Tuesday, August 14, 2007

More of bub's wardrobe

I've finally sorted pics of more of the clothes and bits and pieces that I made in preparation for my new bub - who arrived near the end of May.

I actually made these booties before my first bub was born - but no blog then, so posting the pics here now, as they're being added to my new bub's wardrobe. Most of the cardis were also originally made for my first bub.

I don't know what happened to the colour on this one!!! It seems to have gone a little "mottley" over the years, although it is commercially dyed wool.

These are super soft fleece nappy covers. The pink one is pics of front and back (with the heart in the middle).

And PUL covers.

Not sure what happened to the pics of patterned PUL covers, but perhaps I'll have to post those pics some other time.

And a couple of wool fabric covers.

These are the fitted nappies. First two are tie dye hemp ones I did a while back.

Next is a bamboo one (I made 4 of these) and a hemp one. These hemp ones were my main ones - made about 18 of them. After a couple of weeks of her wearing them, when she grew a tiny bit, I added snaps to make them quicker and easier to put on. Before that they were just used with nappy pins.

Made a couple of lovely feeling hemp/cotton jersey nighties. I love nighties over longies for baby at night - easy to change nappies but baby stays warm.

And just before I get onto the more interesting stuff, the most boring of the lot (more so even then the nappies!) - some singlets and wipes! I made some of the singlets from organic cotton jersey, and some from hemp. They're all a bit crushed, but I wasn't going to iron them just for the picture!!!

This is the doll I made her - from a kit and pattern I got from Joy's Waldorf Dolls. Kept it simple to start with!! The face is organic cotton jersey. Its stuffed with eco-friendly wool. The clothes are cotton rich velour.

For presents from my other kids for their new sister, I got them to draw a picture which I scanned into the computer and printed onto transfer paper. Then I made a little hemp top for each of the pics and appliqued it on. I ironed the transfer onto hemp muslin and appliqued that on, rather then just ironing it directly onto the shirt, as I've found the quality of iron on transfers to not be great if the fabric is at all rough. The children are very proud when they see their sister in the tops that they made. The first two are by my 5 yr old, and the last pic is by my 4 yr old.

And now, here is my beautiful bub modelling some of her outfits! I have previously posted pics of the longies I think, but not of the tops that I made to match! The pink and red heart top, and the pink and purple star top, are both from hemp/cotton jersey that I dyed.

Finally finished the vest!

I started this vest for my boy months ago! The wool is Treliske organic wool which I've dyed using food colouring. It is so beautifully soft. The photos show the vest over a long sleeve top that doesn't really match, but it was what he was wearing when I finished the knitting.
Mind you, when he was asking me how long until it would be finished, he kept on thinking it was going to be a swimming vest - you know, one of those ones that helps keep you afloat? He has one of those, and its the only thing he's ever really known that's been called a vest. I kept telling him it would be wool and to keep him warm, and showed him pics of vests, but he kept forgetting and thought I was knitting him a swimming vest.