Sewing lists!

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I love a list.  I have lists for quite a lot of things.  One needs lots of lists in my line of work.  And I predict that joining the Mummy world will bring more & more lists. I already wake during the night running through to do lists for the baby.

I do have a confession though...sometimes when I start a new list I begin with one or two things I've already done so that I can cross them off & feel incentivised to crack on with the rest of the list. (I know someone else that does that too...)

But I've come to a super challenging list..."Things I want to make for baby!"

It's not that its super long cos it is manageable. It's that I don't know where to start or what fabric to use. Now that I have Spotlight outings in my lunch break, I am finding myself overwhelmed as to what fabric to buy for what piece I want to make. 

So this is where you come in...maybe you can help me make decisions considering I am having so much trouble!

COT SHEETS & THIN BLANKET
I'm going to just run up some plain coloured poplin sheets for the cot.  Not much to decide there...plain blue, red, yellow & green.  Easy. 

I'd like to make a thin cot blanket as we don't need heavy things. So here are some options that I can run up & perhaps put a layer of batting in between.  Nominees are:

I'm pretty sure the red strawberries are coming home with me along with the yellow lemons...what do you think of the middle black & blue?

FEEDING PILLOW
This is from the pattern from the Lotta sewing book that my friend sent me. 


I'm thinking of changing the pattern slightly to make the inner out of calico & then make 2 covers. Options are:




I have already bought the green & white Ikat at the top left...I was planning on using that to cover a cushion for the feeding chair but it could work better for the pillow.  Perhaps the dots at the bottom left are too bright for such a time for relaxing!

TRAVEL CHANGE MAT
Again I am going to use a Lotta pattern for this.  And again I want to change it up a bit & use the plastic coated fabric so that it's easier to wipe down.














Mothers out there - is that more practical that a totally fabric mat that I can just throw in the washing machine??

This pic is of the fabric options but the plastic covered option ones are the same colours & dotty!!



SLEEPING BAG/SNUGGLER
Yes, another Lotta pattern...I really like this one due to the velcro.  I have trouble using muslins to wrap babies tight enough.  Perhaps that just take more practice which I will get.


I'd like to make these as cool & bright but also snuggly. I suppose the options are endless given I'd like to make around 5 of them but here are some ideas:




BLOOMERS
Just like I made for my niece I'd like to make some more little nappy covers or bloomers...I guess these aren't essential so I will leave these at the end of the list but here are some cute fabrics.




PLAY MAT
I think I will just use off cuts of the above fabrics to make this play mat but I just wanted to post this incredibly cute picture!


BOOK ENDS
I think these are just so cute...& I've already made a decision on these bad boys!  Yellow & white stripes and Yellow & white spots! Cross that off the list...


You'll notice that I don't have clothes on this list...that's because Grandma brought over HEAPS of clothes from our nephews & nieces.  Thankfully, it seems we have the same taste in baby clothes - stars, stripes & bright colours. 

So that's where I am at the moment... many more things will get added to this list especially as I leave work in 3 weeks!

Let me know what you think!
xx

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