Thursday, May 31, 2012

Baby Gift

Congratulations (again!) to Emma and Family on the birth of little Miles, seeing as we had the privilege of knowing that bubs was going to be a boy I was prepared before he was born and had his gift already made and ready to give on the day he was born! I made a small cot size baby quilt with a panel I had ordered from a fabric shop in America, the panel itself was flannelet so nice and warm for the coming winter months! I backed it with a 100% cotton rather than using a flannelet again as I didn't want it to be too warm though! Apparently the colours and Owl theme match perfect to his nursery which was a bonus! Here is the finished product:

Excuse the shadowing, wasn't the greatest day for taking photos!

All folded up and ready to be wrapped
x Sharelle

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

And then there were 6

Hello all, and update to let you know that our precious bundle has arrived. Little master Miles arrived in the early hours of Thursday the 24th of May. We are all completely smitten with him and are now settling into the life of a family of 6.

Brand new and adorable!

But while we were patiently (or not so!) waiting for his arrival I spent a bit of time behind my new sewing machine that my dear husband had bought me for my birthday, and the results; a t-shirt dress for Miss Halle. The shirt was purchased and I found some cotton to match, whipped up this gathered skirt without a pattern in sight, in an afternoon. Admittedly, there are things I would do different if I were to make another, but I have one very pleased little recipient, so that's all that matters for now! I am really keen to get into a bit more sewing, but the crochet WIPs are backing up, and there is a newborn in the house too, so my crafting must take the back burner for just a little while me thinks. Oh but you know what? I can breastfeed and crochet at the same time.... how convenient!!!!

xx Emma

Friday, May 18, 2012

All we need now is the baby..

So with just days to go before our new little family addition is due, Im finally getting the last little bits sorted. So by the end of this post Im sure you all will have no questions as to what we are expecting gender-wise! Lets hope the sonographer was right!!! Ha  ha!!

Firstly I have my very own home made baby blanket, washed, blocked and ready to go. This is basketweave stitch (in crochet of course!) and the pattern I followed- more so in colour than directions, is found here. Can you believe there is almost 1000g (yes! 1kg) worth of yarn in this.. definitely a yarn eater project! But will be sure to keep a little one warm through the winter months ahead!

I am oh-so very close to finishing the baby's going home outfit too, which I will share with you now too. The vest is my own improvised pattern, using simply a sc,dc pattern to make the effect. (Ps, see you can make ribbing in crochet too!!) The hat is my age old newsboy cap pattern. And then the boots are a pattern that I simply could not resist from purchasing any longer, from Lovely Crow. Leanne had such success with this pattern too, and Im really impressed with how well it was written and illustrated. A great buy, and the results.. squee! Picture perfect!!! Just to finish the 2nd bootie before he arrives now!
I will attempt to get better close ups when there's a little baby wearing it!! :D

Thats all for now!!
x Emma