Since my maternity leave ended, I haven’t had a lot of time for sewing. I spend my day at work, come home and hold my baby until I have to do things like cook supper or go to bed. People keep telling me that you can’t spoil a newborn… When does that newborn stage end? As far as I’m concerned, he’s still pretty new. I have had a few minutes here and there to whip up some more burp cloths. It took multiple days to finish what normally takes a few hours. These soft, cuddly burp cloths are now available in my shop.
I’ve been working on hand embroidery a lot the last few weeks and loving it! My mother-in-law taught me how to do several different stitches a while back, and since then, I’ve been playing around with different patterns. I’m currently working on creating my own patterns to sell in my etsy shop. I will offer the patterns by themselves and in a kit with all the materials you need to complete the project. For those of you that need a project completed in a rush, I’ll even have finished products ready to ship. My goal is to have a few completed projects up and ready to purchase in the next week or two. In the meantime, here’s a little freebie for you to work on for Valentine’s Day!
The only traditional Valentine’s Day color I had was red, so I had to use some other not so normal colors. I embroidered on a plain white drying towel, so that when it’s hung up you can see the heart in the center front. Now if only our oven had a place to hang it from…
Click below for the design:
If you need instructions on how to hand embroidery, there are two tutorials below to download as well! Enjoy!
With all the holidays and all the traveling to see grandparents and great grands, I haven’t had a chance to post. The holidays are always pretty awesome, but turns out they’re even better with a new baby. Here’s what we’ve been up to the last few weeks:
We had our Christmas at home with just the three of us, and Desmond made a new friend.
We decided not to get too complex with our present wrapping this year. This wooden tags from The Woody Beckers were super cute.
Desmond turned 2 months. He’s growing way too fast!
The stockings were hung from the china cabinet with care…
We don’t usually put up stockings for Christmas because we’re never home to celebrate, but this year I’m feeling extra festive. I made three different stockings three different ways. They look pretty much the same from the outside, but the cuff of each stocking was attached differently. I wasn’t really satisfied with any of the methods I used, but they’re still cute and make it look like Christmas around here. I tried to choose fabrics that didn’t go crazy with the normal green and red color combination, but still looked like Christmas.
Check out my etsy shop today! These sweet burp cloths are finished and ready to be shipped! I might have a hard time letting this grey arrow one go… I love it!
So this is where I’ve been the last month… Snuggled up next to this sweet little fellow. Meet Desmond Brennan!
He was born on November 2nd… Yes, a week past my due date. He weighed 9 pounds and as you can see, has a head full of black hair. We are finally starting to feel human around here again and adjusting to lack of sleep. We couldn’t be happier!