattern is my…
Hey, thanks for all the quilt love! You guys are so good at affirming my craftiness!
We had a couple of nice sunny days this week despite the coooooold weather. I took a few shots of my cozy sewing room which also doubles as a guest room. Here’s a vintage dresser from my parents with some of my craft/sewing/knitting books:
It’s my seester Elli’s birthday today (8/17)! Go over and wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
** Disclaimer: I have actually started sewing a leetle-leetle bit, but I would like to stress that these past couple of projects were sewn BEFORE Clementine arrived a couple weeks ago. Please know that I spend most of my time nursing and napping. And then maybe eating ice cream. OK, and reading blogs. The last thing I want to do is give any new mothers (or anyone, for that matter) out there a complex about their lack of productivity. I also should mention that Mr Rae is on like a month of paternity leave/vacation, which is totally wonderful and a luxury not all new moms have for which…
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