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20 July 2012

It's a girl

Last week there was rather a big event in our family.  My little sister had a precious baby girl on Thursday morning and now I'm an Auntie!

I'm so excited and she's the most darling thing, I can't stop thinking about her.  In fact, I've been thinking about her for a long time, before I even knew she was a her.  You see, I've been preparing for this arrival for some time...

You might remember this stripy blanket that I showed you back in March?


That was one of the first things I made with my little Niece To Be in mind.  But I've been making bits through out the year, ready to present when the time was right.

First there was this cuddly little rabbit, made using this Bunny Blanket Buddy pattern.


Then, at the Mum To Be's request, some fruity cutness.  A Blueberry Baby set....




And a Pumpkin Baby set...

The Blueberry hat was made using this pattern, the blueberry booties were based on this pattern, but the rest I made up as I went along.

Then, finding a great use for some lovely Sugar 'n' Cream that I got in a swap, I made a little selection of Farmyard Bibs, using patterns by clever Elaine Fitzpatrick.



These were great little knits as I could get one whole bib made in an evening.  They were a nice little interlude here and there in between other projects.

I'm glad to say my package of yarny goodness was well received by the parents, and of course, now I know that she's a gorgeous girl, I can start tailoring my makes accordingly.  I've started hunting out cute baby girl patterns already.  Not only are there so many adorable things to choose from, they are all so teeny tiny and quick to make, I can get through lots of them.

The only problem, is knowing where to begin!

S x



32 comments:

  1. What adorable presents for your little niece! The blueberry outfit and the pumpkin outfit are incredibly sweet! What a lucky baby! Congratulations on becoming an auntie!

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  2. Oh congratulations! Being an Auntie is very special, I hope you have fun making all those lovely woolly gifts for many years to come!

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  3. Oh congratulations on becoming an auntie! I become one in September! I can't wait :) such adorable makes!
    Victoria xx

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  4. I LOVE your cute makes- they are all adorable.
    And congrats on a new baby in the family- how wonderful for you all!!
    Have a super weekend.
    (what will you make next, I wonder?!!)
    xxx

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  5. What wonderful news. I love making for a girl! Your blanket has such perfect colors. Loving it!

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  6. All lovely makes, I especially like the bib set, really cute. Congratulations to your sister, babies are so special!

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  7. Congratulations to your sister. How excited she must have been to receive such lovely handmade things. I love making baby clothes because the projects are quick and rewarding. There are so many more to choose from for little girls too. I find it hard to get interesting boy patterns. xxx

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  8. Becoming an aunty is lovely, congratulations! :)
    Your blanket, hats, booties and bibs are gorgeous. She is one lucky baby.
    Anne xx

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  9. Muito bonito!
    Parabéns pelo trabalho e pela sobrinha!
    Um beijo do Brasil!
    http://donanada.blogspot.com.br/

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  10. Congrats on becoming an aunt! Super cute gifts for the baby.

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  11. Sandra these are all so sweet!! I adore the hats, and the bibs!! The blanket is so pretty!! What a lucky little girl to have such a special aunt to make her all these lovelies!! ;) xo Heather

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  12. What a lovely collection of yarny goodness. Congratulations on becoming an Aunty. X

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  13. Awwwww, that's so great!! Congratulations. All the baby items are adorable!!
    Have a great weekend, Esther.

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  14. Those bibs are so cool... such a retro feel! I bet she'll be the only baby girl in miles that can dribble food onto such pretty and fun bibs. She'll be the star of her local baby world! :)

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  15. Congratulations!
    She's going to be the fanciest baby about with all the lovely things you've made. Love the blanket, natch, being a blanket fiend myself but I absolutely adore the fruity sets! I hope you make her a strawberry one now you know it's a girl. I'm excited for you about all the girlie stuff you can make her now!
    Happy Weekend!
    x

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  16. Beautiful items! Favourite is the blueberry set, but all very gorgeous, lucky baby girl!

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  17. Oh wow - I love it all!!! What a lovely package to open for them - they must have been so chuffed!

    I'm going to have to make one of those gorgeous bibs for my nephew - damn it, another thing to add to the craft to-do list!! ;o)

    Maria x

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  18. Congratulations, a new arrival is always such joy. I'm not surprised they were pleased with the gifts, they all look so fantastic. They inspire me to learn to knit, but I know I'd never achieve that quality. Simply marvellous.

    Arwedd xx

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  19. Congratulations! What beautiful things you've made! I'm in love with the blueberry set in particular. My brother provided me with a nephew in March and I love making things for him.

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  20. wow what lovely items you made . Im pregnant and have just printed off the patterns thank you.

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  21. What gorgeous makes! A very lucky baby girl indeed. Lots of love xx

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  22. I think I love that little pumpkin the best! Congratulations on your new little niece. Great post!

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  23. Aww how cute, such a lucky baby girl! :-) xxxx

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  24. You are so clever, all the baby gifts are adorable! I look forward to seeing what else you make for her.

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  25. Congratulations to auntie and naturally also to the mum!! How wonderful :-). Sweet little baby surely will look adorable with all your nice things, they are so cute. I especially like your blanket and the hats :-)

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  26. Ooh! Huge congratulations to the new Mum and Dad and the proud Aunt, and welcome to the world little one.

    Gorgeous knitted gifts Sandra, she's a very lucky young lady :D

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  27. Congratulations, Sandra! It is lovely information :-)
    Your presents to your little niece are great!! Blueberry and Pumpkin Baby sets are sooo funny and cute!
    Jolana

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  28. Oh my gosh these are soooooo cute & georgous!!!! I just love them so much I think I will have to make at least one of those items! You really inspire me.... thankyou heaps!
    PS: Am still working on the PCH items, but they seem to leave here for gifts as soon as I get them made LOL

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  29. Congratulations to you and your sister. The things you have made are just beautiful.

    I hold craft fairs on a monthly basis and am trying really hard to convince the general public that you just cannot buy wonderful, individual things like this in the shops.

    I am running out of babies to knit for - even my grandchildren are growing just a little too fast!

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  30. I absolutely love everything you made, but those baby sets of hat, mittens and booties are to die for! Oh, they're so adorable. I would have burst into tears if I'd been given a set like that for one of my babies. How wonderful for your sister and her baby. They're very lucky to have talented you in the family!

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  31. Beautiful items you made for your niece. The bibs are really neat. Congratulations on become an Auntie. You'll have lots of fun!

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  32. Amazing bibs.....so cute! Beautiful presents......very special.
    Carole :-)

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