Thursday, March 8, 2012

Things for snuggling...

Morning all! Well it's a wild, wet and woolly day here today. It's been pouring since long before it was light enough to see outside. I think we might stay inside today and build cubbys out of the furniture (Hello cozy couch and a few blankets, cushions and pillows). Today was the first day we have had porridge for breakfast (with cold extracted honey - yummm!), and at 9am I am still sitting here in my flannelette pyjamas.

Tomorrow one of my friends goes in for a c-section. It's her first baby, and bubby is a wee bit small, hence the little bit earlier arrival. I spent a nap time yesterday whipping up couple of things for the new little bundle of snuggles.

First up was a burp cloth.

I used an Egyptian cotton hand towel, and some of the fabric from the scrap stash I was sent a couple of weeks ago. It was easier than I thought it would be. Actually it made me feel a wee bit braver with the whole sewing caper, so there will be more quilting cotton and toweling creations.

 Next up was a small bib. For those first few months when the dribbles start.

(Sorry about the photo quality - it's so dark and rainy today I have all the lights on!)

I was shocked at how easy this one was to put together - and folks, I think I may spend nap time this afternoon making a few more!!! :) (I discovered that my supply of dribble bibs was down to 3, and 2 of them are looking a little bit under the weather, so some more are definitely in order).

So there you go! That is what is in my creative space today. What's in yours? If you need more inspiration, there is somewhere you can go. :)

Have a fabulous day!

S xox


  1. I love the fabric you used on the burp cloth. I hope your friends c-section goes well today.

    And the bib is so cute.

  2. What a great present for the new mum... Congrats on the sewing, you are really going for it. Well done.

  3. What lovely gifts for your friend.

  4. Yup - you can never have enough bibs, or burb cloths for that matter. So much you can do in the 'old towel' as backing line - think dish cloth, fabric coasters, table runner/trivet, pot holder/mitts.

    Hugs to your girlfriend :)

  5. A practical and useful gift!!! They both look great!!!

  6. Great choice of fabrics and agree, you can never have too many bibs or burp cloths.

  7. That's so lovely of you - I am in a similar position to your friend...bub is a bit small and I am waiting to see when i might have to go in for a caesarian. I am sure your friend will be very touched by the presents. Lovely.

  8. P.s I nominated you for a Liebster blog award. Xx

  9. Oh good luck to your friend, is the fabulous Dr Miller making baby magic again?? When he couldn't see a clear shot of my 2nd twin, possibly a bit small, he said "let's get them out & breastfed, safer on the outside after 37 weeks" & yes, very happy to not be a whale any more (i was lucky & avoided Caesareans). My 2nd twin did end up being my smallest of the 4, but at 3kg, hardly a concern, but she was hungry, still is, 10 years later!!
    Happy sewing & crazy weather, we just sold our Darwin apartment (on Harry Chan Avenue, around the corner from the Esplanade), sigh, our last attachment to Darwin, apart from the 4 babies born there. Love Posie

  10. What a thoughtful gift! I would love it if you would consider linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy, a link party for ideas that make life easier, better and more fun!


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