Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's a BOY

I am a Great Aunt again,--- Patrick James arrived on Anzac Day to my wonderful nephew and his lovely wife. I asked them for ideas and orders for the baby gift, they have a 3yo boy , and 2yo girl as well.
A name bag -- to carry quilts, clothes, bunny rugs, bibs, toys, nappies; -  the older siblings have their own name bags as well.
Another Anzac day baby for the family, this will make three generations who will now celebrate their birthday on this day.

Our children still are using their name bags as swim / sports bags,--  bags to take on sleep overs. Each child packs their own and is responsible for their own bag and belongings.
Name / Nappy Bag

Michael Miller  - retro Transit Transportation fabric

Obligatory books as gifts
two Australian Authors  -- the uniquely Australian Banjo Patterson's 'Waltzing Matilda', and John Heffernan's 'Two Summers"   both favourite reading matter for our children when they were younger.

A CAT in the HAT Doorstop for young PAT!

Miss 5BN has been busy sewing fabric into doorstops for the next local farmer's market. New baby Patrick will be able to test run a doorstop!!  I am sure he will be able to acknowledge this in fine form!  As long as 3yo Sam the older brother does not realise it may be a weapon - filled with rice!

Careful cutting
Doorstops in the making.

Line them up carefully

Concentrate well

All in a queue to chain piece

Tops all finished and pegged in Cheerleader CHA CHA style!

Need to sew the bases to these dozen, and fill with gravel.

Off now to wrap baby Patrick's gift, by chance I need to go to Melbourne for work/study tomorrow, so will be able to meet baby Patrick, and hopefully have a cuddle and inhale that special new baby smell.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!

    I love The cat in the hat.

    Nina x