Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nesting, Kelly-style

With about 3 weeks to go until the big day, I don't think it's unfair to say that I am nesting, but I probably am doing it a little differently from the average bear. Most women would be getting their hospital bag together, making meals, writing birth plans, and generally planning it all out. Me? I'm finishing knitting projects, working my way through a few sewing projects and ordering yarn for my in-hospital entertainment. Weird, I know.

This week has seen a frenzy of sew-nesting:

A couple more cross-back dresses for Ellie. Should be great birthday gifts!

Some tiny trousers for Daniel, all made out of scrap fabric. I was really excited about the fold-over elastic, which I've never had a great deal of success with. Until now, that is.

I'm really excited about this, too. I found this beautiful quilt at the thrift store at the weekend and promptly fell in love. Looking at it, it looks almost certainly hand-pieced, and yet somehow it ended up threadbare with a $2.98 price tag on it. I convinced Toby it was less of a purchase and more of a rescue mission - this quilt needed some attention and a loving home and Daniel needs a blanket (well, I need to give him a blanket).

I'm currently working on adding a layer of warmth and a new backing to cover up the frayed binding, but I'll be sure to post the finished product. Maybe the photo will include a new little person, too, but we'll see...