one trick pony over here. someone’s got a baby comin’? time to make another divided basket!
this one was for my sister-in-law’s baby, her fourth boy! a family friend was so thoughtful as to throw a baby shower for her, which i love – fourth babies need new special stuff of their own too, ya know?
i sewed this basket up before the shower, which was held when my SIL was around 36.5 weeks pregnant. just four days later, little W made his grand appearance!
mmmmm baby toes.
anyway…i got the 2am call to come stay with the sleeping older three boys while husband and laboring wife headed to the hospital, a dream come true for me – i love the excitement of labor, even if i’m just back at the house trying to sleep but having too much fun getting 4am text messages. 🙂
i made this basket to coordinate with little W’s nursery, which has a slightly nautical feel – it’s blue and white with red accents and some natural wood too. i chose striped ikea canvas with a robert kaufman red canvas binding on the outer pocket, and natural linen handles. the inside is denyse schmidt for joann.
here are a few shots of little W’s nursery. i think my SIL decorated it so nicely – it’s a really peaceful room to be in and gets beautiful light, too!
you’d relax there if you were a little one, wouldn’t ya? i like the idea of the daybed in the nursery for those inevitable rough nights.
have you made a divided basket yet? if not, you should! such an enjoyable sew, so fast, and so fun to personalize, stuff with goodies, and give as a gift. i’ve now made three to give away (the other two are here and here), and i love making them every time.
oh and nope – still haven’t made one to keep yet!