Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baby couture

September is here, and as I promised I will be blogging more often. Having spent most the summer fighting a respiratory infection I didn't really have the energy to do much of anything. But I am feeling myself again, ready for new adventures in creativity and homesteading.

I am working on a baby quilt for our first grandchild due in November. Since this project won't be ready in time for the baby shower, I whipped out a little quilted baby vest over the weekend.

It was a lot of fun! I used a store bought pattern as a size guide to design my own. I discovered that creating for little people has its rewards--like being able to complete an entire project quickly!

I used images from a turn-of-the-century illustrated Mother Goose songbook that I copied onto fabric along with lots of playful cottons. Being musicians, naturally we want our grandchild to grow up surrounded by music.

We also want to be near to his/her heart! So in the lining I tucked my label and a photo of us.

Speaking of babies--today we unexpectedly added a new member to our animal family. More on that next!


Kathy said...

Absolutely priceless...
Love the music!
xoxo~kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kateri said...

That little vest is sooo adorable!

NitWit1 said...

i LOVE YOUR HAND WORK ON BABY CLOthes, especially the vest.

Enjoy life!, especially new life; it is so exciting.

Jill said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to hear about the new addition!

thecrazysheeplady said...

This is adorable!!! What a great idea - definitely a treasure!

nociveglia said...

It's very original, and very beautiful! Are all the images sewed (not printed) on fabric? It's an unique and precious work, something to be jealously conserved.
Cristina (from Italy)

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