My little angel baby is 3 (and a half…forgive the time lag since I took these photos) months old. Man, I know I’m biased, but is this kid the cutest baby EVAR or WHAT? Don’t answer that. It’s so textbook it’s hilarious: I can’t stop staring at him, smiling at him, and cooing at him. I’m completely smitten. I remember being worried that having a third baby would feel a little “been there, done that,” but the miracle is that it doesn’t feel that way at all. You fall in love all over again, and it even feels new again, if perhaps a bit less surprising as with the first.
Each of my three baby experiences has been so different. Not so much because the…
Crib Sheet: made using Dana’s Crib Sheet Tutorial (I had to modify the dimensions a bit because the flannel shrinks down to about 41″ wide)
Nursery Prints: by Ingela Arrhenius; I found them here. Wall color is Sherwin Williams Waterfall.
Fun news: Fanfare is being REPRINTED in MORE COLORS and will be available later this summer! You can sneak a peek here, and I’ll post pics of my new samples soon!!!
More pics of the baby. I can’t resist.
I figure it’s about time for a HUGO UPDATE! He’s now…um…about 2 and a half months old, so here are the photos I took of him when he turned 1 month and 2 months old. I especially like that first one where he is cross-eyed. In my head, I was going to post awesome weekly photos of him in his handmade clothes on my blog with updates on his developmental milestones, you know, in between all of the other amazing things I was sewing for my other kids. BWUAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!!! That’s a good one.
In reality, he grew out of most of the newborn stuff I made him before I could take any pictures (WHEN did THAT happen?), I haven’t sewn…
We are big fans of the sleepsack around here. All three of my children needed a good snug swaddle to sleep for any decent amount of time. Plus our doctor mentioned multiple times at Hugo’s early checkups that we should NOT use a basic blanket to swaddle, that instead we should always use the velcro swaddler, so there you go. They’ve gotten plenty of use by our clan. So this free snuggler pattern from Lotta Jansdotter‘s Simple Sewing for Baby book on Make magazine’s site (that first link goes to something called a Craft podcast, but the free pattern is there…yeah, I’m confused by that too) seemed like the perfect way to pair some of the plain white Fanfare…
One of the joys of living in Ann Arbor is the sewing and blogging friends I get to see on a regular basis at monthly Sew Ann Arbor sewing meetups. Many of those friends have turned into people I hang out with In Real Life, and Emily of Emmmylizzzy (and @emmmylizzzy on Instagram) is one of those pals. Her daughter Phoebe and my Clementine are the same age and love playing together. You might also remember that daughter Phoebe helped Clementine model a legion of Tsuru Geranium Dresses last spring…they were so cute together!
Emily made this adorable color book as a baby gift for Hugo, and I just love it. Had to show it…
Hi everyone, it’s Rae! I figured it was about time I shared some more pictures of the new little dude in our fambly, especially since he is so cute and wee and is already 2 weeks older than he was when I took these pics (Hugo was 2.5 weeks when I took these photos, but he’s 1 month old now).
The goal was to get a photo of him in each of the cloth diapers I made him, but getting that many pictures turned out to be harder than I thought. Either the baby was sleeping or the diaper I wanted the photo of was dirty (most likely) or it was dark and I couldn’t get a good photo. Anyway, I managed to…
Some photos from the past couple of weeks. Hugo is now 2 1/2 weeks old, and getting back into Baby Mode has been a bit of a transition. You think it will be Old Hat, and in some ways it is and in some ways it’s not. I’d forgotten how much babies sleep. I keep thinking, is this normal, to sleep this much?? And still, how can he sleep so much and still manage to take ALL of my attention? It’s hard, and different, and wonderful, all at the same time. Like the first week when I cried every day. It was super stressful when he didn’t gain any weight the first week and we had to keep going back to the doctor’s office for…
Rae’s assistant Jess here, stepping in to announce a Very Important Arrival. Please welcome Hugo Marvin! He was born on Saturday evening, weighing in at 7 lb, 6 oz, and he’s 19″ long. Here are a couple of photos from Rae’s Instagram feed:
Hugo, Rae, and family are doing well. Elliot and Clementine think their little brother is just the bee’s knees.
I love to make baby pants and leggings. I always have so many cute baby onesies hanging around that making tops seems fairly pointless, but pants? Leggings?? Bring it on. So far I’ve made these and these, and now…there’s more. From knits this time. Hopefully these will fit when Baby Boy is newly hatched:
Oh yes and the adorable kitty pants were from the same pattern, just with a drawstring made of a strip of jersey:
Someone needs to stage an intervention.
It all started innocently enough…I just thought I’d try to chop the feet off of the free pattern in my Baby Tights Tutorial. That worked great for this little navy striped pair, which are made…
I am a Cloth Diaper Mama. I used cloth diapers for both Elliot and Clementine and found it to be a great experience. However, my babies both came out like long and skinny little birds, so the majority of the cloth diapers I purchased (these and these) were too big for them for the first few weeks. As a result I ended up using other newborn-sized cloth diapers that weren’t as cute (YES. BIG BUMMER THERE). So I drew up a pattern for a newborn diaper in the 6-8 pound range or so and sewed up a few before Clementine was born. This time around I wanted a bunch more. Cuter ones even. So I made a…
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