Monday, December 17, 2012

Some crafting for baby


I've slowly but surely been making up some little things for my new baby, which has been great fun. Having decided not to find out the gender again, and looking forward to a surprise on the big day, it was a little challenging to make things and try and make sure they were not too boyish or girlish. I decided to use red and green as my main colours, and worked the rest around that. Not being a big fan of plain white, lemon or pastels for babys, except for a few small things, I went for bright and bold colour. I didn't make a huge pile of things - mostly because I know when baby arrives I will want to use boy or girl colours for him or her.

So here's what I made.

Baby ripple blanket all done! I'm officially ready now :-)

A crocheted blanket for the car seat/buggy using the lovely Ripple pattern on Attic24. This is one of my fave patterns ever, and I just adore this blanket. Its made using Sirdar Baby Bamboo which is a bamboo/wool mix - I normally don't use wool as I can't tolerate it, but the content was low here so it was fine. It will be nice and snuggly and warm for my January baby. The picture above is filtered on Instagram, so this is a better idea of the true colours:




A simple little baby cardigan from Debbie Bliss's book Baby Knits for Beginners. This is a cardi I have knitted loads of times for presents, its perfect for newborns as there are no lacy holes in it for them to get their fingers caught, and the moss rib finishes it off so prettily. If baby is a girl, I might swap out every 2nd button for a cerise pink one as I love pink and green combos.



A swaddle-type blanket made with flannel on one side and cotton on the other - I love wrapping winter babies in a light blanket, not too tightly, but enough to make them feel warm and cosy.



And finally, some burp cloths using the leftover flannel from the blanket as backing - you can see the spotty ones in the picture up the top, I didn't get a separate picture. I also made some boys burp cloths with towelling backing for my sister and friend who both had baby boys in the last few weeks and they went down a treat.




So I'm pretty much all done - I might make a few other bits if the mood takes me in the next week or so, but I think baby will be pretty well outfitted in these :-) With just 3 weeks left to go, its all getting very real now and I can't wait to meet this little person!

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22 comments:

Annabella said...

I'm sure there are going to be some aching ovaries as your followers look at these beautiful baby things - the crocheted blanket is just perfect and that little cardigan with the buttons? Adorable!

diane said...

Annabella says it perfectly...aching ovaries. Love that wee little sewater

diane said...

sweater, no sewater!

ScissorsandThread said...

These are all gorgeous. I am due in march and don't know what it is so these colours are great inspiration. Having just learnt to knit and on project number 1(baby hat) I am especially in awe of the blanket and cardigan. Can I ask where you order your flannel and towelling from?

Martha said...

They are all gorgeous. I love the little sweater.

karamino said...

so cute little things!

lindsey said...

These are great, lovely colours, fabrics and buttons!

Contented Caroline said...

Sarah, all the goodies you've made for baby are adorable - I would love to make one of those cardigans as I'm not the greatest knitter and the pattern looks achievable for me. Might have to order that book and some wool. Love the blanket too. I can't show the many things I've made for my baby as some family members don't know the sex yet!! Good luck with the next few weeks xx

Judith, Belfast said...

Aw so beautiful S! Looks like you are well nested! Hope you have been feeling ok - not long now! Jxo

Di said...

Lovely makes for your new babe. I hope all goes ok on the big day. Di x

Lynne said...

Such lovely things. Handmade is so much nicer than store bought.

Susan Standen said...

Oh this is going to be one well loved, well dressed and cosy comfy baby. Lucky him/her!

Katy Cameron said...

Well whatever the gender that will be one well turned out infant!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Adorable things! You haven't lost your craft touch with all you've been going through. Live it all!

needle and nest said...

Your little one is certainly going to be bundled up in style! Enjoy these last few weeks before the baby arrives. I hope you have a safe, speedy delivery.

Leanne said...

Such cute baby things! I hope you are doing well cooking that baby.

Emma said...

They are so pretty! Love that little cardy and the blanket is beautiful. Sadly the art of crochet was always beyond me!

Wendy said...

such cute makes! that cardi is adorable

Kristie said...

So sweet! All the best as you welcome your new addition :)

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Love all of these makes Sarah, I'm with you on the generic pastel shades. They never did anything for me, love your choice of neutral colours. Great makes :)

Altax said...

This looks great. I really love the sweater.

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