Thursday, March 10, 2011

Maddie and Will

I think it's safe to say that she loves her little brother...


Friday, March 4, 2011

Worth the Wait

Introducing our new baby boy!
William Oren
March 3, 2011, 1:30pm
9 lbs, 12 oz. 21 inches


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Covering my bases...

The biggest downside to not finding out the gender of your baby before birth is not being able to buy and make gender-specific baby stuff. I really wanted to make a special blanket for the new baby, but I couldn't decide on a fabric that would work for a boy or a girl. So... I made two!

If it's a boy...

Official "if it's a boy" quilt

Boy Quilt

Boy Quilt

I was inspired by this amazing quilt (it was her "if it's a boy" quilt too!) - and I'm really happy with how my version came out! The fabric is "Make Life" by Sweetwater, and it's the perfect color scheme for the blue room that will become the nursery if it's a boy.

If it's a girl...

Chenille Backed baby quilt

Chenille Baby Blanket

Yummy chenille!

First of all, this might be my favorite fabric ever. It's Amy Butler Water Lilies and I've been hanging on to this large piece for a looong time waiting for a worthy enough project to use it on. I used this tutorial for blanket, which involves hand-made chenille. Even though it has a solid front - this one probably took me about three times as long as the "boy" quilt. But it was SO worth the time. The flannel chenille is super soft and totally worth all the hand cramps i got from cutting all those layers of fabric. I LOVE this blanket.

So whenever this little baby decides to arrive, he or she will have a cozy blanket to snuggle in. Yes, this means I'm still pregnant...what are you waiting on, little one?