Saturday, April 05, 2008


Spring is almost synonymous with new life and adorable, fuzzy little creatures. But Spring seems to have been brought home to our family this season -- literally! First was the discovery of a nest in the wreath on our front door. The next day there was one little egg in the nest:

The mother finch diligently laid one egg every day, until there were four eggs in the nest.

But the finch wasn't the only mother that was nesting -- a new couple in our church were expecting their second child, and we hosted a baby shower for them last week. My sister and I combined efforts on a gift, and each of us made a little baby outfit -- my sister made one for the new baby, and I made one for the two-year-old "big sister."

We used Simplicity 7189. We decided to use ric-rac trim, and I'm delighted with how it turned out.

A few flower buttons from the stash and some pink ribbon loops served for the closure:

We had to use the garage door for the shower guests, so that we wouldn't disturb our little mother bird! She had laid her fifth egg.

But I never ended up getting a picture of that fifth egg, because yesterday the first egg hatched. By this morning there were three little birds in the nest:

Ironically, our friend's baby was also born yesterday! We visited at the hospital today and I had the opportunity to hold a one-day-old baby for the first time. I have to say, the new baby is much more adorable than our baby birds!


  1. Cute little dress and little birds!

  2. That dress is so darling! I love your use of the rick-rack.


  3. How precious! Sweet baby birds. And I think the rick rack trim adds just the right touch :)

  4. How neat to have those little baby birds on your door! My kids would have loved that.

    The little outfit is absolutely precious! You gave me an idea on a button loop for my daughter's nightgown...ribbon!

    Have a lovely Lord's Day!

  5. Thank you! I'll have to post an update on the birds -- they've all hatched and have most of their feathers in. So cute!

    Yours in Christ,


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