About a week before our baby was born, I had a sudden desire to make.all.the.baby.things. I wasn’t feeling well enough to do that, of course, but I decided I could finish a few small sewing projects. And so I did. A single flannel bib. A wet bag/zip pouch. A double sided knit blanket (I just had to finish hand stitching the binding). A hemmed Nani Iro double gauze (single layer) blanket.
My kids wanted to make something for baby, too, so they each made 1 burp cloth. Sewing with kids requires both patience and energy–I’m glad I spent the time (on one of their many days off this month) to teach them a bit more about sewing. My son did his entirely on his own, even the decorative top stitching. They were so happy to bring their burp cloths to the hospital.
I figured I have plenty of time to sew matching dresses, and make a Liberty quilt, and all of the other fun baby projects that are swirling around in my head late at night… right?