Monday, June 20, 2011

Baby and toddler gifts

Well it feels as though my to do list has rocketed this week, there are babies being born and little ones birthday parties to attend and with both of those comes the need for gifts. I always prefer to give handmade where possible and where I think it will be appreciated. However this does increase my work load drastically.

A good friend of mine had a gorgeous baby girl last week, she's called Elsie Rae, isn't that adorable! So of course I wanted to make her something lovely. I don't want to reveal it all until I have given it to her gorgeous mama but here is a sneak peak

I love how this is turning out and am thinking of doing another one for one of Boo's friends that turns 4 this week. We also have another two little peeps birthdays coming up and a baby shower, see what I mean by so much to do!!!!

Fluffy Sheep Quilting

Have I mentioned that I am taking part in the Brit Japanese fabric swap held by Fluffy Sheep Quilting, I'm so excited, I ordered my fabric today
japanese fabric
Don't you think this is so cute? Hope everyone else that is taking part loves it, I thought it looked like it would work well cut up into 5 inch squares.

fwqal button
I have managed to get another block done for my Farmers Wife quilt and I am so happy with how it turned out, I know it's one of the easy ones but all my seams line up and I like the dark salmon pink, I think its going to look quite interesting with the other pinks I have chosen.

For any of you that missed my last post, I'm teaching an introduction to quilting quilt at my local craft group and thought I would simultaneously run it on here as a quilt-a-long for anyone that wants to learn a few of the basics. The quilt I've designed for this project looks like this

Sorry for the very rough sketch!
For more details and for fabric quantities check out this post.

And lastly I thought i'd include this photo of my little Boo

He got a new bath towel/robe and is modelling it beautifully

Linking up with Megan for Sew Modern Monday and Heather and Megan for Fabric Tuesday, make sure you head over and see the great things everyone's been making

Fresh Poppy Design


CityHouseStudio said...

What pretty projects!
Love the farmer's wife block!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Love your FW block! Great fabric choices!! And the fabric you picked for Cindy's swap is fantastic, great choice :)

The Polka Dot Apron said...

I am seeing the FW QAL EVERYWHERE!!! Oh, what to do what to do!! Your blog is a lot of fun. So happy I stumbled across it! :D

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Oh gosh, I can't wait to see the full version...all that stitching looks AMAZING! And what is that Japanese fabric...I love it!

AsylumTanya said...

My appetite is certainly whetted! Thanks for sharing your lovely work! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Megan said...

Oh, I want to see more of that baby quilt! :) Love your import fabric choice! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

Canadian Abroad said...

That's some pretty increible FMQ happening there. Look forward to seeing it as a whole.

contented caroline said...

Hi, saw you blog address via japanes swap import. Thought I would pop over to say hi and loved nosing into you life via the blog.

Linni said...

I like the salmon pink too, looks great.

Melinda said...

Love all your projects. Isn't it nice to make progress? And I have a Boo, too! I tend to call my daughter that a lot.