My Mom used to make all my play clothes. She'd make dresses, button down shirts and shorts, dresses for church, halloween costumes, jackets, etc. Apparently when I was about 2 I started picking out fabric from her stash, then picking a pattern out of her other stash and saying 'This.' As well all know kids outgrow things quickly, and I have a couple of my old dresses saved and put back incase Hannah wants them. Some of the others though, got cut into squares or cut into hearts to make a quilt for me when I was 7.
For Christmas 1993 my Mom made me this red quilt, because red is my favorite color. She put a heart in each square because I was born on Valentine's Day. And on Christmas eve my Granny Judy Swartzbaugh sat around and sewed buttons in the center of each heart to tie the quilt. I love this quilt. I am thinking of doing the same thing for Hannah, although since most of her clothes are store-bought knit I wonder how that would work for a quilt. Mine were mostly cotton that could be used for quilting since they were handmade.
The quilt hangs in my kitchen and has since I got married. Before then it hung in my bedroom. The flowers you see hanging from it are ones that people brought to the hospital for Hannah when she was born. I've dried them but haven't found a box or something to put them in. Not quite sure what to do with them, but for some reason I thought I should keep them.