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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Babies and sewing

Wow, there seems to have been a major baby explosion around us lately. Two of my cousins have just had baby girls in the last few weeks, and other cousin earlier in the year, and several friends have also just had babies.

My go to gift in the last year has been a hand made baby blanket. They are super easy to make, but I still feel some self satisfaction that I have made some effort to give a handmade personal gift. They are basically two pieces sandwiched together and bagged out with a border stitched around the edge.

Here are a few recent ones:

Cute Forrest friends fabric from Spotlight

Another cute Spotlight patchwork fabric. I'm not normally into pink but I love this patchwork print. I have made one for baby Hannah and one for Violet, and I also have enough to make a single bed quilt cover for when she is bigger.

Super cute Elmer the Elephant fabric bought from Yuzawaya on my last trip to Japan. The store is amazing! I went a bit crazy and remember a large excess baggage bill on that trip. I lined this with soft minky dots fabric for Violet.

Another great find from Yuzawaya This one is for Violet, bit I made one in Pink for baby Caitlin and in Navy for baby Archie.

Another cute Forrest friends print from Spotlight. One for Violet and one for baby Summer. I have lined most of the blankets with Merino wool fleece left over from my previous job in Textile sales. I also made a few bibs with this print.

Kokka elephant print. I used the reverse colourway on the Toy box cushion.

And a little cushion for Hannah with left over fabric. I stitched over the lines to make it look a bit more patchworky.

And here are the very proud Grand Ma's and Pa's with their respective new Grand kiddies

Pops and Violet are on the far right. So nice to be able to see all these gorgeous little ones grow up together.

Sarah xo

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