i get it, some people like a delivery surprise. i couldn’t wait that long to find out what i was having with either of my pregnancies, but i see how the “it’s a boy!” or “it’s a girl!” moment could be pretty special after labor and delivery. my cousin therese, having her first baby next month, hasn’t found out what she is having. she had a baby shower this weekend, and the “not finding out” element definitely presented a challenge for gift-giving! i’m not a person that’s TOO hung up on gender roles, either, but it sure makes it easier to know a little more about who you’re sewing for, you know? anyway, it’s sometimes just as fun to have restrictions. i kind of like working that way. gotta be more creative.
i decided to make another two projects from my now well-used and dog-eared copy of “little things to sew” by liesl gibson – the cozy winter hood (with ears!) and mittens. i made them in an extra-small, but they fit O perfectly at 9.5 months, so i think therese & chris’ baby might get more use out of them next winter instead of this one. both the hat and mittens are made in a supersoft white microfleece and michael miller celery ta dot flannel.
i couldn’t help myself and also appliquéd a 0-3 month onesie with little clouds. i love the white-and- natural linen together. these photos were taken in O’s room (which i need to finish up and do a room tour for). isn’t the wall decal perfect for a baby’s room? it’s by shanna murray. i’m in love with it, and my little guy is definitely growing strong so far!
therese seemed to like the gift at the shower, and i can see myself making another of these hoods for O for the wintertime. it came together quickly and lives up to its name – COZY! the mittens are great too, they stayed on O’s hands despite crawling around.
happy laboring, therese! i can’t wait to meet your little one!