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I had a baby! Oh, and I did some sewing.

February 13, 2013

Greetings all!  I am pleased to report that Baba Tweedie finally arrived on the 9th of January – six days late – weighing in at a whopping 9lb 1oz.  He was delivered naturally at 03:31am after a 7.5 hour labour, and had a full head of blonde hair.  We named him Rufus.  And guess what I was doing when I went into labour?  Why sewing of course!  Earlier that day, I decided that Little Tweedie could help me to make a cuddly toy for the baby.  She chose a heart-shape, and requested a bird-shaped toy for herself.  I let her choose the fabrics from my scrap fabric box, and we made the heart-shaped toy that day.  When I went into labour, I was making her bird toy and the heart was already packed up in my hospital bag! Here are a few photos of my little man with his new toy:

A few minutes after birth!

A few minutes after birth!

After getting dressed

At home in his Moses basket

The very first sewing project I completed after his birth was, of course, a jute ‘Swag’ bag to match his robber outfit:

One day old, after robbing a bank and making a quick getaway, he fell asleep clutching his swag!

One day old, after robbing a bank and making a quick getaway, he fell asleep clutching his swag!

I was, and still am, pretty determined not to let the fact that I am now mum to a newborn baby and a 3 year old keep me away from my hobby for too long, so I have been sewing in really small bursts here and there whenever I get the chance.  As soon as I was able, I finished sewing the bird toy for my daughter and I made another one for her friend who, five days after the birth of Rufus, also became a big sister to a baby boy named Joseph.

Bird toys from one side

Bird toys from one side

And from the other side

And from the other side

And as is my tradition, I made some bunting as a gift for Joseph:

Bunting for Joseph

Bunting for Joseph

Then I decided I might as well make some bunting for Rufus!

Bunting for Rufus

Bunting for Rufus

I also managed to make myself a new dress, which I finished the night before Baba Tweedie turned 4 weeks old, but that’s for another post…

39 Comments leave one →
  1. James permalink
    February 13, 2013 12:09 pm

    Hurrah!

  2. February 13, 2013 12:15 pm

    Congratulations, he’s adorable! And well done for being so determined on the sewing front, I guess it’s important to make time for yourself when you can!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:29 pm

      Definitely! It’s helping me to feel like I have some control over my life!

  3. February 13, 2013 12:32 pm

    Congratulations Rufus is awesome. I love his robber outfit! He’s lucky to have such a creative mummy! Hope your little family is getting on well! xx

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:31 pm

      We are doing ok, thank you! Things are starting to get a little easier now 🙂

  4. February 13, 2013 1:35 pm

    Congratulations! Rufus is delightful! I can’t believe that you’ve been able to be sewing as well as looking after two children. I love the birds and the bunting and of course the swag bag!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:32 pm

      I was absolutely determined to keep sewing! I’ve made myself a new dress, too 🙂

  5. February 13, 2013 3:02 pm

    Congratulations! What a cutie. The little robber outfit is hilarious 🙂

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:36 pm

      Glad you like it! He is pretty darn cute if I do say so myself!

  6. February 13, 2013 3:19 pm

    YAY! A new baby is wonderful and he is a doll. I LOVE the SWAG bag- what a great picture!!!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:37 pm

      Thank you!

  7. February 13, 2013 3:31 pm

    Congrats!!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:38 pm

      Thank you very much!

  8. February 13, 2013 4:52 pm

    Congratulations…. Sewing for the children can be very rewarding… Good luck fitting it in….

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:39 pm

      Thanks! Sewing for a little boy will be a new experience!

  9. February 13, 2013 5:05 pm

    Congratulations! His little robber outfit is *so* cute!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:39 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  10. February 13, 2013 6:45 pm

    His robber outfit is so cute. I wish I had done stuff like that when my kids were tiny.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:40 pm

      Definitely a photo to treasure!

  11. misscrayolacreepy permalink
    February 13, 2013 6:49 pm

    Congrats!!!! xo

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:41 pm

      Thanks Erin!

  12. February 13, 2013 8:48 pm

    Yay Baba Tweedie! He is too darn cute in his teeny tiny robber outfit! Congratulations 😀 😀 😀

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:41 pm

      Thank youuuu!

  13. Asha Ryan permalink
    February 13, 2013 8:55 pm

    Amazing. You are amazing. Love Rufus’s heart and his swag bag of course. Big hugs to you all xxx

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:42 pm

      Thanks darling. Hugs to you, too xxx

  14. February 13, 2013 10:25 pm

    Congratulations! Just so sweet

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:42 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

  15. February 13, 2013 10:37 pm

    Awww, congrats! What a sweet little (big!) bub!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:44 pm

      Thank you Liza Jane! Yeah he is rather large… !

  16. February 13, 2013 11:42 pm

    He’s so so handsome! What a trooper you are to sew on! How awesome.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:45 pm

      Like his Daddy 🙂 Just noticed your profile pic – Goodnight Moon is such a brilliant book!

      • February 14, 2013 4:57 pm

        The author went to our my university (Hollins). It was the first baby book I bought 🙂

  17. February 13, 2013 11:44 pm

    Congratulations!!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:46 pm

      Thanks Sarah!

  18. February 14, 2013 10:23 am

    Congrats on a beautiful little man!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 14, 2013 3:47 pm

      Thanks Sarah! I am smitten… 🙂

  19. February 15, 2013 1:26 pm

    Congratulations – he looks beautiful. Love the swag bag too. xxxxx 🙂

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      February 17, 2013 10:03 pm

      Thanks Debbie! 🙂

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