I am so in the mood for sewing. I don’t know if it’s the winter and snow and cozy hot cocoa and holding my infant son during nap time for extra snuggles, but I want these days to last forever. From inside my sewing room/nursery, I watch the fat flakes fall and stitch up fun little projects for those I hold most dear.
Long before I was pregnant I knew I wanted to make clothes for my little person. I bought the appropriate Little Things to Sew by Oliver+S, stocked up on some choice Echino and other import fabrics from Etsy, Fabricworm, and local stores like Stitches and the now-gone Fabric Crush. I wasn’t sure if I would get a boy or girl right away, so I didn’t invest in patterns too much. But I did scour the internet for tutorials and fun things. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Made by Rae’s Celebrate the Boy
- Prudent Baby (hard to navigate for specific ideas, but fun to read)
- Lego Quilt by Wee Wonderfuls
- Make for Baby Boy – 25 tutorials (super cute!)
- Happy Together – Big Girl Room
- Sew Liberated – F & L’s Studio
Seattle had – is having – a rather large snowfall for our area. Now the weather persons are predicting ice storms and our main airport was closed for some time and my husband among many many other happy people, got to work from home.
I used this wonderful wintry time to whip up a couple of special items for my little man. He is growing so fast that he wears 12 month sizes, even though he is 5 months old. Crazy!
Cute little hat he will need to grow into a bit.
A pair of quick change trousers from Anna Maria Horner’s Handmade Beginnings… this is my test pair for my niece.
I am loving this pattern. I will have to make some waist adjustments for my not-so-little man, but the ease of putting these together is nice. Reversible pants are just fun!
Here is a link to all the photos, detailing the stripes and lining in soft yellow and orange flannel. but most importantly ridiculously attractive pictures of my son. I want to make him about a billion of these hats, he is so darn handsome.
Now, off to “shop my stash” to find some extra bits for my first Swoon block! I got some great advice to make a test block first. I have NO IDEA what I am doing as I have never made a real quilt before, let alone followed a quilt pattern. I suspect that this year, 2012, will be a big huge adventure for me.