Thursday, August 1, 2013


Still no baby, but guys, guess what!! I must be nesting because I sewed something this week! And then I baked cookies, and then I cleared and organized my desk, put all my fabric get the idea. So hopefully that means the little one will be here soon, but either way, let's not lose sight of the fact that I sewed something!

Yesterday I totally made a little pair of booties from Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings book. I love them and just hope they will fit at some point. I made the 3-6 month size since I figure it will be colder by then and maybe they'll get worn, but they seem so big!

I used voile and flannel for these so they are super, super soft. It makes me think I might try the pattern for a pair of slippers in my size that's in the book one of these days. I do wish I had used thinner elastic, but oh well. They came together pretty easily and I managed to get them done during a naptime, which felt impressive.

In case you are wondering, they do indeed match the receiving blanket I made. I used the same voile/flannel combo and seriously, it is dreamy. Rounded corners and a nice white binding just make it even better in my opinion, and I don't think anyone would be surprised if I just went ahead and curled up under it :)

I am hoping that if this new found energy lasts, I will actually get some posts together with at least all the other baby stuff I've made over the past couple months, but I guess we'll see what the little one has in store. I also finished knitting my hat and started on a baby sweater which may or may not be done in time for her to wear. Fabric ordering has also begun for the Penny Sampler at Stitched in Color which will start up in a couple of weeks, so that's been fun, and I still have a bit more shopping to do once I get these and see them in person. I am really looking forward to this quilt...heck! I am looking forward to getting back to any quilting at this point. Hope everyone is doing well!


  1. Oh my goodness those booties are so adorable!! And that blanket looks fabulous! Hurray for sewing stuff and all those other accomplishments!

  2. So cute!! Hope you're doing well.