There are a lot of babies soon to be born, in our family and a lot of friends as well. So, with this in mind I am trying out a few different things. The first topic being an area that I have wanted to get back into for a long time…. The Handmade Dress’ Samantha did a lovely post on the topic of Heirloom Sewing. Just look at her photo’s, her work is exquisite. I know when my first daughter was little I took a class at a local sewing shop, on smocking.. at the time I just did not have the time and patience to stick with it. Now that I am older, ahem, well, I am back interested… especially after reading this blog!
Here is my little ode to heirloom with a bonnet made from cotton sateen, entredeux, and a finely crocheted shell edge. I spent time with this book for inspiration..
Please note that spot appears to be on my lens, I had to go and do a double check on that, but no it is the lens thankfully!
~little birdy applique with some embroidery..
There are so many different post’s on the applique, I have no idea where or when I saw this.. but it is made from a lovely flannel called Nursery Time, appliqued with wonder under and then zig zagged around. On a baby kimono shirt..
All babies need burp cloth’s… I used Juliette’s tutorial the only change I did was not use the birdseye diaper, mine was the premium 6ply super absorbant diaper, it had the thicker middle.. and it seems as if I did see this made with that kind of diaper, but I can not remember for the life of me where. However~ with this is what I came up with.. I am just loving that fabric..
More to do, but this is what occupied my time over the weekend. Hope yours was all that you wanted it to be..