A forward, I’m starting this blog post *officially July 1st, 2016* At this point I have found and purchased fabric, cut it out, laid it out and am trying to keep this to myself.
So, here I am. Almost 30, and while I did at one point have “the fever” I overcame it, and I seem to have been able to keep it at bay. “What fever? Is there some new animal flu going around?!” No.
YES. Baby fever. It’s something I think most women have at some point where your brain is just consumed by babies, baby things, and you think of all the good things about babies; the way they smell, how they reach out to you and say ‘I love you’ with a giggle and a ppttthhh because they don’t even have teeth yet, but they love you…and not the 3am exploding diapers.
I did have the fever once, it was about seven years ago. Not married, but I was living with my now husband, and I just wanted a baby. I didn’t even consider that we had a one bedroom apartment that we could barely keep clean, I was hopping from one crummy job to another, we were bickering all the time (typical we just moved in together ‘why do you do that’ type stuff) and eating out for 80% of our meals. My husband, I am 100% willing to admit, trained me. He taught me all these things that I didn’t really even consider before, like stability in a job and home and saving money and uhm…maybe we should be MARRIED?! before talking about BABIES?! and have a house with a good school zone and this and that. So, after that, my baby fever subsided. Then puppy fever set in (HAHA!) and I never gave up on puppy fever, and as soon as we got our first house we did get a puppy. Another story for another day.
Just because I don’t have the fever doesn’t mean I don’t have the fever for making baby things! I’m still going to be making my bags, and I’m actually working on a wallet right now, but I’m going to branch out a little bit. I love baby fabrics. They are just the cutest little things with cute animals and just sweet baby stuff and they just make you go “aaaaaaawwwwwwwww”. I love things for babies, like baby quilts? Hello, 10,000,000 times faster than an adult quilt. And way cuter. So now I’m going to be making some things that I didn’t even know existed until I saw them on Pinterest…(the devil)
In order to get ready for my baby sewing adventures, I had to buy some baby fabric. OBVIOUSLY!!! Thankfully Stitchin Stash has me covered. I absolutely love Julie’s store. She is always so quick to ship, she has great bundles, she’s just fantastic!
So this is what I’ve gotten in the mail today! I just ordered this Wednesday!! YES!
Also, keeping along with this whole, baby theme! Our quilt guild is having a charity sew tomorrow! We’re sewing baby smocks for NICU babies. I know, I know, just, control the AW’s!!!! It’s the sweetest thing ever.
Anyhow, I hope everyone’s having a lovely week! Until next time!