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!
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!