I really wish you could see how cute these are. I found a tutorial (I think we can all agree that I'm good at that!) for turning shirts into little infant sleep gowns. I sifted through my closet and bags of old clothes and found two perfect ones. This black shirt really is a little more interesting than you would think just looking at this picture.
For this one I used a stretchy exercise jacket that I never really wore much. It has a zipper and I decided to make it into a sleep sack instead of just a gown. I also decided to make it sleeveless.
The cute part about that one is that there are still pockets in the front. I cut out the pockets, but the zippers remain, so I guess they could always unzip the pockets and tickle the baby's feet? I like it because of it's quirkiness!
I decided against the playmat after all, for various reasons. I'm still going to go ahead and make it though and just save it for now. I cut out things and laid everything out on the ground to preview it.
The black stuff is really plushy and soft. The sun will have batting and bells inside. The earth will have crinkly stuff. The rocket will have shiny portholes. The stars are satin. I might add a moon for the astronaut and alien. One thing that I've been thinking about is the fact that craft felt isn't going to be mashine-washable, so I might go through my fabric and use fabric instead of felt. Nothing is sewn down at this point, and I have no deadline anymore, so I still have time to decide.