Saturday, March 31, 2012

How babies and Hunger Games are related.

As I mentioned the other day, it seems like half my church is pregnant or post-natal, so I've been making lots of baby gifts lately.

My friend Esther did her nursery in yellow and gray, and mentioned to me that she still didn't have a comforter for her daughter's crib. Well, that is just unacceptable. I had to do something about that.

pinning elliette's quilt

I decided to make a smaller template from the New Wave pattern, and use skinnier strips between the wedges. I also only put the four rows at the top and the rest of the quilt is plain Kona Ash for a minimalist effect. I really liked the way it looked when it was done, but owing to the impaired judgment of being sick this is the only picture I got before it was packaged and gone. Oh well.

julian's snuggler

I also made a zigzag swaddler for my friend Abby's little boy. I LOVE this print from Ann Kelle's "Remix" collection. It's boyish without being too cutesy or covered in dinosaurs. I kind of want a giant one for myself. Is that weird? Nevermind, don't answer that.

owl + raccoon

Last on my list of baby gifts were some cute stuffed animals for my friend Brooke's little boy. She seems to like forest animals so I figured I'd make a raccoon and an owl. The raccoon looks a bit too much like a cat but oh well. The owl I LOVE. I've decided that even though they are technically predators in competition for food, they have formed an unlikely alliance and are now besties. They've also made a pact not to eat the baby while nobody's looking.

Hmmm. I just finished reading book one of the Hunger Games, can you tell? I know, I know, it seems so trendy, but honestly I knew nothing about it until a few months ago when my friend told me it was a good book that I might like. I put it on hold at the library and then forgot all about it until I got the notice that it was in. Then suddenly Hunger Games stuff is popping up everywhere (keep in mind I don't have TV so I never know what movies are coming out) and suddenly I feel like one of those people who only read the Lord of the Rings AFTER they saw the movie. It's slightly shameful. But still. I liked the book a lot. I'm glad I finished it because my husband has been nagging me for days to read it, hahaha.

Anyway. Babies and Hunger Games aren't really related. I just said that to get your attention. Hopefully you don't feel too let down now.


Jenny said...

The yellow and gray quilt is great...I love the prints you picked out!! Lucky baby!

B.A.L.|5iveArts said...

I love the stuffed animals and everyone came up to me and wanted to see them up close too. They were so impressed. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

jennifer R said...

Loving that print for the swaddler! NO...of course it isn't weird that you want one for yourself...I only say that because I thought of it too! :)

Babies and Hunger Games... hmm. my husband asked me, when my son was a newborn, why moms seem to gnaw or nibble on their babies.... I think there IS a connection... just kidding...?

Linda Beth said...

I love your characterization of the owl and raccoon! Who says they can't be besties, right?? (well, except nature and the wild and all, but stuffed animals don't have to follow those rules).

And this might be coming out of left field, but I wanted to let you know that I gave you a little shout-out on my blog. Earlier this week I was exposed to something called the "Liebster blog award" and thought to share it with you. Check out more in this post.