Apr 30, 2011

Baby headbands

Now, I’m not really a baby headband sort of person but I was glad to be able to have a go at making these for a friend to give her new baby niece.

They came together very easily. I used this tutorial from Heartmade Blog which I found through Sewing In No Mans Land post here to guide me. For the rose-like flower I actually stitched the petals down into the centre rather than stitching them flat. I liked the finished swirly effect it has given it.

Just don’t tell anyone I did it by accident because I was remembering the tutorial from my head rather that reading the directions. Gotta love happy accidents.

I used a t-shirt that I had stashed, which was super soft. So gentle for baby's head.
I just had a rough guess at the size, but I think they will fit fine.

I will definitely make some more in the future for gifts.

Apr 4, 2011

A gift for a precious new arrival

A friend's daughter finally welcomed her beautiful baby boy this week. A very special arrival.
I am a practical sort of girl so I made this Nappy changing set for her. I used two fabulous tutorials to help me.

I think I might like spots :)

I used the Diaper Pouch Tutorial from Noodlehead.

It's actually the third or fourth time I have used this tutorial. So simple and so practical.

When constructing the body of the pouch I actually used a Quilt-As-you-go technique. It allowed me to do the topstitching on the body which I really love.

I only just had enough navy thread to finish!

I also made a changing mat to go in the set. I used this Baby Changing Pad tutorial from Homemade by Jill which was part of the Celebrate the Boy last year. I resized it to suit what I needed. I used a piece of red vinyl I already had from a previous project, which I think really sets off the navy and spot.

It folds in four and ties up with a simple strap with velcro.

I am really happy with how it turned out. Now I have to get to making another set as another friend's little boy arrived early yesterday! Maybe more spots ....:)

I have linked up with Skip to my Lou- Made by you Mondays for the first time. Go check it out!

And this one to here at QuiltStory - great place lots of inspiration!

Fresh Poppy Design