Friday, 29 February 2008

More sewing

I sewed bib! It turned out more wobbly than I would like, but I am sure that can be fixed by using flannel for the next ones. I have also cut out more tshirts but am still yet to sew them.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Far too hot for sewing.

The past few days it has been far too hot for sewing. I did escape to my mum's house (its cooler there) and did some cutting out, but I am yet to sew anything to completion. Its the iron. I can't bear to turn the iron on. I think of it as a little heater in winter, so in summer it just doesn't make sense. When I was a much younger sewer I would have made things without the iron and not cared too much, but luckily my mother has trained me well and I am a grown up sewer now who can change the colour of her thread, iron as she goes and pre-wash cotton fabrics!

I did sew up the booties I finished knitting. That was pretty exciting. I am now knitting some gorgeous overalls. They will take a little longer to make. I sewed up a polar fleece version and boy were they quick (no need to iron!). No pictures of them yet cause there are still a couple of pins in them where I need to do some hand sewing.

There is a cool change coming today, so I have opened the windows up and I am hoping for a breeze. Maybe then I can turn the iron on.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

I sewed something!

How amazing is that. No sewing for such a long time, and today I am back at it. I have been feeling a little better over the past week and have found I have 'good time' in the middle of the day. I have been thinking I should make myself some preggy clothes (as I don't really fit into anything any more) and have traced some patterns out today. After a while my back started to hurt and I realised that I wouldn't be able to sew because I hadn't acquired any fabric yet. Of course I have fabric already for my baby so I made a little skivvy (instead of tracing out more clothes for me). The clothes for me are more urgent but the baby clothes are so quick and fun! I got given an over locker last year from my mother-in-law and I hadn't used it until today.

Not the most thrilling little top ever, but I am happy with it and I LOVE the fabric. Even before I thought this baby was a boy I bought all blue and green fabric to make clothes with. I think they are just the best colours.

Here it is a bit closer (don't look too close). I have also been knitting booties. They are finished in the sense that I cast off but not yet sewn up. Hopefully I will sew them up soon and have more creations to share!

Sunday, 3 February 2008

There really is a baby in there!

I know its silly, but I have been thinking that I might not be pregnant after all. Maybe I'm feeling this sick for another reason. Here is my proof that its really a baby and not extra fat beginning to accumulate around my middle.

I went for an ultrasound and saw my little baby moving around. It was pretty exciting. I have been told its not the done thing to announce your baby's sex before its born, but I am weird. In the first few seconds of the scan I could tell he was a little boy. Its really nice to be able to call the baby him and not it. It feels more like there is a person growing inside me. Anyway, I am still feeling really sick most of the time and I haven't been sewing at all. I am having "good" days every now and then (only feel really sick in the morning and evening with a few good hours in the middle of the day), so I hope they become more frequent. I might even be able to show off something for baby soon, you never know!