Hello! I have been doing things but none of it could be shown here.Until now.Now all has been received and therefore can be revealed.Phew.
A while ago I mentioned that my sister was pregnant.Well that baby is going to make an appearance any day now or any week now depending on how cosy he/she is in there.Officially two weeks to go.
So,much to the boys relief after months of "is our cousin born yet",it wont be much longer.
I had been waiting to know whether it is to be a boy or a girl but that was simply not Ok for my sister.She wanted some goodies now.Right now.Love it! So thats what I have been doing.
Baby goodies of the gender neutral kind.
A couple of toiles took place in plain cotton before I got to the above finished reversible hat.Basing it on the sizes of my boys heads back then, I think it should fit perfectly at about four months which is exactly when she will be out here showing baby off in the sunshine.Of course she can plonk it on beforehand in the English summer but there wont be much looking around being done-more a case of teeny baby disappearing under super cute hedgehog bucket hat!
These little pants are completely fudged basing the crotch length on some baby bloomers of Henrys.I bought a plain cotton jumpsuit and appliqued on an apple for sweetness.I think the red spot is Katie Jumps Rope-ages old stash fabric but lovely and soft.
This little cardigan is terribly soft in alpaca and I covered the buttons to match. You can find the pattern and yarn details here on my ravelry page.
This is my favourite.Both my babies loved soft fabric books and I think they used to be called quiet books.For an older baby you would have things that move and tuck in and play peek-a-boo.This is simply Heather Bailey felt appliqued on with blanket stitch.I inserted panels in between each page so when the baby opens the book the pages will stay open while they poke,slobber,tear at,squish......EEEK!
These two pussy cats are my sisters girls Tilly and Lola.They had to be in there.
It was so much fun I think I'll do another and put it on here as a tutorial.
This is all the loot on her kitchen table after she opened it last night.A bunny of course and some fushia mary jane booties with a matching hat(just in case this person is female as there is no pink at the ready!)
The red ribboned gift is to be opened when baby has arrived.Its not hard to guess what it might be-I think all children receive one of these as their first friend.
There is also knitted bunting which I must say I am about to repeat because it looks so happy hanging above my kitchen bench!
A quilt has been requested which makes me laugh as
a) it wont get used for ages
b) my boys didnt get one until they turned seven.
I must have been a slack new mum!
Well there you go.I have one more lovely thing but thats for mums birthday on two weeks time so I cant show you that yet either.
On the super exciting side we are off for two weeks of sun,sand and sea over the school holidays coming up in a couple of weeks.Goodbye freezing NSW and hello hot sunny Queensland.Yay
It will be our last all together all the time family dose as it looks very likely that husband will be spending about seven months in South Australia.The debate as to whether we all go continues but we think it will be cruel to change schools for such a short time as almost three of those months will be school holidays broken up.We'll see.
Right now I'm looking forward to a resort style beach holiday which I dont think I've been on since I was fourteen! Is that not a tragedy?
Take care xxx