Monday, 3 December 2007

Baby Gifts

Over the weekend I finished off some baby gifts for two couples we know who had babies last week.

This set is for Jasper, born Sunday a week ago:

Bibs are made from the pattern in Bend the Rules Sewing. Shoes are from the Stardustshoes tutorial I wrote about last week. These ones are completely reversible, although they are only lined in white flannel.

This set is for Greta, born last Thursday:

I appliqued a star on a store-bought baby t-shirt, to go with the shoes I showed you last week. I have also cross stitched a birth announcement for baby Greta, which I'll show you later in the week once I've framed it.

We have had builders at our house for the past week so things are a bit disorganised. I'm hoping they will finish their work today and I can put the Christmas tree up tonight and make some progress on my Christmas crafting this week. I can't complain too much about the builders - they are dividing our huge laundry into two spaces - one half for the laundry and the other half will become a back porch/sun room/SEWING ROOM (albeit a very tiny one) for me. Can't wait to have my sewing machine set up all the time. At the moment my machine is stored away and when I want to sew it's a bit of a pain to get everything out and then put it away again when I'm done.


*BB* said...

very sweet! The little booties are gorgeous, I really have to try the tutorial one day. It makes such a difference when you can have your sewing machine set up all the time, you can sew whenever you like without losing 10 minutes setting it up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Louise, the sets are gorgeous! I've tried to make the booties but I didn't have much success making them reversible. How did you do that?