Well we have been blessed with two gorgeous little gals of late; Jasmine Lola Ruddick and Chloe Violet Fulton. Well, after scouring the usual places for suitable gifts, I decided the best way forth was to create; a perfect excuse to get crafty.
Ok, s0 the gals are nearly a month old, but let’s hope the proud Mummies and Daddies like the Wendy House originals.
Ok, so I cheated a wee bit with the cardi’s, but my Mum did knit them and it’s surprising how long choosing the right buttons took.
- Carefully selected buttons
My main focus was not on the cardigans, as lovely as they were, but was making pretty the baby grow and bib essentials. I had, initially, hoped the get funky coloured grows and bibs, but given the choice of pastel pink, blue and yellow, I went for the safe option – white. By the way if any of you know where I can get vibrant coloured baby essentials, please let me know…
Ok, well seven baby grows and 10 bibs, where does a lady start? It all began with the buttons, lots of different buttons.
Ok, I could not resist the four pack of stripey booties, how sweet? Plus, as you’ll soon see they became a vital prop for the photography.
- What girl can resist sunflowers?
Despite the simplicity and ease of simply attaching buttons to the items, I did feel as if I was cheating a wee bit. A ha, time for applique… I was somewhat inspired by my mouse mat from Paperchase and once I found wobbly eyes at Hobbycraft I was on my way. Please note, I did get special glue to attach the eyes, I did not want unhappy parents on my case.
Wobbly eyes rock!
Been green and thrifty, I also checked out my sewing box for inspiration and found some previous creations lended themselves well to this project.
Previous applique flowers
The prototype from Lois' Christmas pinafore
By now I was getting seriously in the the swing of things and it was time to bring out the big boys, a ha my sizzix… One lunch time and £50 lighter on dies, but I think it was worth it.
Little Miss LB
Finally, the one I was waiting for…
I am hoping that the final three designs are ‘baby friendly’, I did use super duper bonda web that apparently does wash well… We will soon find out.
So, what’s a gift without the wrapping?
PS: don’t worry if your have a baby boy due soon, I have purchased some cool robots xx