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…
This is definitely a situation where I will admit I went a bit overboard. In retrospect it probably would have been easier to buy an off-white baby outfit and embroider it, but WHY? when I already had this amazingly silky soft organic knit terry I ask you? Why not just make a pair of little tiny drawstring pants, a snap-shoulder tee, and a hat with ears and then add embroidered faces to make it even cuter? WHY NOT?
I was enamored with a couple of baby boy items that I had pinned onto my Baby Boy Pinterest board that have little animal faces stitched onto them and had to try it out. The animal ears/faces on baby stuff trend has been around…
Hi hi! Just in case you were wondering, no baby yet. Still a few weeks to go until the due date. Patience my friends. But rather than regale you with more large belly photos, this week (and maybe next) I’m going to unleash all the stuff I’ve been sewing for the little dude over the past couple months. WATCH. OUT. It’s going to be a baby-sewing-bonanza, I’m warning you. First, these two little pairs of Newborn Pants:
I just adore those little hedgies.
Both fabrics were designed by Lizzy House, who is one of my very favorite fabric designers, and I think she creates some of the best designs for little boys out there.…
OK, first we need to talk about the weather. This past week’s weather has been IN. SANE. My Instagram feed has been full of screenshots showing the current negative degree windchill, or people throwing boiling water out the door and watching it turn instantly into steam (Meg, Emily). It is ridonkulous how cold it’s been outside, so cold that both my kids have had school or preschool canceled for most of the week, bringing this winter break to a full THREE WEEKS for our family due to the fact that E was sick with the flu before break started.
I would love to be one of those parents who says they are “so glad for just a few…
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Rae’s sister Elli here. Today I’m hijacking the blog because a) I have Rae’s password, b) if I don’t, you’ll never get any of the juicy gossip, and c) Rae said I could. Anyway, she has a little announcement…
Rae is pregnant with baby number three!!!
The Important Details
-Rae is 18 weeks along and feeling great! Not too barfy. I haven’t detected a glow yet, but we’re…
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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