My dears, We are in the home-stretch of pregnancy and I've been preparing in mind, body and house for baby to join us. This month has been such a joy: I have felt great, had lots of energy and had much inspiration for making + doing. Here are a few of my most recent projects.
I made this using a free pattern from Prudent Baby. The yellow-orange fabric is a batik from Moda and the red is by Kaffe Fassett. I made this dress as a practice dress using stash fabrics, and I'm glad about that since there are a few changes I would like to make to the pattern before making it again. Overall, though, I love the design and can't wait to see a little lady wearing it!
When we moved in December, I realized just how much yarn I had been hoarding and made a deliberate effort to de-stash by making a baby blanket. These yarns are incredibly soft. I really like combining pink with less traditionally girly colors in this way.
Fleece liner for cotton diapers.
I am so lucky to have received many cloth diapers as gifts and hand-me-downs from friends. Right now (take this with a grain of salt since I haven't actually diapered a baby using them yet), I am smitten with these pocket diapers stuffed with a nice fleece insert. My mama gave me a serger (Brother 1034D--woooot!) for Christmas, so I've been serging away. I used a fuzzibunz insert as a template, then I layered between two and three pieces of fleece before serging the edges. I bought a pattern for the actual diaper as well, but have not yet made any (though I bought the fabric).
Recognize those colors? After I finished the blanket, I still had more of these delicious colors left over and decided to make a little topper for baby to wear.
That's the news from my end. Oh, remember my old studio? This is what my new studio looks like...
yikes, right? Although the house we are renting for now is actually bigger than our house in Seattle, we created two new rooms (nursery & Papa's home office) so my studio is kind of scattered right now. I DID pick up a sewing desk for this space at IKEA today, so we'll have a bit more order as soon as we get that put together.