Saturday, May 28, 2011

Baby Quilt

I have some pictures to show you of my very first quilt. My friend Lucy showed me the basics when I made a table runner and place mats while staying with her and her family for a visit last summer. Shortly afterwards she announced that she was expecting baby #3. To me this was the perfect opportunity to show her how grateful I am for her friendship, guidance and for showing me what wonderful things I can achieve when I put my mind to it.

They made the decision not to find out the sex of the baby so I was left pondering what colors to use. I had in my stash of fabrics some embroidered Winnie the Pooh fabric in both blue and pink I had bought them about 9 years ago when I was expecting my daughter we too chose not to find out so when I got the fabric all those years ago I got both just in case.

I also bought the softest fluffy fabric in green and yellow and on yet another craft shop visit another Winnie the Pooh fabric caught my eye. At this point I was a little spoiled for choice. Being indecisive I used them all on the front of the quilt and when the baby was born I was able to use one solid panel of pink for the back (yes, you guessed it pink for a girl).

I had a bunch of scraps left over at the end so made a bag for the quilt so Lucy can carry it around when she is out and about. Because of my personal attachment to the fabric used there is a whole lot of love in this quilt and I hope that we can go visit them all very soon.

Thanks for looking



Friday, May 20, 2011

Baby's Got A Brand New Chair....

Dunna, dunna, dunna, dun. LOL. Did you miss me? I want to apologise for being AWOL for a bit. I just don't know where the time has gone. Been one very busy little bee though that's for sure.

I need to catch you up on what I have been busy with. First up is my second "Dora" project for my daughters room. You may remember the body cushion I recovered a little while ago. Well next came her Dora chair. she loves sitting in it to read but has outgrown Dora and wanted something different.

I could not resist this lovely fleece fabric. It is covered in cats which is just perfect for her as she just loves cats. I had to take the old cover apart so I could use it as my template. The result.....a brand new chair that she loves to pieces. As soon as she saw it finished she hugged it and promptly sat in it. Awesome!!!!!

This is her when she first got the chair on her third birthday. Thanks for looking.