Wednesday, October 14, 2015

our little lamb

this little lamb

This post is definitely about a handmade Halloween costume.

this little lamb

 this little lamb

It is not an indulgent excuse to photo bomb this blog with images of Eleni.

this little lamb

Not uh.

this little lamb

Our little lamb is ready for festivities in a mama made costume, free patterns from Purl.  I lengthened the original jumpsuit paper pattern pieces by 2" to fit her 14.5 lb, 26" long self.  It's a bit roomy still, so she'll get to wear it in cold weather to come.

this little lamb

Fabrics are Michael Miller sherpa and Birch Organics shell knit for lining, such the perfect shade of neutral pink.  Love.  Eleni is wearing the 0-3 lamb bonnet, which probably fits a typical baby's 3-month head.  The hat is too generous for newborn, so plan to bring it in if your little one is truly new.

 this little lamb

Today we leave for Chicago, and I'll be taking along this jumpsuit to keep baby warm on brisk mornings.  Baby is not 100% well yet, but we hope, we think she is well enough for therapy.  We'll just have to take each day as it comes.

Anyone else have costumes in the works?  This is actually the first I've made.  Grandma makes costumes for my big kids every year!  I pinned this lamb costume for baby last fall and almost talked myself out of bothering, but I'm glad I went for it.  It was easy and that bonnet is just too cute!

xo,

Rachel

52 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. This is the sweetest thing I have ever seen. I am due Nov 5th and have been debating on whether I should plan a costume. But you just convinced me to whip something up that can be used the next few months. So adorable! Good luck on your upcoming trip!

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  2. She looks so cute and calm like a little lamb in this costume. Wish you luck for travel and therapy!
    Greetings, Rike

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  3. Tooooo sweet! Praying for your travels and the little lamb's therapy. :)

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  4. Awww, and on her sister made quilt, priceless. Safe trip and health!

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  5. Such a precious little lamb! Praying for progress while your in Chicago...

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  6. So sweet and something that you will never regret having spent time on!
    Love the little lamb's bottom! :) Safe travels.

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  7. I just love this! No, my kiddos will be wearing previous years costumes :-). It is just one of those years… they might both be firefighters!

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  8. You will be in my thoughts and prayers this week-end. I hope you have some days of great success. This costume is adorable. Eleni is a tiny little thing. This fits her perfectly.
    My daughter says all of the babies in her mommy group (1-4 months) that are Sarah's age are up to 19 pounds!!! 4 months!! Sarah is 13 and she is pretty tiny still.
    I love this lambie bonnet. I just might make a couple of soft warmies with this pattern.
    Love to all of you

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  9. Adorable! Best of luck on your trip.

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  10. So worth bothering with!!! She's the sweetest little lamb x

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  11. Adorable. I love her little bottom, not to mention those long eyelashes. Here's hoping for a much better visit to Chicago.

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  12. She is a gorgeous little lamb. The eyelashes on her!

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  13. So cute Rachel - have a safe and productive trip:))

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  14. Beautiful. And the perfect costume.

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  15. best wishes in chicago. your little lamb is absolutely beautiful. really!

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  16. Beautiful! What an adorable and comfy costume! I hope you have a Safe and uplifting trip!

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  17. Beautiful! What an adorable and comfy costume! I hope you have a Safe and uplifting trip!

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  18. que preciosidad de niña i el disfraz le queda precioso que lo paseis bien

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  19. That is the most cutest little costume I have seen

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  20. SHe is a cute little lamb. I pray you get good news one of these days. She is so lucky to have your love and wonderful care. What are those small squares in last picture? Linda gerig.

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    1. Those are coasters I made over a year ago. Definitely a great way to use hourglass blocks!

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  21. So adorable!! And looks cozy as well!

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  22. Best of luck on your trip! Say no to hospitals. Unless they're absolutely necessary, I mean. :)

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  23. Oh goodness it does NOT get cuter than this! She is absolutely precious! And these photos are heart meltingly good. The sherpa coverall I made for Hazel is one of my most favorite things I have ever made. You can't go wrong with this sherpa! <3

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  24. Adorable costume! And baby, too, of course. Look at the lashes on your sweet girl. Wouldn't we all love some of those. Best of luck the Eleni stays well enough to get through therapy this month.

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  25. I am glad this post is "about a handmade Halloween costume" and not "an indulgent excuse to photo bomb this blog with images of Eleni".
    That little lamb is so adorable.
    Have a good time this month with the therapy.

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  26. sweetness, hope everything goes well in Chicago

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  27. very cute....and practical too.
    I have a new grandson, now 1 month old, and am just finishing a "garden gnome" costume for him! Too cute, but not very practical LOL

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  28. She IS a little lamb and a beautiful one. Safe trip, Rachel. I hope things go well.

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  29. Look at that precious little lamb, she is so stinkin' cute! She is a precious lamb of God.

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  30. Ah so cute, I'm working on Alice in Wonderlands cheshire cat costume for my 11 yeat old so surrounded by pink and purple tulle! Safe trip to Chicago.

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  31. I LOVE seeing your cute little lamb in her sweet costume. Just adorable! I can't stop smiling. I wonder how many grammies-of-the-heart Little Eleni has out there - probably a gazillion!
    Blessings,
    Janie at Isabella's Whimsy

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  32. Such a cute little lamb! Wish you all the best for Chicago:-)

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  33. Really cute! Travel safe and hope there is some good news.

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  34. Rachel she looks darling! Prayers for safe travels and healthy baby so therapy can go as planned. xo

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  35. Adorable costume, and I love those sweet little toes!

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  36. Those eyelashes. Those toes. She's so sweet. Hope everything goes great in Chicago! Best of luck.

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  37. How absolutely adorable and her eyelashes...oh my! : ) This reminded me of when my grandson ( now 6 yrs old ) had his first Halloween. His mama had purchased a pea pod costumer earlier on and the trouble was, he grew. So he was half in and half out...a bit of a split pea :)

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  38. What a sweet costume! Snuggly things are the best as the weather changes. This reminds me of all the Halloween costumes I stitched for my kids. My most ambitious were Star Trek costumes from the Next Generation series. Daughter Kate was counselor Troy and son Nate was Jordie LaForge.

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  39. You are one amazing mom! Great costume! I can just picture how soft this is. She has the most beautiful eyelashes!

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  40. Such cuteness - both baby and the costume x x

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  41. I made the 0-3 month lamb hat for my daughter last year from fabric with a bit of give, and it still fits her 14 month old head this year! It is truly the cutest hat. I hope Eleni gets lots of use from hers.

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  42. So a sweet baby and outfit! I've pinned the bonnet pattern to make for all of my baby nieces and nephews for Christmas this year.

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