See how happy he is? It's from minimeg's shop. I am planning to remove the button eyes (as they can be a choking hazard) and embroider some eyes in their place. My 6 year-old Monkey 5 is in love with this octopus. She tells me she's just holding it for the baby. So I've secretly ordered a pink one for her from minimeg -- just in time for her birthday!
Monkey 7 also likes it. Below, he's showing baby brother how to play with it.
I also got this sweet (and super-soft) wool hat for the baby. This was crafted by unwaveringfaith. Neat lady, and very well-made hat!
I cannot wait to get back to sewing! I have so many new ideas (and a few new fabrics, too....) I wasn't allowed to drive for two weeks after my c-section, but I can tell you that on Day 14, I was in the van and headed to the thrift store (where I found those "new" fabrics.) I'm addicted to thrifting and fabric, I think. And felt.
This is some fabric I found.... SO cute!
I thought it was a pillow case, and planned to make more dryer sachets from it. But once I got it home, I unfolded it and realized that it was a large, hemmed piece of fabric -- perfect for a light baby blanket!
Speaking of two weeks after delivery, Owen and I went to our respective check-ups, and are both doing very well. Owen hasn't regained his birthweight yet, and that has the doctor a bit concerned. She just told me to feed him more, and more often. I already feed him on demand, and as much as he wants, so it's hard for me to force-feed even more. We'll see in a week if he's gained enough weight.
Now, off to school I go....