Life with a newborn is challenging and rewarding. I usually get 2 naps a day before she demands to be held for 12 hours straight. The first nap is full of basics like brushing my teeth and eating breakfast, but if I get a second nap it is my time (as long as there isn’t laundry to fold or a house to clean!).
Bonnet. I used the design from Little Betty Designs to make a reversible bonnet for my baby girl. I realized when I took her to the Arbor Day celebration at my husband’s work that everyone wants to hold her, but not everyone is so good about keeping her face shaded, so hopefully this bonnet will help. The first one I made went a little slow, but I think as I get practice I will be able to make a couple more fairly easily. I plan to attach velcro to the straps and cut them down shorter to use as the fastener. The velcro should come apart easily enough to avoid any choking hazards from the hat. I can’t wait to try this out on her!
Itty Bitty Baby Dress. I used the pattern from Made By Rae to make this dress. I found the pattern to be very small… and I even used the 0-3 month size instead of the newborn. My 6 week old (admittedly she is on the larger size of the spectrum) barely fit into it, so she only wore it once to an Easter egg hunt. The size issue is due to the construction because there is no opening in the back. It was still cute the one time she was able to wear it and we got a lot of compliments.
Plan C – I strip pieced one section of the back of the Plan C quilt, still need to iron. I also decided on the fabric for the majority of the back. The alphabet print from the new PB&J collection will be perfect – I just need to order it.
Out to sea baby quilt back – I was able to start on the wonky stars that will be a portion of the back.
I still need to finish assembling my long arm. My in-laws are coming this weekend, so hopefully while they are here I will get this done.