Friend Sarah's sister is due her first baby this week and commissioned me to make a couple of things for him.
This is only the second quilt I've made and I spent a very long time drafting different patterns on graph paper before I got started.
I used a rocket, polkadot and red/white/blue colur scheme, with a Thinsulate interior and red flannel backing. I was going to quilt it with wavy lines but I lost my nerve. I'm not sure quilting is for me.
Thankfully, I was also allowed a project within my comfort zone: an appliqued t-shirt. The baby is called 'Sherpa' in utero (don't ask me why!) so I fused some white jersey letters to an organic khaki t-shirt and stitched them on with red thread. The t-shirt is tiny and the letters even tinier so getting the stitching around all the curves and angles involved a lot of pivoting!
We never had nickname for the kids while gestating but it seems pretty common... did you have nicknames for yours?