T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Monday, January 4, 2010

Projects with "My Helper"

I've been finishing up a few projects before Little Girl arrives. And to maximize my time I've had to enlist the help of a certain "helpful" toddler.

First, the Stocking Giveaway prize:

T Rex sitting on the sewing machine cover helping sew the burp cloths.

The finished products: changing pad cover with pad inside (made from same fabric) and four matching burp clothes.

I did make another one of these sets for our daughter in lilac - I don't have any "girly" burp cloths so I wanted to have something feminine for us to use for her. And I also finished a pair of toddler pants for T Rex. Both of these are not pictured.

Next, project completed with the assistance of "my helper" was a knitted blanket for Little Girl. This blanket actually took about 25 hours to complete. Very involved.

He loved to sort all the colors and name them.

Again, we don't really have any "girly" warm blankets for her so I put this together.

I think it looks like a giant pot holder but at least it will be warm and she will have something special I made for her - even if it does look like a giant pot holder.

Thank you, T Rex, for all your help!


Kim said...

Burp cloths were a saviour for me. After a few months I realized I could use them for lining my bra as well as what ever else. It saved me money buying disposal breast pads too. I love the blanket!! I can't believe you are due any day. I'm thinking about you and praying for a quick and healthy delivery!

Nina said...

What a great little helper! When I sew my little helper changes all the knobs on my sewing machine when I step away, then causing a big mess when I don't notice the changes until I try to sew. LOL....

Your blanket is very pretty and special because it is a gift from mom.

septembermom said...

T-Rex is a great helper! I love the blanket. It's so colorful :) I'm thinking about you. I'm so excited about your little gal coming to join your happy bunch!

Get some rest when you can :)

Caitlin said...

Cute burp clothes! I will be curious to see how they work out for you- they are adorable!

And I LOVE that blanket you knitted! I don't think it looks like a giant potholder at all! IT is so sweet and awesome colors!

Emily said...

Hooray! I am so excited!

You are so amazing.

Love you loads!!

Anonymous said...

I love the blanket! Keep your eyes peeled for a package coming from us for BG! Hope to hear of her arrival soon!

Karen Willeiksen

Jenners said...

I'm sure things went so much quicker and smoothly with your helper!

Katie said...

Good girl to make your Little Girl something!

Ginger said...

What a lucky little girl she'll be to have a few girly things! The blanket looks so warm and cozy - perfect for a January baby!

I'll send happy thoughts your way. Good Luck these next few weeks!