What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tiddle :: 6

Living, Making, Doing :: A Countdown to Baby


Story time is getting pretty crowded around here.


The upstairs of our house gets pretty darn cold during the winter months and, while I have hope that this year may be better than previous ones, I knew I wanted to have a little extra warmth tucked away for Tiddle.    

I followed the instructions for the Patchwork SleepSack from the book Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby by Anna Marie Horner but scratched the whole "patchwork" part of it.  Instead, I found such a perfect fabric already in my stash!  I lined it with flannel I was given earlier this year (in the EXACT amount I needed) and used leftover bits of bias tape, velcro and rick rack to complete it.  FREE!  


The biggles brought in the handmade cradle Matt made for our babies from the Granary.  

I cried when we put it in there last year and I very nearly cried when we brought it back in.  


...they call me mommy... said...

Awww. I'm tearing up thinking about the cradle too! I remember that post about that! Your sleep sack is SO cute! We love The Raft here too...a favorite of Noah's! :)

Full of Grace said...

That sleep sack is STUNNING!!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH :) And listen as I breathe a sigh of relief at seeing the cradle coming in ;)

Rosemary said...

Love the sleep,sack. The material is perfect. Seeing the photo of the cradle coming back inside your home made me cry, too. God is good.

Sally said...

Rebecca, I just found your blog about a week ago and have been catching up with your life since then. I really enjoy it! But, girl, you are too hard on yourself sometimes! You are beautiful! Never say otherwise. Your children seem delightful! You work hard all day and I am amazed at what you accomplish! I'm probably about your mom's age and my kids are grown. Reading your blog makes me wish mine were young again. Wish I had half your energy. Looking forward to the new baby. Just curious,have you ever considered homebirth? Don't mean too be intrusive, but it seems like something you would like. Please forgive me if I've been too forward. My intentions were honorable.

Christina Gomez said...

Blessed that He turned thoes sad tears into tears of rejoicing! God is good. Blessings, christina

Karen Sue said...

Winter is here! Need to find a pattern for the sleep sacks that I loved putting on my kids, but couldn't find when I was shopping for a shower gift.

Rebecca said...

Sally- funny you should mention it. I had really hoped to try a homebirth (for the first time) this pregnancy (since my last baby was nearly a highway baby-arriving just seven minutes after getting to the hospital!) but it turns out I am unable to do so this time. The only homebirth midwife who could come from closer than 2 hours away will not be certified until December (at best). We missed the opportunity by a HAIR!!! If the Lord ever blesses us again that will be the route we take though. Thank you for your comment and your kind compliments! So glad you stopped by- I hope you do so again!

Karen- they don't make things quite like they used to, do they? IF you are interested, the pattern I used for the sleepsack was from Handmade Beginnings. You could try that. :-)

Abigail said...

Ooh, that sleepsack. Perfection. (Still drooling over that fabric, too. I am pitiful.)