In the middle of winter, in a moment of sheer exhausted desperation, I relinquished my studio to my baby and his crib. While I enjoy the benefits of a restful night's sleep - and a content baby - creative projects now require more planning and organization. So the dining table has been overtaken by my sewing machine and I'm attempting to complete as many projects as possible before everything must be stowed away in it's rightful place.
Earlier this week, M helped me complete these baby blankets. Just two cozy pieces of fabric...a warm flannel and ultra-soft minky...sewn together with a little velcro strap in the corner to hold a pacifier. Originally I created this lovey for my baby. Dreamt up during those long, restless nights of winter, it is a transitional object that also helps him find his pacifier in the middle of the night. (When it comes time I plan to replace the pacifier with a favorite rattle or teether.)
Using up the leftover fabric I made another for a nephew due to arrive in August. And a third, to have on hand as a gift or as a spare should the original disappear (or be worn to shreds).
Up from his nap, the baby didn't know quite what to do with so much cozy love to enjoy.