Friday, June 12, 2009

Baby Maya

A friend's daughter had a baby several weeks ago. Maya was born at 26 weeks and is still in the hospital. When she gets home, she has a 'C' cushion and little dog waiting for her.

I freezer paper stenciled Maya's name on her cushion. I haven't done any for awhile, and forgot how easy and effective it is. The 'C' Cushion is modeled on one I bought when I was doing infant massage and it has proved so versatile. It's great for general lolling about, has been excellent for helping Ruby to be happy lying on her tummy and now fits snugly around her back and helps her to sit up.

The little dog is from the book More Softies. The pattern sewed up pretty quickly, and Elsie the Little Dog has come out nicely.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Fleur Playmat

This week has been a great one for sewing. I have a new neice on the way in the next few weeks, and needed to get a gift made to post this week (my brother-in-law and his family currently live in the States). I've been wanting to make a Fleur Playmat by Onegirl Designwrks for ages. I got the pattern in a copy of Australian Homespun (Kids Issue) which I picked up at the Stitches and Craft Show for $5. Talk about a bargain! I missed it when it came out, so was super happy to get it eventually!

The only alterations to the pattern I made were with the face. I appliqued the yellow face and polka dot cheeks, and blanket stitched the eyelashes. I think it came out really nicely, although I could have done with cutting the batting for the circle a little bigger. I followed the instructions, so am not sure what happened (perhaps my allowance was smaller), but it is a bit short of the edges, so next time I will cut it a couple of cm's bigger (can always make it smaller if it needs to be!)

On our walk...

On our walk to meet the lovely ladies and little one's from our Mum's'N'Bubs group, Ruby and I encountered these pretty berries. I have no idea what they are, and being such a pretty colour, they're bound to be poisonous! (Or am I being too pessimistic?) I had to take a photo!

When we arrived we had these cupcakes which I baked for Sarah's birthday. Strawberries & Cream, delicious!