Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sewing for a Girl

Thanks so much for everyone's kind well wishes on the last post - I am sure you understand why I couldn't respond individually! Last night, Charlotte slept for 7.5 hours - so I figured I could manage doing this post today just to check in and share some pictures of the crafty things I had made in advance that are now finally in use.

I made this sleep sack last spring - right before I got pregnant. I really like using it with her- definitely a functional item. We are using the spiderweb quilt a lot - I thought 40" x 40" might be too big for a newborn - but it's just fine. I even used it myself as a lap blanket in the hospital.

I didn't find out the gender before my son was born either, so I had made several items out of Heather Bailey's Freshcut range in addition to boy stuff. Lots of people asked me why I made the pink spiderweb quilt (pictured above) when I had already made a girlish quilt in case Gregory had been a girl... Well - I am such a different sewer now and my tastes have changed. The Freshcut quilt (pictured below) is so different because it's made from only one collection, it follows a pattern, and I paid someone else to quilt it. I much prefer the spiderweb quilt that is scrappy, backed in minkee, and I feel like I exercised much more creativity in my design.

I have a confession - I have been guilty of buying girly fabrics for a "if I ever have a daughter" stash. Of course, I have much more boyish fabrics in my stash- but I definitely have a love for all things pink! It's exciting to think about the things I could make with these: A few fabric pre-orders have come in as I have been recovering. Packages of fabric definitely add some excitement to my new and hectic routine. I was very happy to get my hands on some of these basics - the Pezzy Print from Sandy Klop of Moda:

Of course, I am on the FMF bandwagon and I am so happy to have some of these - pictured below are my three favorites!

Next time I post, I promise to show you something new that I have been working on but it will probably be a while. I am not one of those bloggers that can just whip up all sorts of projects after having a baby - I am definitely impressed with those that do though!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Introducing Our Newest Addition

Guess who gets to use this quilt for a little lady..... Introducing Charlotte Jane Matthews born 2/29/12 at 9:39 AM; 7 lbs 11 oz, and 20.75" long. We couldn't be more thrilled! And I do have to say that I am absolutely SHOCKED that we had a girl - I guess I had been counting on another boy all along.....

We are so happy to have a sweet little girl join our family. I know I am not going to be getting a ton of sewing done - but I am already daydreaming of all the girly projects I want to make.

Thanks for everyone's well wishes and support!