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Miguel

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O Miguel é o filho de uma amiga. Nasceu no fim do ano passado e a mamã dele pediu-me uma almofada de amamentação e um sling. E eu, ainda fiz mais dois babetes para lhes oferecer. 

Miguel is a friend's son. He was born late last year and his mom asked me to make them a breast feeding pillow and ababy sling. And, i also made them two bibs as a gift. 

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Os babetes são ambos reversíveis. Usei retalhos pequenos que me sobraram de outros projetos. Num deles apliquei fitas com mochos e acabei com fita de viés feita em casa. Para fechar o babete, usei uma mola metálica cosida num deles, e velcro amarelo no outro. 

The bibs are both reversible. I used small scraps from previous projects. In one of them I used owl ribbons and finished it with homemade bias tape. To close the bib, I used a metallic sewn snap in one of them and a yellow velcro in the other one. 


A almofada foi toda feita em azul, bastante simples, apenas com a aplicação do nome do bebé. A aplicação foi feita à mão pois a minha máquina é muito básica e não faz cá estas coisas. Mas eu gosto de fazer à mão. É uma costura diferente, que me permite estatelar-me no sofá, com os meus piolhos ao meu lado, é mais relaxante fisicamente já que quando costuro algo só à máquina, passo imensas horas de pé. Eu nunca me sento, nem quando vou para a máquina. 

The pillow was made in a solid blue, quite simple, I have only appliqued the baby's name. it was made by hand because my machine is so basic, it doesn't make those things. I do enjoy making it by hand though. It's a different kind of sewing, which allows me to plop on my couch, with the kids beside me. It is physically more relaxing for me then it is when I use my machine because when I do, I spend too much time on my feet. I never get to sit, not even when I go and use my machine. 


E para terminar o sling. Os meus slings costumam ser sempre em tons sólidos, a não ser que as mamãs peçam algo muito especifico, uso cores sólidas, em tecidos só e apenas naturais e normalmente são reversíveis. Neste caso, segui as regras anteriores, mas acaba de ser usado mais de um lado, já que foi adicionado um bolso também ao qual apliquei, mais uma vez, a inicial do nome do bebé. 

And last, there's the sling. My slings are usually made in solid colors, unless the moms ask for something really specific, I use solid colors in only natural fabrics, and they are usually reversible. In this case, I followed the previous rules, but it ends up being used more in one side than the other because I've added a pocket in which there's the baby's name initial appliqued to it too. 

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