I had a baby! Oh, and I did some sewing.
Greetings all! I am pleased to report that Baba Tweedie finally arrived on the 9th of January - six days late – weighing in at a whopping 9lb 1oz. He was delivered naturally at 03:31am after a 7.5 hour labour, and had a full head of blonde hair. We named him Rufus. And guess what I was doing when I went into labour? Why sewing of course! Earlier that day, I decided that Little Tweedie could help me to make a cuddly toy for the baby. She chose a heart-shape, and requested a bird-shaped toy for herself. I let her choose the fabrics from my scrap fabric box, and we made the heart-shaped toy that day. When I went into labour, I was making her bird toy and the heart was already packed up in my hospital bag! Here are a few photos of my little man with his new toy:
The very first sewing project I completed after his birth was, of course, a jute ’Swag’ bag to match his robber outfit:
I was, and still am, pretty determined not to let the fact that I am now mum to a newborn baby and a 3 year old keep me away from my hobby for too long, so I have been sewing in really small bursts here and there whenever I get the chance. As soon as I was able, I finished sewing the bird toy for my daughter and I made another one for her friend who, five days after the birth of Rufus, also became a big sister to a baby boy named Joseph.
And as is my tradition, I made some bunting as a gift for Joseph:
Then I decided I might as well make some bunting for Rufus!
I also managed to make myself a new dress, which I finished the night before Baba Tweedie turned 4 weeks old, but that’s for another post…