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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Babies, Babies and More Babies.

The first of our babies for the year has arrived. This is Violet, my niece's daughter.

 I have enjoyed sewing and knitting for a little girl. The dress is thanks to a link via Rhonda's blog. The infant peasant dress for newborns can be found here. She was sound asleep so I didn't want to wake her to try on the dress, so just laid it on top of her to get an idea for size. Should do her for a few months and as the days get cooler it can be worn with leggings and a light cardi. Such an easy garment to sew.

I was so nervous that both the dress and booties would be too small but as you can see there is plenty of room for little Violet to grow into them. Thee booties are from a book called 60 Quick Baby Knits. The pattern is for a 6month baby so I just used a thinner yarn and these are much closer to a new born size once her little foot fattens up a bit.

This year will see the arrival of many babies within our family and close friends. Another niece is due in two weeks, a friends daughter in April, my own daughter, Meghann, in May, and two more friends in July. Looking forward to meeting them all but also sewing and knitting for each and every one of them.


  1. Soooo Cute. Gee you are going to be busy with babies this year.

  2. That's a lot of babies. Love the little dress, she looks adorable.

  3. I love the outfit Kate! And the name. Violet was always one of the many on my name list.

  4. How beautiful and your sewing looks great as well. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

  5. Oh, she's a cutie! Will have to try and get out there to meet her! What a lovely dress too! Well done Mum.