Sunday, September 27, 2009

A different kind of labor...

Well, since I have no baby pictures to post, I thought I could at least brag about all the cool stuff that I have made, and that my mom has made for the baby.

The first thing I made, with some help sewing from a gal in my ward, was a book for our baby to look at during Sacrament Meeting, so he'll learn at a young age that the whole reason we take the sacrament is because of Jesus.
Soon after that, my friend asked if I wanted to learn how to knit. I said sure. So we made a little cocoon and matching hat for the little guy.
When I finished that, we thought we should start a crocheting project. This one is still unfinished. My friend who was teaching me is pretty busy, and she recently had shoulder surgery, so I haven't had the help that I need. so, I'm still working on the hood, and then I have to do the button band and then sew it all together. It's for a 6-month old, so I have some time.
Then, Walgreens was having a sale on their Everyday Photo Books, which are just 5x7 paperbacks. So, I put a little one together. I'll have to do another one because all the cousins will get older, but I thought it would be a fun project while the sale was going on. I just have the cover and first pages shown here.
My mom arrived a little over a week ago and brought some flannel with her, so she made me some cute receiving blankets. Note the fun edges. She was not happy until she added a little flair. I like the edging on the sheep the best, but it's the hardest to see, since it's white.
This is the crowning achievement. Mom and I went shopping on Monday so we could make a quilt for the baby. I wanted to make a red, tan, brown, cream quilt because we live in New Mexico, and that's the color palette most often used. And I knew it could be done tastefully, more tastefully, perhaps, than the city of Santa Fe... (Mom did all the machine sewing, but I helped by cutting out each piece while we watched an 8-hour miniseries.) So here's the front:
And close up:
And the back. Matt noticed that since we did 8x8 blocks, we could actually use his blanket as a massive checker or chess board someday. Always thinking...
The quilt did turn out rather massive, but I'm glad because now he'll be able to use it until he's almost 5 feet tall. And, there will be room for me or Matt to cuddle with him under it.
So at least now you know we haven't been just sitting around waiting for the baby to come. We're keeping busy!

11 comments:

Cami said...

Wow, look at you and all your craftiness! I love that the quilt you made is large. I always tried to cuddle under Syd's blankets with her when she was little but they just weren't big enough for it. Everything turned out great!

Jason, Alicia, and Addie said...

You're so cute, Becky...I love all of the things you made! Especially the quilt; it's beautiful.

You look great and I can't wait to see your little boy!

Amanda said...

I LOVE that quilt!!! Is there a pattern for it? I need to be making one just like that.

C Tam said...

I am so impressed!! I want to make one of those sacrament meeting books for my little guy. Is there a pattern online?

Becca and Jon said...

You've been keeping busy! All of your projects are soo cute! The quilt is beautiful, I love it!

The Fox's said...

wow you've been busy!!! I love it all. The Quilt is great! You have been holding out on us Becky...where were you all these D basment craft nights? lol. Cant wait to see little baby!!

Margot said...

So basically, you have skills. I don't think I was productive at all in the time between Peter's due date and his birth, except for, you know, the whole growing a person thing.

I want to see the hoodie when it's done.

James said...

I love the quilt!

Val said...

Becky that sacrament book is SO COOL!! Can you tell me how you made it? Thanks!

Jenn said...

I NEED a pattern for that quilt!

Jason and Jami Thomson said...

holy dang girly-you're going nuts with the crafts-and they look AWESOME!!!!! I'm a huge fan of the quilt-and I reeeally want to make a sacrament meeting book for Addi. Nice work!