Sunday, 14 February 2016

The Homemade Nursery: So much small sewing

As you may remember from my post about my Nurture Hope quilt, I am quite fortunate to be pregnant.  My husband and I had been holding off on doing much in terms of preparation for the baby until we took holidays back in November.  Then we got started and have been plugging away every since.  I'm going to share individual projects we embarked on over the past few months, and then a final blog post with the big reveal of the whole room. 

The Homemade Nursery: So much small sewing

In between other larger projects, I have been working on a few small sewing projects for baby as well.  

I made a pair of newborn baby hats using my serger.  This was the first time I threaded and used it, so I am happy that it all went well!  I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby a few years ago, and it is just perfect for the baby.  

The Homemade Nursery: So much small sewing

I also made a good stack of burp cloths out of some flannel I had bought when we first started trying to get pregnant.  It is such nice, soft flannel, and the prints are so cute!

The Homemade Nursery: So much small sewing

I made a mountain shaped pillow to decorate the nursery.  This I made from some scraps of flannel and fleece.  I think the tall peak looks a little like a champagne bottle, but it gets the idea across.  

The Homemade Nursery: So much small sewing

I used my serger to make myself a little something, too.  Nursing pads are apparently an essential, and I was interested in trying wool pads, as I have read that they are very absorbant, don't get smelly like disposable or cotton reusable pads, and are nice and soothing to sore nipples, as they can be lanolized.  I purchased a half yard of wool interlock, felted it, and using a CD as a template, cut out many circles.  I made a triple layer set for at night, three double layer sets (two plain and one with darts for better contouring), and a single layer set for light times.  

The Homemade Nursery: So much small sewing

I had enough left over to make a couple sets for a friend, too! 

The Homemade Nursery: So much small sewing

I have plans to make some toys, bibs, and a doll later on, but I will wait until baby arrives for those.  I would like to use more gendered fabrics for those, so I will need to know the gender!  I will share those as they get made, but it may not be for a little while.  Not sure how much sewing time I will be able to get at first!