Archive for April, 2012

A teeny tiny favour…

I’m thrilled that one of my nursery projects has been shortlisted in the Handmade Olympics. Emily’s birdboxes are in event 3: our favourite handmade eco-friendly goodie.

If you think my birdboxes deserve it please pop over to the Handmade Olympics blog and cast your vote. Me and Emily send you much love in return.

And while you are there maybe you could vote for the super-lovely and talented Lu Summers in not just one category but two!



My greatest creation

Here she is, our beautiful daughter Emily:

I’m slightly at a loss for words to say how amazing she is and how much she’s changed our lives in just a few days.

Nursery projects part 4

{part 1 here} {part 2 here} {part 3 here}

I recently spent a whole afternoon ignoring the sunshine and choosing instead to sit at the sewing machine determined to finish the baby’s quilt (matching blanket and burp cloths).

Finished baby quilt

The beautiful owl flannel fabric does all the work. I accented it with lots of freehand machine embroidery, backed it with a plain brown flannel and finished it with a turquoise binding.

Close-up of embroidery

I’ve always shied away from binding but now I’ve done it (this is only my third ever baby quilt) I’d definitely use it again and would love to make my own binding next time. I followed the tutorial by Prudent Baby on how to attach it to the quilt.

Baby's first quilt
I still have a couple more projects to show you but I need help from my husband for one of them (a mobile) and I’d like to have Baby model the other (the finally finished crochet blanket, sneak peak here) so you may have to wait a while. Plus I thought the quilt deserved a post all of its own.


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