If your babies are no longer babies and they have outgrown the pretty baby things and you know you are done having any more babies, then this blog post is for you. Even though you didn’t ask for it, and I really do try not to give advice unless asked, this time, I just cannot sit by and not dole it out.
When you pack away the baby things to save for the next generation do not store them in a cardboard box, even if you put the precious little items inside a black garbage bag first.
A couple decades ago I packed away all the homemade items. Blankets, layettes, dresses, shirts…and a couple weeks ago Rick cleaned out the garage because we’d discovered mice, and DOGGONE if those mice hadn’t destroyed some of our sweet little things!
So my advice to you, unsolicited as it may be, is, Please store your sweet little baby things in a hope chest in the house or in sealed rubbermaid type containers. I still have plenty of things to hand down in the future, but I’m very sad about the ones that are ruined.
I do think I can take the collar and cuffs off this dress and start over.
But I’ll need a sewing machine.