Monday, January 31, 2011

My best creation yet.

She's here!

Angel baby!

Virginia Mae Harvatine was born January 18, at home.  She was 9 pounds even and 22 inches long.  Labor was hard (I pushed for SIX hours) but I'm so glad we had her at home.  It was definitely the right choice for us.  Is anyone interested in hearing the birth story?  I'd be happy to share if you want.

May or may not be a poop face.

My mom came to town four days before Ginny was born so we had a nice little visit before the main event.  My dad arrived a week later for a visit.  Ginny is the first grandchild in my family so they are very excited.

Grandma, Grandpa and Virginia

We're all doing really well, enjoying a couple of weeks off for Harv.  We're very tired but so happy to have our little girl here at last!

New family!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Sometimes you just can't wait for a quilt to be finished before you start using it.

Bricolage and Butter Bee quilt.  This is destined for the grown up bed in the baby/guest room.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Baby Clothes Galore.

I have been making baby clothes as promised, I just haven't been sharing anything.  As today is my due date I'm going to inundate you with everything I have made thus far but have yet to share.  Which means all but one dress.  So I'll try to make this quick and painless with lots of pretty pictures and very little to read!

Sleep Sack
This pattern is Pomme from Citronille, a French company with very classic, beautiful designs.  The patterns only come in French so it takes a little bit of translation to work them out.  It really helps if you have sewing experience so you don't have to rely entirely on the instructions.  This little sleep sack is so soft and snuggly, I can't wait to use it.  It is made from Little Folks voile that is interfaced and lined with flannel.

Romper Front
This is another Citronille pattern, Coline.  Little Folks voile on top and shot cotton on the bottom.  I love this pattern, it's so sweet!

Here is the back. 

Corderoy Romper
And I liked it so much I made another, this one from corduroy wale.

Kimono Shirt
This is a free pattern that you can get from  You have to email her to get the pattern but it's a great, easy little shirt to make.  I lengthened the sleeves on this one.

Baby Dress

School Photo dress from Oliver + S.  Very cute.  I love the little stand up collar.  Harv picked out the fabric for this one.

Itty Bitty Baby Dress
This is the Itty Bitty Baby dress, a free pattern from Made By Rae.  I altered it a little by getting rid of the tie straps and then added buttons to the back.

Baby Kimono Shoes
These are the baby kimono shoes from ithinksew.  These and the next shoes are so cute and so simple to make.  I also bought the women's kimono shoes pattern.  They are equally simple to make and cute to wear.

Baby Sneakers
Also from ithinksew, baby sneakers.  I originally made these for a friend who was having a boy (he due after my baby and came last Sunday, yipes!) but then decided I wanted to make him an entire little outfit and didn't have enough fabric to match these shoes so I started from scratch.  I didn't get a picture of that outfit before I gave it away but maybe someday I can share a photo of the baby wearing it!
And hopefully I'll have photos of my baby soon!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hope you're all having a great year so far!

I'm just hanging out, getting bigger.  I've got about 10 days to go until my due date and I'm feeling good.  My mom's flying out next Thursday and we still have a couple classes to take next week so here's hoping I can hang on for a while.  I'm a little worried about going early but I don't think it will happen.  I was 17 days past when I was born and my brother was 21 days past!

Have you seen the beautiful quilts this baby is collecting already?  Here's one from Alissa and one from Latifah, both amazing and I can't wait to have a baby to lay on them!  Right now I'm working on a queen sized quilt made from bee blocks that will go on the big bed in the baby's room.  I'd love to get that done before she's born so keep your fingers crossed for me!