Monday, October 24, 2011

Baby boy sewing....

Just for kicks ball and baby boy shoes
My niece has just had her second little boy and although I knew of his impending arrival quite a few months ago now I waited till the very last minute to make up some welcome gifts for him. I've made the 'Just for kicks ball' from Anna Maria Horner's book "Seams to me" once before but I think this is such a fun toy to make I whipped another one up over the weekend. I went through all my fabrics and chose 32 different fun  prints so it's sort of like a mini 'I spy' quilt as well as a toy. Fun to make up but challenging to get all those corners perfect and there's a lot of them! 
Baby boy shoes
These cute little shoes are from Anna's second book "Handmade Beginnings" and were just lovely to sew up. The 'inner sole is meant to be adhered to the shoe with double sided iron-on interfacing but I hand sewed around them to give a neater and stronger finish. It was quite a good challenge for me to make boy items since I have 2 girls and therefore lots of girly pretty fabrics. I was also thankful for having some hand sewing to complete while the Rugby World Cup final was on as it was such a tight game I couldn't bare to watch much of it and just concentrated on my sewing and listened. Thank goodness we won!!
I'm hoping to have a boy themed baby quilt to show later in the week.
Hoping everyone enjoyed a sunny Labour weekend as we did!

10 comments:

Bec said...

Gorgeous, I am sure he will love them even though he may not be able to tell you so, what a lucky little fellow.

Hannah said...

You got the colourfull boy like colours and prints just right! That hexagon ball is very cool!

Rafael's Mum said...

Lucky little boy. They are all lovely. You are so talented!

Deb said...

Yes, it was nail biting wasn't it!!

Love your little gifts. Those shoes are just adorable.

Karen said...

They are all fabulous gifts Catherine. Lucky baby boy.

Katy Cameron said...

Very cute, and love the idea of playing eye-spy with the ball fabrics

Lara said...

Love love love that ball! Super cute. Love all the prints you've chosen and those wee shoes are the cutest!

A Time for Stitching said...

Baby shoes abound in blogland at the moment. Yours are a bit different and so cute. They must be such fun to make. I love all the different fabrics on the ball too.
Teresa x

Leslie said...

these little shoes are too adorable

Michele Pacey said...

those shoes are so cute and the handiest things too.

32 fabrics in one ball? you're amazing! it looks great and I'm sure will keep a new little one happy for hours!

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