Friday, January 22, 2010

A New Hobby and Some Exciting News!

Hello Everyone! I apologize for my disappearance these past few months but I do have good reason. I'm so happy to share that I am 5 months pregnant! And these past few months I just haven't been motivated to bake, cook or blog so I took a brief break but now I'm doing better and can't wait to get started again!

I just recently bought a new book Simple Sewing for Babies by Lotta Jansdotter and after a few weeks of perusing the pages I finally got up the courage to tackle a project. It has been about 3 or 4 years since I last sewed so this first project took me a little longer than I anticipated but I absolutely adore the finished pieces and can't wait for my little one to wear them!

There is a discount fabric store near my house called M&L Fabrics and my mom and I took a trip there and I was overwhelmed by all the fabric choices! They have a large offering of Amy Butler, Robert Kaufman, Alexander Henry and so many more. I limited myself to about 5 different fabrics and then came home to see what I wanted to make first.

I decided on the simple dress with matching bloomers and though mine does look a bit different from the pictures in the book, I am so happy with how it turned out! Now that I know how easily these can come together I plan to make quite a few of them. So my little girl will be running around in lots of adorable dresses!

Front of dress with pocket and button

Close-up of pocket with button to match the back

Detail of fabric and back opening with button

Adorable bloomers

Well, I have to go and sew a few more things on this beautiful, rainy day in Southern California! Hope you are enjoying your Friday!


Melissa said...

These are so cute! I've had a Lotta Jansdotter book saved on my Amazon wish-list for the longest time for the day I finally attempt to tackle sewing. I think it's so neat you're making some special things for your special little one. I can't wait to hear all about her! Do you guys have a name yet?

Amber said...

that is adorable. and makes me want to learn to sew.
your little girl is so lucky to have a mommy who cooks like a dream and makes her cute clothes to boot!

the Clarksters said...

Super cute... looks like you'll be having some fun for a while! Congrats on your little girl... she's going to love hanging out with you & Brian!!!

Eli's Lids said...

Adorable! I love sewing :) I'm just about 20 weeks preggers with my 3rd little one! Can't wait to compare bellies at Blog Sugar!

Four Flights said...

Oh I love M&L fabrics! Always so much fun to go there. Look forward to meeting you at Blog Sugar!

Weaveron Textile said...

Your fabric is so beautiful in appearance….


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