a secret one to hug

Een blogpost in het Engels vandaag, want…

My international blogfriends and I teamed up for a top secret fellowship (I sò wanted to use this word #LOTRfan). A fellowship of sewers to welcome Sara’s newborn baby boy. Sara is one of the Sew Social girls, but because I had to miss out on the first Sew Social in Paris and Sara had to skip the second one in London, we never met in real life. Nevertheless, I knòw for sure that I would like her just by looking at her blog header. Oh yes, I’m a floral kinda girl.

one to hug

Anyway. Victoria had the fantastic idea of doing a secret blogtour today to welcome Sara’s fourth baby. Sara hasn’t got a clue to what’s going on, so hopefully she will be overwhelmed by all our eighteen (!) blogposts showing off our handsewn baby gifts.

one to hug (collage1)

I didn’t have to think twice about what I was going to make. The baby coat One To Hug by Mind The Whale has been an absolute success every single time I’ve given it as a present. It’s pretty and practical at the same time. And those fluffy bear’s ears, let’s be honest: aren’t they the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?

one to hug (ear)

I used a burgundy diamond print fabric by Aime Comme Marie (bought at Petite Couture a while ago) and a thick dark grey teddy fleece for the lining. Really, this is the softest baby coat you’ll ever feel. If I could, I squeezed myself in it for the rest of the winter.

one to hug (collage)

That said, Sara lives in Portugal. I’m not sure Portuguese winters are cold enough for this much fluffy cosiness… Ofcourse I only thought of that when the coat was finished.

one to hug 1

And if you want to see what the other bloggers sewed up for Baby Four, here you go: