I’m about to blow your mind here, so brace yourself. My mom’s sister married my dad’s brother, which means that not only do I share the same last name with that set of cousins, but we have all of the same relatives. It’s weird, but it’s not incest. (Trust me, I’ve Googled it.) So when my cousin recently had a baby, I pretty much had to represent, right? Visual:
Our parents all grew up in Chicago, so the blue and red is a subtle shout-out to the Cubs. I don’t actually know if they’re Cubs fans or not, but as long as these items can be machine washed and dried after their baby spit up all kinds of fun stuff on them, I suppose it really doesn’t matter. Cubs, White Sox, Mariners…in the end you still have a bunch of gross crap on a burp cloth. amIrightoramIright?
I know you’ve all been having ‘baby stuff withdrawals’, so I thought I’d do back-to-back baby posts.
(This baby’s last name is Benjamin – isn’t that the cutest?)
Don’t worry though, now that my sewing machine is in tip-top shape I have a plethora of projects planned that I’ll be able to share in the near future. Plus it’s sort of hard to get sewing done when I’ve either been out of town or had guests in town every weekend since January. Yes, that is true.
This weekend’s to do list:
2. Date night in Ballard
6. Change from Saturday’s pajamas to Sunday’s pajamas
It’s only Wednesday and already I can’t wait.
I got the order for these two baby sets about two weeks ago – approximately the day before my sewing machine started skipping stitches. A repair, mind you, that I’ve had done twice now. I won’t even go into how frustrating that is for a brand new sewing machine because I don’t want to get all worked up and bore you. (But seriously, right?)
Anywho. We have the pink set – the pink fabric is made from a vintage bed spread which makes me so happy I could just burst. Pink? Vintage? Babies? Eek. (Don’t worry, I washed the bedspread twice before cutting and sewing.)
Plaids for baby girls. I love that idea, which is probably why this purple set is seriously striking my fancy.
At first I wasn’t too sure about using brown as the main color for a set of baby items. But I ended up really liking the way the ivory, brown, blue and red compliment and contrast. Perfect for a little boy, I say.
(And as with last time, I have to keep this baby’s name top secret. For the moment anyhow.)
This year for Christmas my mom made aprons for a whole lot of family members (I believe 22 was the grand total).
She made some for the moms:
Some for the dads:
Some for the boys:
Some for the girls:
And even a bib that looks like an apron for the youngest:
As you can see, I get most of my insanity (22 aprons? That’s really only something I would do.) and sewing skills from my mom.
I apologize for all of the bibs and burp cloths, but apparently a lot of people I know are having babies. What can you do, you know?
For Tom and Liz I went with some preppy plaids for their (yet to be named) baby girl.
My friend Lauren asked me to make personalized baby items for her to give as gifts at a baby shower. What we know: it’s a boy who’s last name will be Calkins.
One hat, two bibs, 4 burp cloths and a partridge in a pear tree. All can be machine washed and dried.