... to cuddle baby Gracie all day and night as well as sew, this is what I would make...
I would cut into my lovely little stash of Cloud9's organic "Nature Walk" fabric and whip up this quilt that I designed ages ago. I took the idea of "nature walk" and created garden beds connected by curved paths. I've drawn a bunch of other sketches, but I keep coming back to this one.
I would make a bean bag for Dane out of this very boyish "Little Monsters" fabric by Stepping Stones. Does anyone know of a great bean bag tutorial or pattern that I could use?
And from these amazing new fabrics from Umbrella Prints ...
I might try making a little Tomte doll from Kajsa Wikman's book "Scandinavian Stitches" - for Grace.
I just need that other set of hands! I do have a hug-a-bub, which she loves and it leave both arms free, but I figure I should spend a little time doing things like brushing my teeth before midday, playing with Sarah and Dane, making them lunch instead of sending them down the hall to Nanna's for icecream, unpacking the dishwasher ... you get the picture. I've been so fortunate to have the wonderful support of my family - especially my mother in law, Cyndy, who stayed for a couple of weeks and took care of everything! The many meals that have been dropped off have been amazing, and Todd arranged a wonderful holiday away for Easter. But he's gone back to work now, which means I need to start doing a little more around the place as well as enjoying constant cuddles. Fortunately I'm starting to feel a little human again as Grace is sleeping better at night :)
Grace has been tucked up in the Hug-a-bub while I've been taking photos and writing this post, and just now she looked up at me and smiled her first real smile - a priceless moment. I think sewing might just have to wait a little longer :) But don't worry, I still have a couple of things that I haven't shown you yet.
Also, thank you to everyone who has left lovely comments. I'm sorry I've been hopeless at responding, but I know you understand.