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…..my 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.