Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Good [Handmade] Stuff: a little miracle

We've had a little miracle at our house.  I am expecting a baby!  And with the long 40 weeks of anticipation come many dreams of who this person is, proposals for what this person should be called, and, one of my favorite parts, making little tiny things that can only fit a new infant.  Looking back to Pete's newborn picture, there is one unifying theme: 

obviously, the miracle blanket did not always calm this child.
The pink miracle blanket. It was a hand-me-down gift from my sister-in-law, and it was the one thing that calmed his troubled soul, as he was pretty fussy. Bless his heart. Although it seems unkind to put a newborn in a straightjacket, there was nothing more soothing to Peter than being all wrapped up.  The miracle blanket was truly that: miraculous.

Our pink miracle blanket has been loved beyond further use.  However, my neighbor has ingeniously made a pattern for the miracle blanket and let me borrow it.  Here is our new and improved miracle blanket:

 I used the leftover fabric from our Christmas pajamas, and lined it with the same white flannel to warm up our fall baby.  If the Lloyds are going to have matching pjs, we might as well include the little dude/dudette in the matchyfest.  


Kristy said...

I love it! That looks so warm. I kind of want to be swaddled in it. Those pictures of Pete made me say "ohhh..so little!" I also think that picture of Shane and Pete both screaming is priceless.

katherine said...

love that straight jacket. i should get one for Will. ps, you're amazing. happy baby!

Jill said...

What a great blanket! I may just have to borrow that pattern for you if I ever decide to dust off my sewing machine. We were lucky recipients of a swaddle blanket this time around and I'm not sure how we ever survived without one with Kate! They really do love them. Love those screaming pictures too. At least we can laugh at them now, right?