Making for baby · Sewing

Making embroidered baby slippers

I’ve been on a roll with these awesome Wayfarer slippers by Twig&Tale – a sweet little pattern. They were initially a little fiddly to get the hang of, but when I had made one pair they came together easily. The secret to the embroidery is to sew it before you even cut the pattern. I… Continue reading Making embroidered baby slippers

Home decor · Making for baby · Sewing · Soft toys

Projects in progress

There hasn’t been a lot of ‘completing’ around here this week, but there are a few projects on the go and some ideas for writing rattling around in my head. Projects in progress include Waldorf baby dolls, fabric selection for recovering some mid-century chairs, and summer clothes for Baby Amy using the Twig  Tale ‘Barefoot… Continue reading Projects in progress

Making for baby · Sewing

A new pinafore dress and how sewing keeps me happy

Last night I sewed a new dress for Amy, a spring themed floral knit pinafore lined with vintage indigo cotton. It’s a cute little piece for our transition from winter to spring, that she can wear now over long sleeve tops and hopefully over t-shirts soon. To be honest I was trying to distract myself… Continue reading A new pinafore dress and how sewing keeps me happy

Making for baby · Sewing

Baby Geranium dress and Wayfarer slippers

The baby Geranium dress I made for Amy finally fits and it seems she loves it! ‘Made by Rae’s Geranium is straightforward and economical, and at this size is completely free. Hurrah for free patterns! I paired the dress with some sweet wee Wayfarer shoes by Twig and Tale, that I embroidered with cherry blossoms… Continue reading Baby Geranium dress and Wayfarer slippers

Making for baby · Sewing

Fat Bum Pants (aka Purl Soho baby pants)

Ohmygoodness, I love that backside! A while ago I posted about sewing nine pairs (yes, nine) of these cute Fat Bum Pants for my yet-to-be-born baby. Now that Amy is here I am totally loving them. At the moment she usually wears them over a full-length onesie for extra warmth, but in summer they’ll be a… Continue reading Fat Bum Pants (aka Purl Soho baby pants)

Making for baby · Sewing · Soft toys

Seagull bird mobile for baby

The flock of felt seagulls I created have taken flight! I made them into a bird mobile for baby Amy. She studies them when she’s on her changing table, watching them drift and spin in slow circles above her. They are suspended from the inner ring of an embroidery hoop. The ring helped me to… Continue reading Seagull bird mobile for baby

Making for baby · Soft toys

Baby’s first Waldorf doll

Baby Amy has started to enjoy the simple Waldorf cuddly doll I made I made before she was born. She and her cousin, six weeks younger, each have one with slightly different hats. Amy has begun to suck her fingers or thumb when she’s lying quietly and often rubs her clothes between her fingers at… Continue reading Baby’s first Waldorf doll