Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekend Project: More Sewing for Babies...

Everybody knows how to raise children,
except the people who have them.

--P.J. O'Rourke

All 4 of the baby buntings are finished! Yay! You saw the girl version last weekend. Here Joy models one of the boy's:

I used yellow bias tape and a yellow zipper.

And, of course, put my label on the outside, to protect the baby's delicate skin.

Ana had never seen a bunting before and thought that they were quite funny! She said that they were like bags for babies. I agreed and said that they were like sleeping bags for babies. She had never heard of a sleeping bag, so I showed her ours and tried to explain about camping - perhaps with less than perfect success. She listened thoughtfully and then reassured me that when we came to visit her in Mexico, we wouldn't need them, because she would let us sleep INSIDE her house! ;)

So, I finished these just in time, because one of the baby girl buntings got me out of a bit of a tight spot with our vet. She is 6 months pregnant with a little girl and so I gave her one on Friday, during a medical appointment. She was prepared to be quite annoyed with me, because our cat Milly, who is supposed to be on a DIET, had picked up FIVE pounds in the last 3 months! But the vet melted over the bunting and I was able to escape relatively unscathed... ;)

On a different note, I had a sewing afternoon with Ana and Juana today. Ana is making a purse (the red oriental patterned silk in the upper right corner) for Mariana - the little girl for whom I made the princess dress recently. Ana is using fabric to match the princess dress.

Juana is making an outfit for her brand new baby niece. She is making the dress and hat pictured on the right - and using a red checkered gingham as pictured.

We had time to shop for the patterns & fabric and get everything cut out.

Parting shot: Juana's boyfriend, Abel, broke his leg recently playing soccer. I picked up some DVDs for him, to help fill his days as his leg heals. As a thank-you, they got me some beautiful red roses:

Speaking of gifts, whatever you do, make sure you drop in on Wednesday for this blog's one year anniversary! I have an INCREDIBLE give-away planned! :)


gwensews said...

Buntings are wonderful. How thoughtful of you. It was also quite clever, keeping you from getting a little talking to about the diet!

Joanne said...

Gwen!! Bribing the vet! I would've taken the bribe, too. Those buntings are adorable :)

Alviana said...

Sooo cute!!!! It been so long since i havent stop by to ur blog. I'd missed ur previous wonderful give away. I definitely check in back at this wednesday :)

Anonymous said...

I love that fabric! It is adorable! Your buntings turned out so cute :)