Little Bits and Pieces

I am so in love with this little girl!  She is just the sweetest thing in the world 🙂  I am dying to freeze time and keep her this small forever.  Knowing this is our last baby is making it so much more bittersweet.  She is already a week old and before I know it, she will be done with this newborn stage… favorite.

I took her and got her newborn photos taken by a friend of mine.  I made lots of goodies for the shoot and thought I would share them on my blog 🙂

I had so much fun making these little hair flowers.  I found a free tutorial online and whipped up a bunch in every color 🙂  I bought some swarovski gems for the centers.  I use Elmer’s school glue to attach them to her head.  It is water based and non toxic and works wonderfully.  I used wool felt for the flowers and leaves.  After working with wool felt, you will never want to go back, it is so worth it!

I normally swaddle my babies in jersey knit fabric, it doesn’t fray and holds the baby comfortably and snugly.  I wanted some swaddle photos but wanted some fun modern fabrics.  I found this black and cream striped jersey at Joann Fabrics.  The headband was made with a silk flower with a swarovski jewel center, repurposed beaded leaves from a headband of mine, glued onto some thin round elastic.  I used a circle of felt on the other side of the elastic to adhere to the flower.  Headbands are so easy to make for so little money.  This probably cost me $.50 total!  I made this before she was born and had to guess on the diameter of the circle (I did 13 inches) and it fits perfectly.  I would suggest waiting to see how big the baby’s head is first though.  Some great sources for elastic for the headbands can be found here and here.

I love this one 🙂  The crocheted hat and diaper cover pattern was purchased from here.  My friend made it for me, it was a bit above my crocheting abilities.

The quilt is one I have been working on for her and I just need to bind it.  It is made entirely from vintage sheets cut into 6.5″ squares.  I made her crib mobile out of the same prints.  It is so soft and feminine and I just love it.

I made this crocheted cocoon out of some yummy chunky wool blend yarn found at the crafty thrift shop.  Here is a free online tutorial to make your own.  It is really easy and makes such a fun photo prop!  The background is a vintage sheet I picked up a few weeks ago.

So there you have it!  I am already itching to make something again, it will have to wait though.  I just need to get through these sleepless nights first!  I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday.

8 Responses to “Little Bits and Pieces”

  1. 1 Dana August 8, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Jamie, she is absolutely beautiful!! And I love all your “bits and pieces.” The photos are perfect!

  2. 2 Noga Lewis August 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    What a lovelt beautiful little girl! Enjoy her in happiness and health!

  3. 3 kari s August 8, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    oh my gosh! Im dying over here! My youngest is 16 months and now I want another one. sigh… And to think my husband got snipped. sigh…. she is beautiful!

  4. 4 anna August 8, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    just beautiful! enjoy these moments like you said and try to get some rest. 🙂

  5. 5 Melissa August 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    She is just precious! Beautiful pictures!

  6. 6 Veerle Witdouck August 9, 2011 at 6:55 am

    She is so adorable!

  7. 7 Sara Wright August 11, 2011 at 3:41 am

    I have to say that the crocheted hat and diaper cover are my favorite of them all- especially with the soft colors of the quilt. She is beautiful!

  8. 8 Nicole FollowtheWhitebunny August 24, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Oh your baby is so sweet and the photos are beautiful. Congratulations with your new baby!

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