Tuesday, September 14, 2010

handmade baby

Although all of the cute little girl items in the stores are insanely tempting and may be my ultimate downfall one of these days, the handmade baby goodness is always best. Look at these...!
Joy from An Art Family knitted that gorgeous hat & mitten set. Isn't it precious? I can't believe hands come that small, but apparently they do (it's been a while!) The detail is so beautiful and the yarn she picked is the softest I have ever felt.

Fellow boat dweller Charlotte (who just had her gorgeous baby girl!) made the burp rag/ bib set and sent it my way. Charlotte has such fabulous taste in colors and fabrics (you should see what she's done with her boat!) and is a sewing whiz to boot.

And speaking of sewing whizzes -- my Martha Stewart neighbor SuperJen who hosted the blessingway sewed this gorgeous hooded baby towel for me. Aren't those mushrooms fabulous? She made that big one from scratch!
It was packed in a basket brimming with other drool-worthy baby goodness. Another one who has the good taste to match the handwork talent.

Of course Zach can't help himself and has been making things for his sister all the while too. From little beeswax candles to a stack of drawings and cards. But here are his latest creations.
All of the white hand-me-down onesies we've been getting are turning into his blank canvas. Let's hear it for fabric markers! And he's been making lots of little pillows as well.

So, I even took a turn at making something. I SO need to keep my hands busy during this waiting game since the body doesn't feel like being as busy as usual (now I understand why people knit. oh I wish I knew how!) Inspired by Nicole at Frontier Dreams I made a little soft block from wool felt. I decided to go with an ocean theme (shocking, right?) and tried my hand at embroidering little pictures.
(that is supposed to be coral on the right there and a wave on the left... I tried! Luckily babies are not picky.)

I swear I wasn't drinking when I was sewing this. I don't know why everything I sew has a swagger to it? Maybe if I tried on land rather than on a moving boat...?

15 comments:

Joy said...

You're way to hard on yourself, Cindy. That block is absolutely adorable! What a wonderful stack of handmade goodies for your sweet girl. That mushroom towel is so cute!

Cassandra said...

The block is awesome! Stitched with love!

What wonderful handmade goodness you have there..lucky lucky!

TulsiLeaf said...

that block looks great! The best thing about handmade is if we wanted something cookie cutter and perfect we would buy it from target! The imperfections are what makes it perfect

healing hillary said...

I think the block is great. I knew immediately that it was coral!

Lovely handmades...always best!

FuNkY MoMmY said...

Wow ...I love that hooded towel...is your neighbor taking orders...I would love her to make me one!!!!

eringoodman said...

oh cindy!!! such sweetness!!!

SO excited for you!! sending lots of love and peaceful birthing vibes...

xo

~erin

Red Charlotte said...

Awww, so excited to meet this little one of yours! I'm glad you liked the bib/burp cloth. It looks like you have very talented friends, and I love that little block!

christine ~ ourdayourjourney said...

great job mama! such sweet handmade loveliness.

boatbaby said...

Great point TulisLeaf! Thank you!

FunkyMommy - she works full time outside the home aside from raising a fabulous little girl and crafting like a mad person. Perhaps one day an etsy shop... one day :)

Thank you all for the kind words!

FuNkY MoMmY said...

Oh no worries...I understand...maybe an etsy shop someday...keep us posted!

lily boot said...

Totally agree with the cookie cutter comment. I was stuck in a rut for many years where I obsessed over everything needing to look like it was airbrushed to perfection! Ridiculous - that kind of perfection is often simply an indication of a souless, industrialised mass produced item. The hand made with it's slightly curved points and embroidery that's a wee off kilter is oh so much better! And your cube is gorgeous. As are Zach's onesies and pillows - this little girl will look very sweet and unique :-)

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Oh what sweet sweet gifts!
With many warm wishes,
Tonya

erin said...

Your block is just beautiful, I love it & the onesie that Zach made is too sweet.

Laura and Hans said...

I love the onesies, and imagine how proud Zach will be to see his little sister wearing them! I loved getting hand crafted items when I was pregnant, and I used the heck out of them!!

Adlerfam said...

I love the way your block came out! Awesome job! I would love to make one of those, too. Where'd you get your felt? Love the colors!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...