Sunday, 2 March 2014


Ta da!
Our grandson has finally arrived. Not a February baby as we were expecting though if it were a leap year---------!
So, baby Jack arrived yesterday on the 1st March at 3.37pm, weighing nearly 8 and a half pounds.
Obviously totally and utterly gorgeous!
But then I would say that, he's my grandson.

I've been itching to publish this post for days and now I finally can!

When we were waiting for the birth of our first child we had no idea whether we were expecting a boy or a girl, so we chose fairly neutral colours for the nursery and we decided to paper just one wall with a woodland scene. My dad volunteered to hang the wall paper and I remember him saying that it was the nicest piece of wallpapering he'd ever done!

34 years on and I find myself thinking the very same as my Dad.
Considering this is the first  thing I've made using my sewing machine, I'm really chuffed to bits with the new bedding I've made for the moses basket.
Just after christmas I made a pattern from the old bedding, really enjoyed choosing the fabric, picking bikes because our son was bike crazy when he was a boy and getting to grips with the machine.
There were some swearing moments along the way. I did continually put pins into my fingers and somedays thought I was undoing more stitching that I'd actually stitched, but in the end I managed to get it all finished.
Most definitely, it's the nicest piece of sewing I've ever done!

Over the last couple of months I've been busy filling this treasure chest with goodies.
As well as homemade gifts there are baby grows, swimming trunks and presents for 2 big sisters.
(Swimming trunks? You may think a slightly weird gift for a newborn in February but we are a family that loves the water and we swim often so swimming trunks are essential!)

So also inside this chest is a blanket to keep him warm!
I've just got to add his birth date to the label. I've done that now.

Just a few knitted bits and bobs made in the first size. 

And a last minute pair of socks which I knitted up far quicker than the pair in the picture above.

For all my knitting I have used either Drops Fabel, Baby Merino or Alpaca.
The blanket is in Drops Eskimo.

Lots more baby wool in my stash but as I posted before, I'm taking a rest from blue.
I'm going to wait till Jack grows a little before I start up again. 


  1. Congratulations!March 1st is ST David's Day.Love all the knitting and the moses basket is amazing.

  2. Hugest congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents. It looks to me like you have done a wonderful job on all the things you've knitted and sewn :)

  3. As I've already said in text messages Congratulations. Jack is gorgeous and if he's as much into bikes as his Dad was you'll have to forget the swimming trunks and practice knitting cycling shorts! But I'm sure whichever sport he decides on he'll love his Moses basket, well done Granny it's amazing! And if that's your first attempt at stitching who know what else you have up your sleeves!!!!

  4. Congratulations on the birth of your grandson. So impressed with your sewing, you must be proud of your self. Hoping to see a photo on Tuesday. X

  5. Wonderful news! Congratulations to you all. You made a beautiful job of sewing the bits for that Moses basket. x

  6. Oh Supergran these are wonderful. What wonderful sewing I love the fabric you have chosen and that treasure chest is so cute .I love it all. Your son and his wife must be so pleased at such a wonderful handmade gift. Congratulations

  7. Congratulations on your new grandchild! I love your idea of the treasure chest filled with goodies. And you did a wonderful job on the baby bedding. I hope your fingers heal quickly from the needle pokes!