Friday, January 04, 2008

A new finish for the New Year

Happy New Year!

We farewelled Carl's Dad last Thursday - we all really enjoyed his visit - Romily in particular, but after 11 days he was very keen to get home and we were of course happy to have the house back to 'normal'. Don't get me wrong - he's an absolute pleasure to have come and stay, but there's nothing like being able to walk around your own house in your knickers, if you know what I mean!

Thanks for your comments on my last post - I guess when you put them all together like that it looks like a lot! I think a lot of us are probably more ambitious about the number of projects we'd like to complete than we can actually manage :)

Anyway, I did finish a project I started last year - some baby shoes and matching appliquéd onesies for a friend in my mother's group who had her bub just before Christmas. I was anxious to finish the present, as she makes big babies and this one was no exception! Over 10 pounds (5 kg) - yeeouch! I wanted to get the gift to her before Liam outgrew it all :)

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Both ideas are from Stardust Shoes patterns - freebies available here and here. You could make endless numbers of appliquéd onesies - they're actually pretty easy, you can customise them any way you like and they look great! Let's just hope they all still fit!

We had a very quiet New Year's Eve and Day - I spent most of it sewing! I've also finished the second of three table runners, as well as finished off the teapot table mat. I'll post some pictures over the weekend.

I was back at work Wednesday through Friday this week and have all next week to get through before we're finally off on holidays! I can't wait - I really need the break. Work has been very busy these past nine months, and while I achieved a lot, I need some downtime with my family. Not long to go now!


Doodlebug Gail said...

What nice personalised onesies and little shoes to match - just adorable! I must comment on little Romily, she no longer looks like a baby ..... she's a real little girl. I see that she's a Dora fan like so many other little girls her age.

Sandra Evertson said...

Happy New Year to you too!
Love the baby shoes!
Sandra Evertson

Joyce said...

The little shoes and shirts are so cute. I know what you mean about having the place to yourself no matter how nice the company is. I'm really glad we're getting back to normal here too.

Laura said...

What a wonderful picture of Romily and her Granddad. You definately need to get that one framed.

Laura said...

What a wonderful picture of Romily and her Granddad. You definately need to get that one framed.

Leah said...

Cute photo - I love pics of kids with their granparents - they're special! Also love your shoes/suit combos - I'd buy them!

Cathy said...

what a beautiful photo of Romily and her granddad.

I love your onesies and shoes - I never seem to have much success with the shoes though.

By the way, which onesies to you use? I find it hard to find them especially in 000?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love Romily in her Dora, my DN is fanatical so I know all about her!
Know exactly what you mean about getting your house my walks from the shower to the kitchen untrammelled as well!!!
The onesies are gorgeous, as are the shoes, my kids used to have them, I found them at a market, Tracey

Helen said...

Happy New Year to you too Lily! Know exactly what you mean about it nice having the house to oneself again. ;)