Sheep and Dinos

Sometime in late 2012, I bought a copy of Lotta Jansdotter’s Handmade Living. It’s the kind of book I pull out to peruse when I’m feeling dull or uncreative. In her book, she includes a set of stencils for creating your own projects based on her designs–mostly meant to be used on one kind of fabric or another. While I am inspired by her designs, I was never particularly tempted to use her stencils. What I was inspired to do was creating my own prints using linocuts.

This sheep was the first cut I did on my own, and while I made note cards out of it at first,
I’ve always wanted to print it on fabric: make a scarf, make a project bag, make some curtains, but it wasn’t until this week that I realized that I could use my sheep on baby stuff. I mean, sheep and babies go together–and this baby is due right around Easter, so sheepy stuff makes even more sense.

Now I just have to decide what kind of stuff I could make for the baby–because working with fabric means sewing and that, if you’ve been reading this blog for long you know, is something I don’t do very often.

In the meantime, I purchased our first baby clothes this weekend, though it was pretty slim pickins out there after all the holiday hoopla.

tiny dino clothes
To start, our Tiny Dino is going to have a set of tiny dinos all it’s own. Pictured are three Gerber Sleep and Plays. These are my favorite newborn clothes–and the best infant pajamas. I was thrilled to find the dinos!

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