Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Getting Ready For Baby

Our first grandchild is on the way and I am sewing up a storm. We know it's a boy and he should be arriving at the end of August.  I have blocked off my calendar and plan on staying close to home during August and September.  I don't want to miss a thing.
A few weeks ago, I had a fabric dyeing workshop at my house.  You can read about it in this post.  I had a bunch of dye left over.  The MX fiber reactive dye is stable in solution for a couple of months, but it does start to loose potency over time.  I thought it would be fun to dye some onesies.
There was a package of 5 at Target that was a mixture of long and short sleeve.
 I did leave one white.I'm going to try my hand at sewing some sleep sacks using them.
But I thought it would be fun to use one as a onesie with a bicycle applique. 
I cut it out of the cutest fabric called Cruizin' by Barbara Jones from Henry Glass.
I fused it on and blanket stitched around it. 
 The background color of the bicycle fabric should be turquoise. This isn't the greatest photo. 
I also used the bicycle fabric to make a boppy cover.  If you don't know what a boppy is, I didn't know either until a couple of months ago.   It is a pillow for nursing.
I want to save some surprises for the mother-to-be's shower.
In a couple of weeks, I'll share it all with some links and tutorials.


  1. congrats on the upcoming grandbaby. those are great ideas for baby gear -- I think I should follow your good example and dye some onesies for a family member's upcoming baby in August.

  2. Those are really fun. Ours arrived and I got to enjoy cuddling him today, we forget how wonderful it is to hold such a precious thing. The t's are so fun.


  3. Very cute, the momma's going to love them!

  4. Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of a new bundle of joy. Very special.

    Thanks for the inspiration of dyeing onesies. I really like what you created. I have some white ones that I enjoy embellishing, but I'll definitely dye the next batch.


  5. What a lucky little baby! And lucky you! I long for the day that I will be writing a similar post.

  6. congrats! you should look into making a nursing cover too with BONING on the front, so it has an opening for mommy to look down but it's small enough still. oh and nursing pads- I did a tute for that on my blog for myself using the Go circle die, never did make the nursing cover, but they are $$ online.

  7. I had the same idea for my grand baby that was due the June 8th, now getting induced but my son said they got so many onesies for gifts that I'm going to wait until he gets bigger. I'm making them cloth diapers at the moment:)


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