Introducing Willow + a surprise baby shower

October 26, 2015

Romper by Marta of Do Guincho

Hello! It’s been a long time since I last wrote a blog post and the main reason for that is the newest member of our family, Willow. She is over 2 months old now and we feel so lucky to have her. She turned up just three hours past her due date, which was a surprise since my boys went 12 and 10 days overdue. She was the smallest of my three babies at 6lb 8oz.

I have a few things lined up to share here. Finding the time isn’t easy but I am not in a hurry for the tiny baby stage to be over. Not long after Willow was born a few of my blog friends threw a surprise baby shower for me. I can’t really express how much this meant to me, the first few days after giving birth are such an emotional time and it made us feel so special to have so many people from all around the world thinking of us, all sending beautiful, thoughtful, handmade gifts. It also made up for my lack of sewing. Despite my best intentions all I managed before the birth was a hat!

Baby shower gifts

You can read about everyone’s items following the links below:

Row 1 –  T-shirt and trousers by Ines of La Folie Sewing Booth, Crochet blanket from Maria of  My Cozy Co, Romper by Marta of Do Guincho

Row 2 – Monkey by Nina of Fliegfederfrei, Leggings and top with hat by Nienke of Pienkel, Hat and trousers by Maartje of Huisje Boompje Boefjes, Twisted bibs by An of Straight Grain, Dress by Marte of  Compagnie M

Row 3 – Romper, cardigan and hat by Celina of  Petit a Petit and Family, Romper by Olu of Needle and Ted, Twisted tank and shorts by Annika of Näh-connection

It’s so nice that there’s such a range of sizes in the clothing as Willow will have handmade clothes for at least the next year. The photo at the top of the post shows Willow wearing her romper that Marta from Do Guincho made and it is so cute on her. Below she is wearing one of the adorable outfits that Celina made for her and doing her best teapot impression.

Celina from Petit a Petit's romper, hat and cardigan

In addition to the baby shower gifts I received some beautiful items from Abby of Things for Boys and Rita from Conversas de Hermanas.

Abby sent us this stunning quilt, which she has even stamped with a personal message for Willow. The quilting is amazing, has several of my favourite Alison Glass prints and I love the binding she chose. Thank you so much Abby, this is something Willow will be able to use for many years.

Quilt front by Abby of Things for Boys

Willow's quilt by Abby from Things for Boys

Rita sent me the sweetest romper and was so generous to include some matching fabric for me to make something for my boys. This is very close to fitting her so I better start making those matching items soon!

Romper by Rita of Conversas de Hermanas

A huge thank you to everyone I’ve mentioned above for making a special time every more meaningful.




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  • Reply Karly Nelson October 26, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Those are so lovely and she looks adorable in them! 😀

  • Reply Diana October 26, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    What a wonderful gesture! Everything is lovely! And Willow is just precious!

  • Reply Abby October 27, 2015 at 1:18 am

    such beautiful gifts! Surprise baby showers are the best the quilt looks so lovely hanging on the cot with the back showing. That backing fabric is so deliciously soft.

  • Reply Annika October 27, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I’m so glad that we were able to make you and your family feel special! Willow is so cute!!!

  • Reply Toya October 27, 2015 at 11:29 am

    So much cuteness! Especially Willow! Gosh these are all such beautiful gifts – that star romper is gorgeous.

  • Reply Maria October 27, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Willow is so precious!!! And all the presents are so lovely. It is so nice to know she is enjoying them. xxx

  • Reply Natalie October 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pics of your baby girl. She is just adorable!! Congratulations again to your gorgeous family. Enjoy this precious time and we’ll look forward to hearing more from you when the time is right 😉 xx

  • Reply Mie October 27, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Wauw, what a lot of beautiful treasures you got there! Lucky lucky Willow!

  • Reply Rita @ conversasdehermanas October 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    You deserve all this and much more… 😉 Big kiss for all the family! Willow is very cute!

  • Reply Marta October 27, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I am so glad to see the romper fitted Willow! (Does it still fits?!)
    She looks absolutely adorable wearing it!
    And it was such a pleasure to sew baby clothing…

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