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More Gifts From Mum!

Picture of Navy Sailor CardiganMy Mum has been knitting again and made a gorgeous navy sailor cardigan!

It was a challenge though as the pattern was one I found in a magazine and we don’t think it was quite right! Anyway I think it looks great and can’t wait to put Daisy in it!

Picture of Organics for Kids Pink Snuggle SuitMum also wanted buy something we needed for the baby so I suggested a lovely pink Snuggle Suit from Organics for Kids which arrived this week.

It’s made from 100% organic cotton and made in the UK.

Picture of Huddle & Bliss Organic Bodysuits

She also bought us 3 more organic bodysuits from Huddle & Bliss which are made in the UK.

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UK Made Baby Bodysuits Arrived Today!

Picture of Huddle & Bliss Organic BodysuitsI’ve just received our order of organic cotton baby bodysuits from Huddle & Bliss this morning! They are all made in England from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

We ordered three newborn and three 0-3 months but Huddle & Bliss kindly sent an extra complimentary 0-3 month bodysuit because they had run out of white (our original colour request) and had to send us the cream ones instead.

The newborn bodysuits do look very small but our baby is on track to be around 7.5lbs when she is born so hopefully they’ll fit!

Nearly New Sale Dilemma!

Picture of NCT Nearly New SaleI’m off to a NCT nearly new sale on Saturday with my sister to see if I can pick up some more baby items we need.

But my dilemma regarding our challenge is whether it is okay to buy second hand baby items that are not made in the UK?

So if I find a lovely baby outfit that was made in China is that okay to buy because I’m recycling and not increasing China’s imports to our country. However, I’m still not increasing UK manufacturing either!

So would my purchase be neutral? It would neither help UK or China’s manufacturing economy so actually I guess it is detrimental to the UK business economy.

I think I’ll go and try in the first instance to find baby items made in the UK, then Europe and then elsewhere in that order and see how I get on!

I’ve Finished the Baby Dungarees!

Picture of Baby DungareesWell after another 2 hour sewing session this week, I managed to finish the baby dungarees I was working on!

Again I think it has taken me 5 weeks of 2 hour sewing sessions to finish them! And I sewed on the leg poppers, machined the button-holes and added 4 buttons in the evenings as well!

So much for being quicker this time around! Never mind they are finished and I think they look okay!

Picture of Handmade Owl DoorstopFor the last 2 Wednesday mornings, I’ve also been going to another sewing class, held at the Almanack in Kenilworth, to handmake an Owl Doorstop for the nursery!

We don’t actually need a doorstop but I thought it could go somewhere in the room for our daughter to laugh at!

What’s next on my sewing project list? Well I need to make a travel changing mat and a draft excluder for outside the nursery door.

Another 2 baby items handmade in the UK!

My Mum Knitted…

Picture of Knitted Baby Cardigan, Hat and Mitten SetMy very talented Mum has knitted this lovely pink baby cardigan, baby hat and scratch mittens for us and also gave us a crochet baby blanket too.

I just can’t wait to see our daughter in this set with the gorgeous pink and white flowers!

Her next project is a lovely navy nautical baby cardigan with a white stripe around the collar and front.

Bought Another Gorgeous Baby Romper!

Picture of Kinderroom ShopOn a recent shopping trip to Leamington I discovered a lovely children’s furniture and toy shop called Kinderroom. As I ventured in I found that they also had a small range of baby clothes.

Visit their website here www.kinderroom.co.uk

I was delighted to find that they stocked baby clothes brands Organics for Kids (designed and made in the UK), Lilly + Sid (designed and some items made in the UK) and No Added Sugar (designed in the UK, made in Portugal).

Organics for Kids Pink Spotty Baby RomperI decided to buy this gorgeous Organics for Kids pink spotty romper suit (£17)! It is expensive but it is made in the UK and it will last 5 months unlike most rompers that only last 3 months.

The only other dilemma was that there are no poppers in the legs. So access to nappies may be troublesome but I was won over by the gorgeousness of it!

The shop also had some wonderful locally handmade fabric name pictures which I’ll have to take a look at again!

Handmade Baby Dungarees!

Picture of Baby DungareesI’ve made some progress on my next sewing project; the baby dungarees! I managed to zig zag stitch around a flower shape in dark red gingham fabric on the top part – admittedly not very neatly but from a distance it looks okay!

I also managed to sew around the bottom of the legs incorporating the extra thick seam for the poppers. I’ve just got to machine the top part, create the slight gathering on the waist of the trousers and attach the two together. I say “just” but it’ll probably take me another couple of Wednesday afternoons to do this!

I was hoping it would only take me 3 weeks to make but it looks like it might be 4! I am going to try to sew on all the poppers one evening so that the bottoms of the trousers are finished.

If I’m feeling brave I might have a go at machine sewing the seams on the top part but don’t hold your breath!