A bundle of joy

When my little guy arrived my bestie was somewhere in the depths of rural Uganda and I missed her so much. So it was extra special that she and her hubby were home in NZ and it was the day of Neko's 1st birthday, when she found out she was pregnant. And even more awesome that 8 months later I got to be present at birth of sweet little Arla.

Organic cotton hoodie with mustard merino lining.

Organic cotton hoodie with mustard merino lining.

It was loads of fun putting together a bundle of merino gears for this little bundle who was due to arrive in the middle of winter. I got to put to use my new baby knowledge and think about what I would have sewn for Neko, if I'd had the time. 

My first sleep sack, 100% merino, created from years of scrap hoarding. I loved these sacks when Neko was a baby, so it was cool to finally get to sew some.

My first sleep sack, 100% merino, created from years of scrap hoarding. I loved these sacks when Neko was a baby, so it was cool to finally get to sew some.

I was so happy with how my first draft of a sleep sack turned out that I have put these into production. It's always exciting to make something that works so well, and an added bonus when I get to make use of small pieces of merino, as it always seems way too precious to throw away. Check them out for sale in my ETSY shop 

Another sleep sack, with the softest merino rib hat. I'm not normally a big fan of white for tiny spewing pooing babes, but this was just so soft and sweet.

Another sleep sack, with the softest merino rib hat. I'm not normally a big fan of white for tiny spewing pooing babes, but this was just so soft and sweet.

Tie dye + natural tumeric dye, it doesn't get much more crunchy than that!

Tie dye + natural tumeric dye, it doesn't get much more crunchy than that!

I tie dyed the fabric before I made these, and the knots had made the pieces of fabric so knobbly, so there really was no choice but to turn them into knobbly knees.

I tie dyed the fabric before I made these, and the knots had made the pieces of fabric so knobbly, so there really was no choice but to turn them into knobbly knees.