Nobody seemed to find the woman giving birth in a tank full of koi carp funny - not even Mr G. Perhaps it was just too extreme. Ah well...
Anyway, just wanted to check in and say I'm still alive and frantically doing lots of fiddly things before we go away for a few days.
I added some fleece padding to the mei tei that Baby Stash hated so much back at the beginning of May and he seems to have had second thoughts...
And I made him a sleeping bag out of cotton sheeting because it has been so hot in his room, even with the door and window open.
It was pretty quick to make; I just traced round one I got from Mothercare and sewed it together. It's a 6-18 month size so it should do him for next summer too (fingers crossed). The outer fabric is from Ikea's kids department (can't remember what it's called though) and I lined it with white cotton lawn. I used a 30" zip which just about made it to the middle of the bottom - alright for getting Stashlet in and out of but probably a bit of a pain if we were still in the midnight nappy changing phase.
It would have been even quicker if I'd bias bound the arm and neck edge (as with the Mothercare version) but somehow that didn't occur to me and I'd cut out a seam allowance and sewed half round. That's what comes of doing too many things at once probably.