on the way to the farmers market in skerries we passed a car boot sale, and apart from a little tin watering can and a few plain white linen napkins i picked up these treasures!
a single chenille throw, white, 100% cotton.
my 'bend the rules sewing' book has a pattern for bibs, and i'm planning to make some bibs and burp cloths a la happythings. i have lots of cute fat quarters that i can use, and some recycled cottons, too. i just have to get started again. hard to do with the weather still being lovely.
2 pillow cases, probably poly cotton, with lace detail
a kind of matching flat sheet (or was it a duvet cover? my memory is really letting me down, i only took these pictures saturday night!), the flower cotton is actually much more faded than the pillow cases, but the plain yellow fabric is darker, and the lace is different, it looks like somebody might have tried to make this matching afterwards, it's definitely home sewn.
so, as these fabrics are lovely and soft from years of washing, i'm thinking baby bedlinen? i suppose it'll have to wait till we've got a crib. my friend will lend us her moses basket for the 1st few months, but i have to start looking for a crib soon. there are several 2nd hand websites around, i'm thinking getting the crib itself off www.gumtree.ie or www.dublinwaste.ie and then just buying a matching mattress?
of course this fabric would be a little too girly for a boy. i just don't know, should we book a private scan and ask to find out the sex? i'm worried that if they get it wrong i'd find it harder to bond if i was expecting one but got the other? on the other hand, it would be handy and it would give us some time to prepare, and if i saw some cute not-gender-neutral outfits i could just give in and buy them!
i also like the idea of a 'co-sleeper' bed, in case i manage to breast feed i would prefer not to have to get up in the middle of the night. they are little cots that attach to your bed, so the baby has its own little bed but it's at the same level as yours so you can just reach over for cuddles and for feeding. has anybody got any experience with these?