So my very good and very special friends Morag and Louisa had a little baby boy last week, creating an excellent opportunity for 'welcome baby' craft!
Like weddings, babies are awesome, and making stuff to welcome special little babies is fun fun fun to the max. I really like making things with different textures for little bubbas to explore. When Oscar was born I made him a quilt out of a bunch of scraps I had lying around.
I also put lots of ribbons, tags, an appliqued 'O', a pocket, mini bunting, pom-poms and stuff, to add dimension and interest so that, as well as being snuggly, warm, and comfy to play on, it can actually be a toy in itself. Fun to make, fun to look at, and fun for bubba to muck around with.
Little Huon is getting a quilt made by his mumma Louisa, so that idea was out, but the different texture idea was translated into the legs of a little octopus toy who has, yep, you guessed it, 8 different kinds of legs. One like a scrunchie (you know? Hair tie from the 80s??), one full of split peas, one stuffed with a chip packet (crinkly!) etc etc. I think her name is Harriett, though perhaps Huon will have other ideas.
Also sewn these last ridiculously warm days, a number of custom skirts and a tshirt! The 2 wrap skirts are for a lady who ordered through Georgie Love. It was fun to make a wrap skirt again, as I've been on a little hiatus from these. The wrap ties are extra long, so can be tied front or back, depending on what your whim and outfit dictates. Subtle versatility is key!
This skirt and top combo (TOTAL coincidence that they match) is for a friend of Pearl's in Melbourne, and I have to say, I'm pretty keen on these 2 babies.
Not to mention the fact that they're pretty much exactly my size, so I was just a teeny bit tempted to keep them for myself. My bulging wardrobe, however, plumped by a couple of extra pieces kindly donated by my mumma this week, encouraged me to send the custom orders on their merry way. May they be happy and loved.
Just like little Huon.