Sunday, December 13, 2009

Silhouettes, a Jumper, and Stuff to Keep My Babies Warm!

These two silhouettes are of my daughter's friend's daughters. I've done some really special ones of my grands, but I don't want my daughters to see them yet, so I'll post them later.

I made Riley a jumper for her birthday, which was yesterday, but we're celebrating with her later. I went ahead and sent her yellow princess dress.

As you can see, this jumper is reversible. One side is a homespun cotton plaid in red, green, and black. The other is a fine welt corduroy. As you see, I made bias tape from the plaid. This is very simple and quick to do.

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter, Little Man's mom, called and told me that he needed a couple of blankets to take to day care. She had seen one with a built in pillow. "Could you make him some?" "Of course!" "Don't make them too babyish." "Okay."
I hope these are what she envisioned for him.
The yellow one has monkeys playing around all over it. My daughter loves monkeys so I thought this was appropriate. It is lined with solid brown fleece. The blue one has bears. My daughter had a bear collection as a child and she says her totem is a bear. (Mine is s dolphin.) Also, my son-in-law is a forester and is always out in the woods where there are bears roaming around. So, I thought this would work, too.

As you can see I attached the pillow to one side.

If you flip it up you find a Velcro opening so the pillow can come out for when the blanket needs to be washed.

I made toboggans for all of the grands. I used left over pieces of fleece that I had in my stash. Well, I used the left overs from one of Little Man's blankets for his. I even made little Emory, who lives in the desert one. Hers is the solid pink, so it's not lined. It gets a little bit cool out there in the West. The pink and green is for Riley. The turquoise and pink is for Jenna, and the green with the stripes is for Kellen.

Now, I'll be ready if the things I've ordered online come in the next couple of days so I can get them wrapped and under the tree. Oh yeah, there's stocking stuff to buy along with a few other things. I'm getting there slowly but surely. I said on facebook the other day that I feel like the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. "I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!"


gwensews said...

Cute jumper. I like the black side the best, with the contrasting plaid trim. Those blankets are a good idea for daycare. You sure do stay busy.It's good though. I don't understand people who have nothing to do.

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Sares said...

What a cute little dress! I love that it can reverse to do double duty too. Those blankets are adorable. The little one will be so cozy sleeping in them. The hats are fun too. Happy Birthday to Riley! Oh to be 4 again!

Myra said...

All of it is so pretty. I ditto your Alice quote...

Trudy Callan said...

Julia, I don't even know where to begin. I hope I can remember everything I want to say. I am just amazed that so much talent and creativity can reside in one person. I mean, you're even writing a book. Oh, and before I forget, Riley is absolutely adorable. I love that pic. of her.

What a great idea to make the jumper reversible and perfect little blankets.

Can't wait to see the sillouettes (sp?, too lazy to look it up. Sorry.) of the grands. You'll have to tell us how to do it so I can make some of my children since you aren't their Grandma.

What precious ornaments. Everything! Phenomenal!

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