I have made a felt name book for each of my nieces and nephews for their first birthdays. Here are some pics of the book I made for my nephew, Dylan who turned one this month…
You can check out my other baby name books here.
Note to my brothers and sisters: please, no more nieces and nephews – well just ones with short names if you must. Also can you please make sure that their birthdays are not near my kids’ birthdays or Christmas or any other particularly busy times of year. Many thanks x
Here is a mobile that I made for my new baby nephew, Dylan.
My brother and sister-in-law live on and help run an awesome farm called The Magdalen Project. They do a lot of work with conservation and educating people about how to care for our environment. I chose to do a mobile like this to help teach Dylan about different leaf shapes – cute!
I have drawn some templates and written a little tutorial for making this mobile, so check it out below if you dig…
(click on this image to go to a larger pic which can be printed out onto A4)
Let me know if you decide to have a go at this. I’d love too see some pics if you do!
It is a very rare treat these days when I get to crafty up something just for the sheer hell of it…
Here are some pics of an embroidery I made of Frida Kahlo a few months back. It came about from the urge to do something/anything using an embroidery hoop and a primal need to embroider a moustache and monobrow onto someone’s face (pregnancy related craving?).
It was fun to make.
There are vague plans for a David Bowie next – but with the impending arrival of smalls number 2 arriving in just over a month, I can’t see that actually happening for a while now, eh…?
Here are some pics from a project I worked on a little while back for a make your own monster kit. I worked out the contents for the pack and how everything would fit together along with the instructions sheet. The packaging was set up by another designer from my initial designs – RAWR!
I have had these couple of pieces of fabric hanging around the house for a few months. I had used them to tie around my “waist” when I was preggers, but hadn’t found anything to do with them since then (particularly as my sewing skills leave much to be desired!!)
Cue super-simple to make circular scarf!:
Hurrah for making things!!
I saw this great necklace in Urban Outfitters a few weeks back. It was a classic “I’m not paying that much when I could make one of those myself!!” moment – except this time I have followed through and actually made one – yay!
and here’s how I made it:
I have since had a scout about on the internet and have found a few different examples. Here are a couple of my favourites:
Finding cool stuff for babies is such a mission! So many of the things in the shops are made with either sickly pastel colours or garish primary colours. What ever happened to nice colour combinations for kids?
There are a couple of places I have found to get good baby bits – there are some lovely designer things you can buy online and Mamas and Papas has nice stuff, but it is all SO expensive. I have been looking at old Fisher Price toys on eBay and some of those are so great. How can it be so difficult to find baby things that you would actually like to have in your home?
Here is a mobile I made for Jet to hang on her car seat. I LOVE Ugly Dolls, so I made her this from 3 Ugly Doll keyrings which I took apart and sewed onto a specially-made felt handle. It works a blummin’ treat – YAY!!
And here’s a picture of Jet in the car last week – clearly enthralled that I went to all the effort!!