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We are getting excited about our new baby coming this summer,

such a fun reason to sew!


First, some shirts for me!  Using the maternity shirt pattern from-


If our little one is a girl, I made these-

Back view of sleepers with ruffles, so cute!

Newborn Girl Gowns

If our little one is a boy, I made these-

I used the sleeper pattern from here-

I modified the pattern on some of the sleepers for size, some are newborn some are 3-6 mos.  Some are footed some are open.  So easy to sew.

I also made newborn girl pants/hat and 3-6mos. boy footed pants/hat-

I want to applique a onesie to match each set.

The footed pants pattern is found here-

the pants pattern is here-

I can’t remember where I found instructions for the baby gowns, I forgot to bookmark it.  I want to make some boy gowns as they are so handy the first few weeks.

Have a great day!



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This diaper bag is made from “Polly goes to Paris” fabric squares.  It has a matching wipe/diaper clutch inside, I didn’t get a good pic of the clutch.  It went to a sweet couple who have been blessed to adopt a new baby girl.

Polly goes to Paris Diaper Bag

Polly goes to Paris Diaper Bag

These are some cute “girls” made from The Black Apple doll pattern available on Martha Stewart  I made a few modifications to the pattern, I enlarged it 200% for a little bigger doll (made the arms much easier to sew and stuff), I added ponytails and embroidered the faces instead of painting them on. 

The Girls

The Girls

The two on the right “Pink-Belle” and “Blue-Belle” are Naomi’s, the blue doll on the left is “Mandy” she belongs to Eliza and the green doll is “Abigail”, she belongs to Eva.


Bibs for Mr. Drooley aka Micah

Bibs for Mr. Drooley aka Micah

This is a great bib pattern from Chickpea Studio, free pattern to download-

I used my snap press instead of button/buttonholes for more adjustability, each bib has 2 layers of cotton knit and a top decorative fabric of cotton woven print, cotton knit print or fine corduroy print.

I will get a pic of our sweet Mr. Drooley modeling one of them when he wakes up.


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Sock Monkey

I have always wanted to make a sock monkey.  They are so cute.  Eliza received a sock monkey kit from Cousin Miriam. It went together surprisingly easy and quick.  Eliza named him “George”.  He is stuffed with bamboo fill.  Bamboo is so much nicer than fiberfill. 

George Sock Monkey

George was “born” the 10th of June, on the 11th he accompanied Eliza on her trip to SLC with Grandpa, Daddy and Eva.

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