It’s feels like it has been a long time since I’ve had something to share with you all. But in reality, it’s only just been a month. I’ve been doing lots of stuff behind the scenes that I can’t share with you just yet, including a new pattern, but hang in there, it won’t be long!
So instead I though I’d share with you some of the things I’ve been stitching for my little man. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m in love with vintage and retro toys as well as handmade baby things. After all it was one of the main things that inspired me to start making and selling pretty handmades for little ones. There’s nothing quite like the uniqueness of handmade items and the love that goes into every stitch as opposed to mass produced store brought items.
Like this Grandma’s flower garden baby quilt I made while I was waiting for my little bundle to arrive. It was my best attempt at pulling some fun gender neutral prints in reds and blues as we didn’t know what we would be having at the time. Complete with hand stitching, it’s something you can’t buy and is completely unique. Knowing that no other child can have one exactly the same and how much love was put into every stitch is what makes it so special.
I’ve also been loving making these little English paper pieced rattle softy balls lately. I’ve made a couple to sell and others to gift. And my boy has been desperate to get his little hands on all of them. So, I though it’s time I sat down and made him one too, while I still can, because before you know it they out grow everything. Also, sometimes I’m so busy making things for everyone else’s babes, that I forget that I couldn’t wait to have a baby so I could make stuff for my own.
This rattle softie ball I made for him was inspired by some vintage toys in his room. The red wooden fire truck, the numerical and alphabet board and of course that super sweet red London phone booth. That chippy rustic red paint on the red fire truck is to die for. I didn’t realise it at the time, but I sure do love the traditional reds and blues for a boy. Here’s one more picture from the top because it all looks so sweet together.
My Son has also been loving teddy’s lately. So I found a darling pattern from Amy at NanaCompany and stitched it up in no time. I believe it is called Basil the Softie Bear. It was a lot of fun to make and looks super sweet on his play quilt with his little wooden truck and ball. He just loves it too and cuddles it all the time calling it “Teddy”.
I’ve really enjoyed stitching up some soft toys for my son and I hope to be making him some more things soon, hopefully I won’t leave it so long this time before I finally do.
Happy Sewing, Kellie X.
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