Sunday, March 28, 2010

Making Baby Things

Well it's Sunday morning, with my first cup of coffee I pick up where I left off on a bootie I started crocheting last night. While watching a movie with my husband, with a really bad headache I finished one white bootie and started the second one. I don't know why but if I sit down in my chair, I go right to crocheting. I've taught myself, and have screw ups to show for it. I have gotten better, not only do I crochet booties, there are baby socks, sweaters, hats, bonnets, and blankets. I also crochet dishcloths and scrubbies. They aren't as fun as the baby stuff.

I am also sewing stuff for my upcoming arrival. I have made burp cloths, and I have cut out the receiving blankets, so much cute material and so many blankets to sew the edges on now. And since we don't know what we are having, all will work with boy or girl. I also have a bib pattern to try, and I bought a pattern to sew those adorable summer hats. I also have my Grandma Fales old flannel night gowns to sew something for baby, she pasted away in 2007. She couldn't wait for me or my brother to have kids. She has seen all her other grandkids' kids, but ours, we took to long finding the mr. and mrs. right for us.

I also have cross stitch bib patterns to do. I have till August to meet this baby, so I guess I'll have plenty of homemade by mommy stuff for him or her.

My mom has made a night gown for baby, so she has a pattern for clothes, so if I run out of things to do from now until then I can borrow the pattern from her and start sewing clothes too!

I am not one who just takes it easy, I have these projects to make sure I don't over due it on a daily basis. Granted I am not sitting all day doing them. But with the warm weather I want to go outside and do yard work. I worked for so long and hard to get pregnant I don't want to screw it up.

Homemade baby things, it's a great thing to do!


  1. It's definitely a lot easier to make the things before the kiddos come along-definitely NO TIME afterwards! (You saw my cross-stitch I'd been working on for 3 years-LOL!) I was in awe of everything you had already made-your little one is definitely going to have plenty to wear! :-)

  2. Hey Michelle! I have something for you over at my blog:

    (I'll help you out if you want to do it.)