Sunday, October 12, 2008

Crafting Overload

I have been doing a lot of knitting and sewing the past few weeks. My friends Ching Sia and Andrew are having a little boy. His name will be Alexander Grahm and I'm so excited and hope I get to see him at some point during his first year. They live in Malaysia so it will be a push. But to welcome little Alex, I have been knitting and sewing and embroidering and this is what I have for him so far.

Burp Cloths hand knitted with a iron on decal which I attached by sewing. Made with Sugar N Cream cotton. I am doing a full week of these. I have five done, two to go.

Wash cloths made out of the left over cotton from the burp cloths. All seven are done.

Hats! The weather in Malaysia is mostly tropical but babies still need hats for the cooler indoor climate. These are also made in cotton.

These burp cloths were sewn with a cotton collegiate fabric (Ole Miss) on one side and terry cloth on the other. The shape lends itself well to being draped over the shoulder. Both mom and dad of the new baby were my classmates at Ole Miss.

This fleece blanket and pillow combo are also made from Ole Miss collegiate series fabric. The back is solid red.

I am still working on these. I bought two sizes of onesies and will be embroidering them with different pictures and sayings just for baby Alex. I'm really excited about these so you'll be seeing more on these in the weeks to come.

My goal is to finish all of these projects up in the next couple of weeks so I can box them up and ship them off to Malaysia. I've sent letters and postcards over there, but I'm not sure how long it will take a box to get to them. Alex is due in January.


  1. Wow, everything is so nice, the burp cloths are especially cute. Can't wait to see how you embroider the onesies :)

  2. Those look great and will be very appreciated by the parents and baby. Love to see more photos as everything gets finished and ready to go.

    Ships take 30 days across - so could be less. Check FedEx, DHL and UPS for rates too.

  3. Beautiful! Your friends are so blessed to have you making such heirlooms for them!

    Nice to meetcha, btw!