I whizzed out this morning (a 100km round trip) to my closest material store (ok, almost the closest; the closest DECENT store) to buy some material for yet another baby present. My DH's cousin is having her baby christened on Sunday and we only decided to attend yesterday. Hubby mentioned that something home made would be nice. I actually thought I was making the christening gown but after the deafening silence, I realised that plans had changed. It turns out the godmother wants to buy a dress, not have it home made (arghh, can you imagine something home made; how terrible!!)
So anyway, off I trotted to get some material. I had an idea of making a romper of some sort, which then turned into a sleeveless romper/overalls. it will look somewhat like this:
So, here is the material I bought:
How cute is the monkey material????? CUTE!!!! I saw it a few weeks ago shopping with a friend but didn't buy any. It is a fine corduroy so perfect for the upcoming winter. I dithered for ages this morning trying to decide what to make and so came home with both lots. For baby Ayden this weekend I am making the blue starry corduroy into the overalls with a red lining and a smocked blue insert across the front. Probably not the anchors; they are cute but as i am time poor i might do some geometric smocking.
i am dying to have some spare time to get stuck into the green monkeys; what I have decided to do, for no real reason, is to make some overalls out of the green, line it with the yellow, do a smocked panel of the yellow and picture smock the monkeys across the front. I would love to do it for this weekend but working out the graph will take time that I do not have so it will have to wait.
Over the weekend I was busy smocking a nightie for one for one of the many babies that are coming. I was so happy with it, all of it, until right at the end where the neck binding refused to go on right. This has been pulled out once already and is waiting to be done again. Such a shame as the rest of the nightie is perfect. Not happy!!
I am happy with the bear; she turned out so cute. It is actually a nightie I have made for so many baby presents. I often do this bear; usually pink or blue to match the sex of the baby. I have never had the problem with the neck that I had yesterday. Oh well, another one to go in the pile of UFOs. I like to think that if I didnt need the romper so quickly I would spend the time trying to fix this one but who am I kidding; I am annoyed with it so away it will go!!!