Thursday, April 2, 2009

babies need handmade

babies seem to be everywhere these days. my good friend just had a beautiful baby boy on sunday - he will share his birthday with his older brother. i made it out to her place a few days before with handknit socks and a little kimono i made. every baby should have something handmade to welcome them into the world.

relatives of ours will be welcoming their first baby sometime this month. while they are registered at a few places i resisted the shopping urge and made the baby a little outfit. a few weeks back i bought Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. great book - have plans to make every single thing in it over the spring/summer. i made the baby kimono and bloomers from the provided patterns and used the last bit of her Lightning Bugs fabric that i had in my stash. the booties pattern and the socks are patterns of my own making.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kate, I came across your blog from a comment you left on another blog about childhood reading and thought I would come across to say hello. You're right - so nice to have a handmade welcome into the world - what could be nicer than a gift made with love. That little boy is going to be one smartly dressed child! I've heard a few good things about that sewing book - looks like it's kept you busy! :)