25 November 2009

six months

This wee girl is becoming less and less 'wee'. Now when I see newborns I think they're so very tiny, and said newborn may even be bigger than Tamsyn when she was born. *sigh* It's true, half of me wants her to grow and the other half wants her to remain a wee babe.

So, as the weather is warming up and the bright light of the Australian sun is being true to it's word, sun hats were in order. I made the green lady bug one first (another Ottobre pattern) and then had to make the brown one to go with her pretty dress.
Then I decided that some of the bibs she has were either ugly or worse for wear (a few hand-me-downs). So I traced a pattern from one of her bibs and made a few using some Japanese Kokka fabric which comes in a lovely linen/cotton blend. I backed the bibs with 2 layers of nappy flannel which works well, but when I backed a Prints Charming one with a cut up bit of bath towel it worked even better. So now I want to go bib crazy, but will have to stock up on more poppers soon. I find that they work so much better than velcro, which after a few washes starts to curl and can scratch the back of Tamsyn's neck.
My model likes to 'ham it up' for the photo shoot....
And because this girl is growing she is also trying to crawl, and can shuffle backwards until she runs into something. She will tuck a knee up under her tummy but hasn't worked out the rest of it yet. Therefore overalls were in order (more Ottobre goodness). I was in my favourite sewing shop the other day and literally pounced on this matroyshka fabric in a very fine cord. It swims on her at the moment but I'm hoping that by the time crawling is mastered it'll fit her nicely, and I'm sure there'll be patches on the knees before too long. Nice...


  1. Gorgeous sewing, brings back memories :)

  2. You make the nicest stuff Jen...well done and very cute...Tamsyn is photogenic!!!

  3. What a cutie!!!! She is so adorable. Everything you make for her is perfect. I can tell why she is smiling. They do grow fast *sigh*

  4. How utterly adorable, give her a smoochy hug :) Those hats are gorgeous, you are very clever :)

  5. Those sun hats are too adorable, and match the model completely! She sure has grown!

    When my were wee, (oh seems such a long time ago now), the terry towel backed ones were the best bibs.


  6. She is a natural in front of the camera. Love love love the hats and overalls - especially the fabrics. Such a nice change from what you normally see. The snaps on the bibs is a good idea and one I will keep in mind, thanks. Ann :)

  7. The sun hats, bib and outfit are as cute as she is and that's pretty darn cute! Despite my mother being an expert seamstress and sewing most of our clothes growing up, I am not at all gifted in sewing clothes and my efforts to outfit my girls when they were little were pretty dismal! Tamsyn is a lucky little girl!

  8. Lovely hats bib and overalls. I had to restrain myself on that cord the other day. It's just great isn't it. We have some of the dala horse cotton waiting to be used. Lovely to see you at the market and Brown Owls!