Friday, 29 August 2014

Mini-cot Quilt

Hello there,

Thank you all SO much for your sweet comments on my last post.  You're all so kind!  

This time, I wanted to show you a quilt I made for Bo, before he was born (of course BEFORE he was born - I haven't yet found the time for ANY crafting SINCE).  

One of the first baby items we bought was a 'mini-cot'.  We wanted something for the baby to sleep in, in our bedroom, for the first few months.  But we weren't keen on any of the moses baskets or cribs we'd seen around.  They were all either really stylish but WAY too expensive, or a reasonable price but WAY too flouncy/pastely/twee for our tastes.  Then we saw this 'mini-cot' on Kiddicare.  It was exactly what we'd had in mind - and it was a sensible price!

So then I had to make a quilt to go inside it.  Of course, it's only been used for decorative purposes (advise is to definitely NOT use quilts for babies), but I had to make one just the same!  

And, here it is.....

And here are some photos of our bedroom (there's a whole post on it here) - I made Bo's quilt to match, of course.....

Next time, I think I might do a 'show-and-tell' of the quilt I made for Bo's BIG cot.....  because a baby can never have too many (purely decorative) quilts!!!  

Wishing you all a happy (and sunny) weekend.....



Thursday, 21 August 2014

Introducing Bo.....

Dear Blogging Friends,

Oh my goodness!  It's been two months since my last post! Things have been EXTREMELY busy around here during those eight weeks.....

..... Yes!  Our little one has arrived - AT LAST!!!  Bo Sebastian was born on 22nd June (two weeks early), weighing 3300g.  

It all happened VERY quickly indeed. I woke up that morning at 7:00, feeling a bit funny.  So we went to the hospital to get things checked out. Two hours (and an emergency c-section) later, Bo had been born.  

It was love at first sight for both me and Simon - Bo's absolutely perfect!!!  ♥♥♥

Can I show you a few photos from when we was first born???  

So, apart from the lack of sleep, things are WONDERFUL here!  

I'm not sure when I'll get around to posting again.  Hopefully it won't take me another two months!  I have lots of crafty show-and-tells that I didn't get around to posting before Bo's arrival.  And I expect that I'll be posting lots more baby photos too - my apologies in advance!  ;-)

Until next time, hugs to you all.....



Thursday, 26 June 2014

More Bow-ties

Last week, I showed you some snap-on/snap-off bow-ties that I made for our little one.

Well, I got a bit addicted to making tiny bow-ties for a while.  And I ended up making quite a few.

Originally, I planned to sew them.  But I discovered that (for most of the stages of making), it was easier and MUCH less fiddly to use fabric glue!

So, here they are:

When I was photographing the bow-ties, I just HAD to go and get some of the teeny-tiny trousers and shorts out of the wardrobe - to experiment with making up little outfits. I REALLY have to just quickly show you my favourite:

I think that, when I get the time to make some more bow-ties (which I'm sure I will be doing at some point), I'll take some photos along the way and do a mini-tutorial to share on here.  One of the days.....

See you soon.....



Friday, 20 June 2014

Dummy Clip

This is just a quick post.  I wanted to show you another of my baby-makes.  

I saw the idea of a dummy clip on Pinterest, and thought it would be a quick and easy make.  Of course, we don't even know yet whether our little one will WANT a dummy.  But now he has a dummy clip - just in case.....

What an easy-peasy make!  Just a tube of fabric with a 'braces' clip at one end:

And a pair of snap-fasteners at the other:

So, if he turns out to be a dummy fan, I may well be making a whole COLLECTION of these - one to match every outfit!  ;-)

Bye for now.....




Monday, 16 June 2014

Baby Boy Bloomers and Bow-ties

I'm FREEEEEEE!!!!!  

On my last trip to the doctor's, I was told that I no longer need to be on bed-rest. So I've been making the very most of my new-found freedom!  We've been catching up with friends, going for 'date nights', doing lots of 'nesting'-type jobs around the house.....  And, of course, I've been getting my craft on!

At last!  The opportunity to do more baby-crafting!  And I've gone a bit silly.  I just can't stop!!!  So now, the problem is.....  I don't know which project to show you first?!?

I think I'll start with the cutest AND funniest.....

I decided to make a little outfit - some boyish 'bloomers', and a bow-tie to match.  Here's the finished outfit:

Then I had an idea - if I attached the bow-tie to the little body-suit with snap-fasteners, I could make a whole RANGE of interchangeable bow-ties (and you know how it is - newborns can never have too many bow-ties)!!! 

So I did this:

And then I IMMEDIATELY made another little outfit:

And, after that, I made MORE bow-ties!  But I'll save those for another post.....  

In 'OTHER EXCITING NEWS' (well, actually THE most exciting news).....  we visited the hospital on Friday, and I'm booked in to have a c-section on Monday 30th June.  So, only two weeks to go now!!!!!

Until next time.....



Thursday, 12 June 2014

Dribble Bibs

Here are some dribble bibs that I made for our little one.  What a quick and easy make!  I can see myself running up lots more of these over the next few years!!!

There was just one problem.  I'll share the story with you.....  

To finish them off neatly (and quickly), I decided to get a snap-fastener kit.  It came with a flimsy little plastic 'machine' that you have to wallop with a hammer to fix the little metal bits in place.....

Having smacked my thumb with the hammer on my first try, I called Simon to help.....

He gave the thing a huge man-sized wallop with the hammer.....  

And now there's an enormous hole in my crafting desk!!!  

I've been making sure the hole's always covered up with a book, or a pile of fabrics, or a jar of buttons.  When I'm freed from this bedrest business, I think one of my first projects will have to be finding a creative way of permanently covering the desk and its hole!!! 

Until next time.....



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