There is always going to be new babies and, like my previous post, it’s lovely to give a gift that is personalised making it a little bit special.
Because I like to make items for people that are tailored to what they ask for but also made to suit the little person, I like them all to be a little different. While I’ve made a number of similar pandas and bibs before (they seem to be pretty popular), I am always asked to pop their name, date of birth and/or weight on their somewhere.
For a recent baby gift set that I made, there was the said popular panda and bib (still mega cute though), there was also a little laundry bag for baby’s little mits, booties and baby grows. As far as laundry bags go, they’re nothing special, so I thought I would jazz it up with of felt applique.
This [always my favourite] Japanese printed fabric, which I got from Etsy, has little robots printed (as well as Pinocchio…cute!) so I decided to pick out the robot and use this as my applique shape. I used felt which I find really nice to work with, also adding a bit of a different texture to the fabric item. I finished off my robot by added some buttons for buttons.
On my trip to the Knitting and Stitching Show last month, I finally caved into my love obsession with Japanese fabric designers from the likes of Kokka and Lecien. On seeing them in real life (as opposed to on the internet), I couldn’t resist and spent a small fortune on a few fat quarters. What I was going to use it for, was then, not known.
Luckily, since then I’ve had some request for baby-related items including three bibs, all with names. This time, however, unlike the little bib set I made for baby Jessica a few week’s ago, I decided to back them with terry towelling for extra absorbancy (perfect for those little dribblers).
So, not only do the three little cuties get to wear some fluffy drool-friendly and personalised bibs, they are also going to look super trendy in the most gorgeous of fabrics.
Finlay has animals…
Olivia has circus animals (decorated with ric rac!)…
And George has Pinocchio…
I also had enough of this beautiful fabric left for more patchwork panda’s that I’ve been asked to make…coming soon on the blog (I think they are the cutest so far!)
Also, I will have some news in the new year about these fabrics that I am super excited about!
I’m just getting to that age where there is the arrival of lots of little babies; which is exciting enough, but I also get to attempt lots of new items and work with some beautiful and super cute fabrics.
I actually have to restrain myself, especially as I have recently discovered [and fallen in love with!] the amazing Far Far Away range of fabrics from Heather Ross – oh it’s just so gorgeous!
If I’m making anything for Pete I might actually be able to justify using the little cowboy!
Anywho, with the recent arrival of a little lady, Jessica, I made a little set of three baby bibs, all packed up in their own little bag (which, I’m told, are also very useful to store cotton wool, or use as a laundry bag so little socks and mits don’t get lost in the washer). I decorated each one slightly different using applique and ric rac.
Bib bag with little label and lavender bag, ready for delivery.
Turns out the little lady likes her new bibs…