Birthday Banner

My sweet girl turned one in January. The past year has flown by, and I am still adjusting to the idea that my baby is now technically a toddler.

We had a small family party for her in our home. For decorations, I sewed two fabric banners by following this bunting tutorial that I found via Pinterest.

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I chose an orange and pink theme, and probably the hardest part for me was selecting the combination of fabrics. The rest was quite simple, and mostly I followed the tutorial. The only things I did differently were that I sewed 3/8″ around the sides of the triangles (instead of 1/2″), and I used a pinking blade on my rotary cutter (instead of pinking shears).

Birthday Banner

My husband suggested re-using them for subsequent birthdays. The crafter in me would prefer set these aside as keepsakes and then make something different every year, but time will tell whether I am ambitious enough to make that happen.

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Hello there.

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? My little Munchkin was born in late January and has been keeping me quite busy ever since.

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At 6+ months now, she is loads of fun! She keeps rolling over again and again, is super curious about everything, loves interacting with us, and will put just about anything in her mouth. Her smiles and chuckles melt my heart. She is such a precious blessing and brings us so much joy.

It has been a process for me to learn how to intergrate parts of my “old life” into my post-baby life. I’ve been knitting a little bit here and there, and recently I found time to sew a couple of small things and try two new recipes. That was exciting for me.

How are you?


Baby Sophisticate Sweater

Baby Sophisticate Sweater

I really enjoyed knitting this sweater for Sprout a few months ago. I finished it in a week, which is fast for me even for a small item like a baby knit. It was my first time using Mission Falls 1824 Wool and I loved it. It reminded me a bit of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, but sturdier. If you are looking for a quick, gender-neutral baby sweater pattern, I highly recommend this one!

Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Wool, 3 skeins, #003 Oyster
Pattern: Baby Sophisticate (newborn size)
Needles: US # 9 / 26″ (Magic Loop for sleeves)

Baby Sophisticate Sweater

Baby Sophisticate Sweater


Hats for Sprout

After almost six years as a knitter, I am just finally venturing into the world of baby knitting. For a selfish reason.

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Hubby and I are ecstatic about our baby girl Sprout!

I knit these hats for her awhile back. Orange is our favorite color.

Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat #1

Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat #2

Yarn: Handmaiden Casbah Sock in Pumpkin and Yarntini Self-Striping Sock in Pumpkin Spice
Pattern: Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat (Ravelry link)
Needles: US #2 / 32″ for magic loop