(baby) things

i know, i know i haven’t posted a lot of handmade things in…quite a while. months, even? i’ve been doing this and that for pay and for personal use (sewing, knitting, crocheting and the like), but have been pretty neglectful about posting the results of such here.

until now! whee!

my latest creative pursuits have been for the baby…who’s coming very, very soon (only 9 more weeks (or so) to go)! yes, these are the first baby things i’ve made for the girl thus far. yes, to some, just doing these kinds of projects now (when i am 31 weeks/in my last trimester!) might seem kind of late.

to those opinionated somebodies who may believe i’m late to the game, i will say in my defense that i had a bit of a superstitious moratorium on making or even buying a lot of baby things until the last month or so. why? well…to be completely candid, and a lot personal, i lost a baby about 6 years ago via a tubal pregnancy. i wanted to feel *really* comfortable with the status of my current pregnancy before i started preparing for my baby’s arrival with any purchases or delving in to any projects for her.

and then…also, to be honest, i got a little lazy, and a little…no, a LOT tired. 😛 i am now (somewhat frantically!) trying to catch up.

anyway, w/o any further ado, here are a few of the sweet little results of my recent (fiber-wielding) labors…

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i love how this one turned out…i would totally wear this myself! haha! it’s made from super soft malabrigo (100% wool), and this pattern. the button is vintage and crocheted…it was a thrift find from way back.

red & pink wool baby sweater

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le baby girl royal will get to rock the bright colors just like her crazy mom! this one’s made from this pattern with cascade 220. the buttons are vintage and are really two different buttons stacked upon one another. the trim is from m&j trim, bought back in my parsons days, when i still lived in the big (old) apple.

yellow wool baby sweater

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i have a few more baby sweaters (and maybe some booties! or a blankie!) i want to make before she gets here. will i have the time? we shall see!

on the positive side, these little sweaters and things are so fun and fast to work up! they become quite addictive…once i made one i felt inspired to make a slew of others. so…stay tuned. who knows, perhaps i’ll post a few more (if fatigue and life doesn’t get the best of me) in the coming weeks! no promises, though… 😛

14 comments

  1. Casey

    oh Tricia–she is going to be the most stylish and adorable baby ever! she is going to be very lucky to have you as a mom. 😉

  2. Rose S.

    The sweaters are perfect. You should really check out these baby shoes: diddledumpling.etsy.com

    The shoes this Etsy vendor makes are darling and would definitely match the sweaters you made.

  3. jennifer

    i completely understand why you waited! i would, too, i think. after all, having to share bad news after sharing such wonderful news only makes the bad news worse.

    anyway, i love those baby sweaters. they are so adorable. i know a little girl who would look just darling in something like that.

    also, i had a dream about you last night! so random. in it, you were still pregnant but also had two babies. crazy shit, i’m telling you.

  4. maria

    Its (used to be) traditional here in Portugal to only start buying, making etc. around the 7th month. I remember with my nieces we only started to seriously do things at around that time. Those jackets are really cute! So, any plans for stripey ones?? And have you seen Ysolda’s toys? (http://ysolda.com/wordpress/) – i know – how to find time to do everything! I tend to get carried away. Best wishes to the Royal family 😉

  5. Kate

    Delurking to say… Hey, those are the funkiest baby clothes i’ve seen in a long time. Goodluck with it all. Love your blog and the new design.