September 22, 2012

I'm an Auntie again!

Sara and Bobby welcomed sweet baby Elle Sophia into the family last week!
I can't wait to meet her when I visit Ohio next month.

I made Elle a baby mobile in July, and I know that Sara and Bobby have gotten everything they need and then some, but I couldn't resist marking her actual arrival with a few quick little items.

I sewed up a tiny pair of baby pants (pattern here) using up scraps from my Wiksten Tova short sleeves and a couple of pacifier clips (tutorial here) in two lengths. One is from vintage ribbon that I backed with red bias tape. I love this ribbon because it reminds me of my childhood in the '80s.

I also made up a few baby washcloths from gauze. This is the same fabric that swaddling blankets are made from. I made myself a few, thought they were soft, so whipped up a couple for Elle as well.

I have two baby nieces now and I'm very excited about all the toys and clothes that I can make them.  I hope that at least one of them is into dolls and dresses!


The Mighty RandR said...

Lovely and useful gifts Abby! Where did you get the gauze??

Abby said...

Thanks Rebecca! The gauze is from Dharma Trading Company ( - it's the Cotton Bubble Gauze. It's perfect for light blankets and washcloths. You can dye it or fabric stamp it too.

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