Friday, 17 April 2015

He's here!

He's here!

My favourite little person to create things for right now!
My nephew has arrived in the world and he's a real cutie.  And guess what he's called!

Of course after making personalised bunting for Baby Noah's commission
I thought it would be a lovely idea to make my new nephew some for his bedroom.

I knew they'd bought a cot bumper that was very bright and had lots of polka dot fabric on it. 
 I also knew that my mum had made a patchwork cot quilt in similar fabrics to go with it. 
 So it seemed logical to go for bright colours and polka dots!
I'd cut out all the triangles and had them all laid out. 
I asked Adam when he came into the room if he though the colours were in the right order
- and bless him - he decided they weren't and re-arranged them.
So that was the order I sewed them in!
On the back I went for six different boyish and bright fabrics so that it can be reversible if they wish.  There were boats, monster trucks, rockets, cats, fishing frogs and teddies.

I was really pleased with how it turned out - and the new parents loved it!
As you know I have been knitting for the expected baby too.  Here's the first cardigan I made him - Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker.  I absolutely love this pattern.  I made this one in Sirdar Baby Snuggly - a speckled grey and creamy white colour.  I had it ready for Christmas along with a little owl hat I'd made in the same yarn.  And here he is, in his cardigan, with his eldest cousin - my daughter ...

Don't they look a treat?!

The cardigan was well received and apparently has been worn loads already as they love it and the design. 
That's good, cos I've made two more since!

Newborn size - which is too big right now. 
 He was a lovely healthy size and not a whopper like my three!

And 0 - 3 months in one of my favourite yarns at the moment - Sirdar Montana in the Rodeo shade.

And I made a hat to match this one too -the Aviatrix Hat by Justine Turner -
I wanted one that had a strap and button underneath as my boys were brilliant at pulling their hats off!
Mummy loved this one and said it wouldn't be coming off! 
It was a super knit and one that I will do again.
 Took a little while to get the hang on the short rows but once I got going it was obvious how it was going to work.

I have yet another Beyond Puerperium on my knitting needles in a rather snazzy lime green/petrol/grey/green combo.  I have also been extremely lucky and been gifted a couple of baby patterns from a couple of my Ravelry friends.  They are both a bit different as well - which I like - and so do the brand new parents (along with very bright colours!)
Watch this space for more!
Oh and I'd better get making more for The Crafty Phoenix Lady unit at The Emporium - which is doing rather well right now.  As I think I mentioned before I have another commission from Noah's mummy for two personalised bags.
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1 comment:

  1. So exciting. Congratulations to you all. So exciting seeing the baby knitting and sewing. Love the bunting, I've made a few named ones myself, cute for the child,s room and handy for birthday parties etc. well done with the commissions xx