Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WIP Wednesday: Can it be????

Am I really typing a WIP Wednesday post?! It feels like it has been so long. It feels good to be back!

Current WIPs:

- The lazuring if the girl's room : I ended up going over those three dark walls with another coat of white paint last night to start over. I feel good about my decision and hopefully learned my lesson. I did go ahead and add the next coat to the one good wall, this coat was yellow. It seemed really light, I can barely even tell it's there but I painted it at night and it's dark and dreary here right now so I will wait and see what it looks like in the sun light.

- Playing catch-up : I haven't had the chance to get online much so I am way behind in my e-mails. I hope I can catch up soon.

Now some current WIPs with pictures:


K and her best friend Fi last June

Remember my friend that is having a baby soon? Well, I wanted to make some presents for her other daughter as well - who just happens to be only two days older than K and her best friend.


Bonnet


Using up every last scrap for another goody

It's a big deal becoming a big sister for the fist time, so I feel like that should be celebrated as well as the birth of the baby. I also can remember how much it really seemed to help K (after C was born) when she got a gift along with her new baby sister.

With Fi meaning so much to me and being so special to K, I wanted to take the time to make her something I thought she'd really enjoy. She loves mermaids so I found this fabric very fitting, and with living in Florida now, she could always use some good protection from the sun. There is another mermaid surprise for her as well, I'll get some pics of that when I am ready to package it all up.

And finally, some finished gifts for the baby:

I felt like these two projects were never going to be done because I didn't have the chance to pick them back up until a couple of days ago. Luckily, I got around to them and they are, indeed, now done.


Shorties


Bonnet

I just can't get enough of little ones in bonnets, nor can I get enough of sewing them, obviously! They are so cute!!

So the package is almost complete. I am hoping to mail it this weekend. My friend's baby was originally due on C's birthday, April 18th but then they realized they had the due date wrong and the baby is actually due early March, so this package needs to get out the door ASAP to get all the way to Florida in time. I can't believe it's this close already! It's a bit bittersweet for me because they are like family to us and I miss them so very much, but I know I will see that precious baby and my dear friend and her daughter soon.

Thanks for joining me on this WIP Wednesday of great memories.

What are you currently working on? Happy creating!!

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31 comments:

Joy said...

Love the shorties! I will always have a soft spot for baby-bottom wool. :) The bonnets are adorable too.

Katie said...

Beautiful shorties, and I love the bonnets! What pattern did you use?
I am working on longies, sweaters, and hats :)

Hanna said...

Where did you get the pattern for the shorties?

Lise said...

Those shorties are gorgeous! What a great gift all around; your friend is very lucky.

Crystal said...

I love your projects! I am working on more baby pants using some darling Michael Miller fabric and repurposed fabric from a thrifted skirt. Can't wait to post pics!

Kelly and Kelly said...

I'm trying to start working on Easter things. But not being very successful!

Lovely gifts, what a lucky family to receive those!

And I can not wait to see the girls room!

Linda said...

Such beautiful goodness here, those bonnets are amazing! I am looking forward to seeing your walls when they are finished. I am working on a Fair Isle hat and knitted animals for Easter...

Heather said...

Nicole, everything looks so amazing. I love the bonnets. Do you have a pattern for them?
Can't wait to see the finished Lazuring

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

the bonnets are absolutely adorable!! Especially love the one with cherries.
My oldest daughter, who is now 8, used to have some old-fashioned lacy bonnets when she was a baby. She never bothered them when I put them on her. Then my 2nd daughter came along and she refused to wear them at all. Little stinker!!

kristyn said...

I love that mermaid fabric, I have a few scraps of it left myself... I wonder what it will become?

liebchenhut said...

Will you share your pattern for the bonnets?

liebchenhut said...

Will you share your pattern for the bonnets?

boatbaby said...

I love the mermaid fabric! How sweet!

Rose said...

The bonnets are so adorable. Love that mermaid fabric!!

Right now I am working on a new sweater for my girl:
http://www.thelaughingmonkey.com/blog/2010/02/24/new-sweater-for-the-girl/
The best part is that I didn't have to go out and buy anything for it!!

Simple Mama said...

So glad you're starting to feel better! Can you make ME a bonnet? Don't know where I'd wear it, but they sure are cute!

Nicole said...

Oh man, I seriously have to get serious about learning to sew! I do knit, however, and boy do I love those shorties. :)

meredith said...

Lovely. That Heather Ross mermaid fabric is so dreamy. I too would love to know where you got the pattern for the bonnet!

I am a new reader of your blog, and I am really enjoying its quiet beauty.

Em said...

Love the little cherry bonnet - so cute!

Julia said...

Such beautiful work....that is one lucky new baby and big sister.

I love bonnets.

Mary said...

Lovely! And too funny, look at my quilt fabric on my blog today... love those mermaids :)

Jennipher said...

I love bonnets too!

Gen said...

I love the bonnets and I can't wait to see the finished lazured walls.

Melissa said...

This is all so beautiful! I LOVE the bonnet and the shorties are gorgeous! Where did you find a pattern for these?

childhood magic said...

Those shorties are mighty cute! Such talent!

eringoodman said...

popping in to say hello and share that i just got an e-mail from living crafts with your beautiful ornament in it!!!!

congrats again!!!
:-)

~erin

healing hillary said...

So beautiful. I would love to know more about the bonnet. I know you mentioned it somewhere in a previous post...must search.
I'd love one for Tait for the spring!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

I love those bonnets. I made one for Chessa last summer, need to make one for Chloe soon too.
I have been doing only a bit of knitting but hope to get lots of sewing done this weekend!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I'm so excited to hear about lazuring the walls. I am really hoping that our next home is filled with lazured walls. Can't wait to see the photos.

Nicole Spring said...

Thank you everyone! I wish I had more time to send her more I love making baby things :)

The pattern I used for the shorties (and my all time favorite cloth diaper cover pattern) is 'picky pants' by little turtle knits.

The bonnet pattern is another one of my favorites. I used it for my girls' Oregon Trail hats when we traveled cross-country. It's from here: http://kingpod.com/ click on 'shop' and then 'bonnet'. It even comes in adult size, whichI am sooo tempted to make for myself!

I am on the 3rd coat of lazure glaze and I am excited and happy with the results so far. I can't wait for it to be done!

Sorry for the short response. Thank you all for your kindness!! XOXO

Kristi said...

I just have to tell you, I love your Flickr pictures and now your blog. Such an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your life, it is truly beautiful!!!

Nicole Spring said...

Kristi - Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I have been pretty down lately so it means even more than you can imagine! XO

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