With the birth of each of my children I always get excited to sew them lots of things.
One thing I insist on is there very own large blankie.
I purchased this material for baby about a month or two before she was born. But the way I make them is to place the cotton material on top of the minky, measure a million times, and pin everything to pieces before I sew it up. 80 % of this blankie's work is done on the floor. And being a 7 - 8 months along pregnant woman (not to mention I am -- cough, cough -- getting older) sitting on the ground, measuring, and pinning does not do well to my old, awkward, pregnant body.
So once I came home with the material, even though I had grand visions of getting that blankie sewn before she was born, there it layed upon my sewing pile for the next 10 months. Finally last week I decided no new sewing projects could be done until I finished all the ones sitting on top of my pile.
This one was on the top.
It's a real fun, quick sew. I'm not sure why I waited until she was 8 months to complete it. But, you know how these things go.
And do you recognize that dress? I made it for her sister a long time ago. But I made it way too small for her. So when I packed it I placed it in the 6 - 9 month clothing, instead of the 12 month box.
It fits baby much better!
It's almost impossible to take a bad shot of this girl. She is always happy and lovely.