Sunday, October 13, 2013

Baby sewing

I am finally back and as mentioned in my previous post my machine and I have been busy sewing up a storm while waiting for the new family addition.

New parents always need burb cloths and whilst we knew that bub was going to be a girl it was decided to keep fabric bright and non gender specific - I did sneak in a bit of pink here and there as can be seen.

Some bibs
Receiving blankets

When it came to making the baby bag it was thought as dad is also going to be a primary carer as well that it would be best to go more practical than cutsie so I came up with this design.   The inside fabric matches with the inside fabric of the stroller.   A big thank you goes to hubby who had to help me with the adjustable strap.    This is the first bag that I have made that the strap adjusts and I had terrible trouble with it.   Even with looking at you-tube for hours my brain could not work it out.

And of course very baby bag needs a change mat.

 I bought a waterproof fabric for the outside and also used it in the inside where approx baby's bottom will be which will hopefully make clean up time easier if there are any mishaps whilst nappy changing is taking place.  The flap at the bottom can hold things like nappies, wipes etc.

   Then  there is the cot quilt.  

And lastly a piccie of the back of the quilt.

As with every new baby plenty of clothes are always given by friends so I decided to go along the path of everyday items that new parents need.  I certainly had great fun choosing fabrics, patterns and making the items.

Back to sewing some Christmas gifts and a few other bits and pieces which I hope to have piccies of up soon.

In the meantime happy sewing.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

All my life I have been known as......

A daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, friend, wife, mother and today I became a grandma.  At 2.25 am our dear son and lovely daughter-in-law presented myself and hubby with our first grandchild.     Ten minutes after she made her way into the world our son phoned to congratulate us on becoming grandparents, all went well with the birth and "mum she is just perfect".    As soon as visiting time was allowed this morning both of us were at the hospital to be with the happy but tired parents and  to welcome the new addition to our family. He was right - she is perfect.     So without further ado I would like to show you all 3 kgs and 50 cm of our granddaughter.

That is me having my first nurse and I hope that there will be many more to come.   It certainly brought back happy memories of our children.  

Over the last nine months I have had my foot flat to the pedal - DDIL was very good and let me have free range in choosing fabrics for whatever I decided to make.

I will be back very soon to show you what me and my machine have been up to lately.

In the meantime happy sewing.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Making a start on.....

some Christmas sewing.    When I was blog hopping the other week I saw these adorable Christmas tree trivets and knew that I had to make one or two or 12.    I am sure that they would be equally as cute if you used autumnal fabric.

If you would like to make your own cute forest of  trivets pop over to

Last year I was shown how to make this cute Christmas tree by one of ladies at my quilting group.

I posted a photo of the tree on a forum that I belong to and had many requests to do a tutorial which can be found at

If you decide to make some of the trees and have a problem please contact me and hopefully I can help.

And last but not least is this cute stocking.   I can see a few more of these being made before Christmas.  I think that it is just the right size for a stocking - not too big to fill.

I am pleased to say that I did make a bit of a dent in the Christmas fabric scrap pile.

How is your Christmas sewing going???