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.40 weeks!.

Today we welcomed 40 weeks!

And are feeling ready to meet our little man. Yesterday I washed and put the baby hammock together so now he has somewhere snug to sleep when we get home. We used the hammock for Tommy and the kids can’t remember it so thought it was all very exciting when we were assembling it. One of Lil’s dolls is currently occupying it at the moment – luckily she doesn’t wake for night time feeds!


We also got the baby bath out and gave it a wash…I’d be happy to wash the baby in the sink while it is little but I do like popping the bath on the table so that the kids can gather around and be a part of it. Tommy and Lil have been having a bath in the bath for the last few nights and then turn the baby bath into a boat and float around the big bath in it – great entertainment!
And I finished one more Baby Shower blanket because two just isn’t enough.

So, while I could easily busy myself with odd jobs and sewing projects and more housework, I would happily have the baby tonight but I’m also content to wait for another week – it would just be nice to know WHEN that day is going to be! 

Make It Perfect, Baby Shower Creative Card
Ed Emberley, Happy Drawing Too, Sheep in Natural

Art Gallery, Urban Mod, Pointelle in Shade

Baby Shower, Make It Perfect

.Sewing for baby: bibs and burp cloths.


Bibs and burp cloths are a necessity for my babies. Between spew and dribble, there is always something that needs catching or wiping!

I figure that if your baby is going to be wearing a bib, it may aswell be a cute one and always have a stock of pre-made bibs in my present box to give to friends when they have babies.

I’m all set with a fresh selection of new bibs and burp cloths that I sewed up a few weeks ago. The kids looked at them and kept asking me “Mum, how come you made bibs out of my shorts/pyjamas/dress/tie”!
The bibs were made using my Baby Shower creative card and are backed with super absorbent polar fleece.

For the burp cloths, I just cut a rectangle and curved the corners. These are backed with minky – nice and soft for wiping baby’s face.

Baby Shower, Make It Perfect

.Sewing for baby: Baby Shower blankets.

In preparation for baby boy, I sewed a couple of Baby Shower blankets last month. I absolutely LOVE these blankets! I have actually been making them for a few years (see here, here, here and here) but I’ve perfected the size and method now to make them the perfect baby blanket ever.
They are the perfect size and thickness for wrapping nice and snug, throwing over the pram or capsule, using as a mat on the floor and they look great too! 
Funny how as soon as I found out I was having another boy, what I look for in fabric has totally changed. I’m always on the look-out for cool boy-friendly prints now as I realise that all of those pretty girly fabrics are probably going to sit unused with only one girl to sew for! I’m in love with the fabrics I choose for these blankets.

And you can never go wrong with backing a baby quilt with  minkee. It’s the softest, snuggliest fabric ever.


 Not long now till we can meet the little man and get wrapping!

Make It Perfect, Baby Shower Creative Card
Erin McMorris, Moxie, Chatroom in Royal
Anthology, Theory, Lattice Diamonds in Lime 
Dan Stiles, Safari Soiree, Ele Train in Shroom
Michelle Engle Bencsko, Simpatico, Straws in Peachy
Baby Shower, Frothy Skirt, Make It Perfect, Scarves & Cowls

.Three new Creative Cards.

Today I have three brand new Creative Cards to share with you! 


If you are not familiar with Creative Cards, they are a fun, compact mini pattern. Make It Perfect Creative Cards come as a single folded, high-quality A4 card and contain all of the step-by-step instructions and templates needed to sew fast and easy projects. Creative Cards are perfect for people with little pockets of time to create! Best of all, they are priced at a very affordable $5.50 (RRP in Australia), making it even easier to pop into your shopping cart for a very achievable project.
Let’s take a look at these three new cards:
There’s nothing like a quick accessory to give your outfit a boost.


Scarves and Cowls Creative Card will lead you through the basic instructions to create four simple and unique scarves and cowls.



projects are so quick and easy to sew, you will find yourself making
them for special gifts and to fill your own wardrobe.


The sky’s the limit when it comes to colour and fabric combinations and different embellishments, we’ve given you a few to start out with to get your creative juices flowing! 


Bibs and blankets are two essential baby items that every new Mother needs.


A Baby Shower bib and blanket set is the perfect gift to quickly sew up for a special friend or for yourself if you are expecting.



Backed with sensationally soft and cuddly minkee fabric, the blanket is the perfect thickness to swaddle your baby in.


While the bib is super absorbent and provides excellent coverage to keep baby clean and dry.

Your little girl will feel dazzling as she floats between party and play in her fizzy Frothy Skirt.


With just the right amount of bubbliness at the hemline, the skirt provides that little bit of extra glam – perfect for a special occasion!

For more photos and information about these three Creative Cards, head to my website.

To win a copy of all three Creative Cards, leave a comment on this blog post.  Giveaway will end on Friday 26th April and winner will be drawn at random.