As the weather started to warm up and little summery outfits became the normal attire, I noticed Olivia’s wardrobe was missing an essential item, a little cotton cardigan to always have on hand to put on when it got a little cooler. I searched the shops but found nothing that my little girl just had to have. So I decided to get busy and knit her a ‘Baby Kina’ out of some super soft cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mill. You can find all the details and the pattern over on my ravelry page.
It has come with us wherever we go since I made it and is such a practical and cute cardigan for a sweet little girl.
It is so cute that I’ve already started a second one in pretty pink…
I enjoyed every moment of knitting this baby jumper. It was only on the knitting needles for less than a week and was a great simple pattern to follow. If you want to make one yourself you can download the pattern for free from here.
My latest sewing project has been to make these flannel baby wraps. They are super soft and snuggly, perfect for a new baby coming into this world at the start of a very cold winter.
I purchased some coordinating flannel fabric in lovely charcoal and cream tones, with a duck print thrown in as I have been known to be a little duck fan in the past.
Often the wraps for sale are around 1 meter square, but from what I have read and heard from others the more generous sized wraps work the best. As the fabric was 110cm wide I went a little longer and got 130cm of each piece. I then placed the front sides together of two coordinating prints and sewed around the edge, leaving a gap to turn them right sides out. I then pressed the seems and sewed another top stitch around the edge to keep it sitting flat and to give it a nice finishing touch.
These are now hanging patiently on the blanket ladder that my talented husband made for the baby room, waiting for the moment that they will be needed.
My desk is currently filled with multiple sewing projects on the go. One quilt is getting the finishing touches of being bound, another quilt is on the cutting mat just getting started, and a third quilt is part way through being knitted.
Over the last couple weeks my belly has grown so much! (I’ve been told that it doesn’t stop from here on either…)
Now that I’m really starting to ‘show’ (and not just look like I’ve eaten too much for lunch) I’m enjoying wearing some of my firmer fitting tops that accentuate the growing bump mixed in with the loose flowy items which have been my primary wardrobe recently.
My husband had a unexpected day off, we celebrated by driving up to Murrurundi to have a late breakfast at a gorgeous cafe. There is a pretty little nursery attached to the cafe and I ended up buying a couple of indoor pot plants to assist with my goal of freshening up the house and to bring some extra life indoors. It was a perfect sunny morning and so nice to be out and about.
I am 15 weeks pregnant – and not much of a bump yet… although I did get my first ‘belly rub’ from a friend while out to dinner last night!
I’ve enjoyed reading snippets of what the baby’s doing and how big it is. This week it is about the size of an orange! 11cm long from crown to rump.
We are thrilled to announce that there will be a new arrival in June ’14!!
I am 13 weeks.
My pregnancy has been a dream so far.
Apart from being extremely tired for a few weeks (and having a much needed nana nap!) and being slightly queazy after an intense bootcamp session, everything else has been fantastic.
I am definitely noticing an increase in energy and brain power now that I’m coming to the end of my first trimester, for this I am thankful as I was starting to get concerned that I would forever be without my fully functioning brain.