I am on a roll! Madelyn decided to have a very sleepy day today after being kept awake by some noisy hammering at the museum yesterday while Austin and I "hatched" a baby dinosaur from a sandstone egg at the dinosaur exhibit. On top of that, Austy decided to spend most of the morning outside helping his Dad cut down an overgrown plant that was in the weirdest of places, stopping our shed's lift door from opening fully. Then when he did come inside, he switched the TV to the abc jazz music channel (?!) and sat staring at a blank screen eating some dried apricots. Who knows why he wanted to listen to that - it's not something we have exposed him to and he tends to like some of the roudier alternative rock songs that come on Triple J telling us to turn up the radio when they come on. Strange boy, with varied music tastes, but that's fine, it gave me some much appreciated sewing time!
I had been planning a gift for a lovely crafty girl in my mother's group who had her second baby just a week before me. I met her little Lucy in the park last Friday and promised her a handmade gift. I had planned an appliqued onesie and shoes set like I did for the other new mother's group baby (here) but a girly set of course. I've had the fabric and onesie sitting on the ironing board with the shoe pattern for a couple of weeks now but I loved Madelyn's new dress so much I decided to make another. This time with a little more creativity, designing my own 3D butterfly embellishment which I thought really suited the print. I have no idea what the feature fabric is - just something I liked when browsing through Spotlight one day and bought it with no real purpose. Since Lucy has an older sister (who is Austin's age), I thought her Mum would appreciate something non-pink, but I had to use that pink Mettler silky thread again for the top stitching as it's just soo nice ;)
I was hoping to gift this tomorrow but unfortunately it will have to wait a few weeks as Lucy's Mum is off on a holiday, taking her new baby to visit the rellies. At least I know it will still fit her when she gets back as it's just so versitile with the adjustable straps and ability to be worn as a top over pants later on, even with a long sleeved top underneath for cooler weather.