While we were waiting…

Hello blog friends! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last posted. I was a little busy growing a tiny human, but that’s no real excuse!

In and out

Baby Vita was born  in July, 13 days late at the end of a long, hot, heat wave. You should have seen the size of my ankles by the time he was born! Since then we’ve been getting to know each other and I am pleased to report that at seven weeks old he is a shmooshy, smiley little chunk. He probably won’t be showing his face on the blog, but trust me, it’s a cute one!

Unfortunately, as some point during the two-week wait for him to finally make his appearance, I got antsy decided to mess with the server of my blog and all the pictures from the last year or so disappeared! I will eventually get my act together and sort this out (for my sake, I’m sure you didn’t notice or don’t mind) but until this baby starts sleeping a little better, you might just have to bear with my sloppy appearance.

Here’s a few other things made while we were waiting for Baby Vita…

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I made the baby a quilt. It’s pretty big for a baby (lap size) but we’ve been snuggling under it together in the mornings and I really like it. IMG_9112

I made a pair of tiny harem trousers using this pattern (although I made it a bit bigger, which was lucky as Baby Vita was 9lb 6oz!). He’s wearing these asleep on my chest right now! IMG_9121_2

I made him a sunbonnet out of one of his dad’s old work shirts (using the collar for the stiff brim so I didn’t have to bother with interfacing). I used this pattern from Purl Soho, which I highly recommend. I made the neck ties velcro because my pregnancy hamster brain was worried about strangulation. (My new-mother brain laughed at this because my new-mother brain wouldn’t leave the baby alone wearing something as dangerous as a sun hat!)
IMG_9538I grew tomatoes, herbs and green beans in the garden. These lucky few made it into a bolognese, sadly the rest rotted on the vine while we were too busy keeping the baby alive!

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I made these bloomers from this Knick Knack Knickers pattern from Anna Maria Horner, also using one of Mr Vita’s old work shirts (this was a Pierre Cardin, so nice to sew with!). Writing this reminds me that he hasn’t actually worn these yet, which is probably because they’re very silly! Luckily he will fit in them a while longer so I have plenty of time to embarrass my poor son by making him wear pantaloons. IMG_8499Finally I made these trousers from an old dress and this pattern. They are a little funky, but that’s the charm of homemade, right? Ask my baby again when he’s ten and I’m still making him wear mama-made clothes!

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11 thoughts on “While we were waiting…

  1. Sabs

    Congrats on the arrival of baby vita! It’s life changing isn’t it? My little girl is 5 and a half weeks old now and I have no time to do anything but feed her!! Loving all of your makes, can’t wait to see more. Enjoy your new son! x

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  2. Coco

    Congratulations! I’ve just discovered your blog and it’s absolutely lovely. I had a baby myself this summer (in June), and I give you lots of credit for being able to do anything whatsoever beyond diapering, feeding, and snuggling. I keep thinking of things I’d like to do, but…but…that cute little face! And those chunky little thighs! And those kissable feet!

    Someday I’ll do things again. 🙂 I plan on using your cornstarch/lace technique in the bedroom window this weekend.

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    1. annabelvita Post author

      Oh! Don’t feel bad, this was all made befor I had the baby! He was two weeks late so I ended up with six weeks off work before he made his appearance, so plenty of time to get the sewing machine going.

      Thanks for your kind words and congrats on your little baby! Those feet won’t kiss themselves! X

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