New Year Catch Up
It is hard to believe that it is already almost February. A lot has happened in the past month. Sweet Baby Roo turned 1 and started walking really well along with getting almost all her teeth except for 2-year molars. My parents came and spent a fun Christmas with us. And we finally found a new house and moved 4 days after Christmas. So, my sewing room is almost all set up!
Since Baby Roo is walking, that means it is easier for her to wear dresses and that is what I love to make for her. The jumper above was one I bought pre-pleated to save time, but I did the kangaroo smocking and embroidered Baby Roo on her blouse. She looks SO adorable in it.
I did make a quilt for her birthday, but neglected to photograph it yet. Too busy playing! But . . .
This is part of a quilt that I started this week. It is the Peace Quilt pattern from my friend Rene’ of Rene’ Creates. She was sweet enough to give me a copy and when I read through it, I realized that I had all the fabric I needed at home to put it together. The rest of the quilt top is still in the sewing stages, but it was so fun and quick to sew up that even Baby Roo was helping! I’ll share more about it after I finish the top.
One good thing about moving is you really have a chance to get rid of a lot of excess belongings. When we sold our house, I got rid of what seemed like half our possessions. Everything from craft supplies to furniture to books to tools. And moving into a new house is still causing the same effect to happen. I don’t want things around that are not certain to be used.
This little outfit came from a a red merino wool sweater from Gap that I just didn’t wear much. It was destined for the Salvation Army pile, but I decided to put it to use making an outfit for Baby Roo. The pattern is Vintage Simplicity 3055 that my friend Kendra of Miss Knitta sent me.
There was not enough width in the fabric to make it open along the front, so I just changed the opening to over one shoulder. Luckily, this pattern runs big enough that Roo will still fit in it for a while, so I will make it again closer to the original style.
Baby Roo is growing up so fast. I know I’m lucky that we live close enough that I get to see her frequently because I hate missing out on all her new discoveries.
I love you Baby Roo.