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Baby bibs using upcycled t-shirts

As I was making these bibs this afternoon, I was thinking of my good friend Mira who lives very, very far away, in Finland. Too far! She made a set of these DIY baby bibs for her boy K. when he was young; I remember them being easy to snap on and off, and he always… Continue reading Baby bibs using upcycled t-shirts

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Knitting for baby – cardigan and hat

This soft, beautiful, tiny cardigan and hat were knitted my wonderful mum, Katy. She’s happy for me to share her work, so I suppose this a kind of ‘guest post’, in that Grandma Katy is the crafter here, not me. I mentioned a while ago that I can’t crochet and Mum finished a blanket edge for me; now I have to… Continue reading Knitting for baby – cardigan and hat

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Denim whale and felt seagull soft toys

I recently made this denim whale and flock of felt seagulls for our baby. The whale was based on a design by a talented Finnish woman, and the seagulls were inspired by some artwork I purchased from a clever friend, Greg Straight. When we discovered a baby was on the way I thought (for a very brief moment) “ooooh … I… Continue reading Denim whale and felt seagull soft toys

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Sewing for baby – baby pants by Purl Soho

I absolutely adore this design for baby pants by Purl Soho. I love the shape, particularly the insert for cute baby bottoms. I love the pattern – its simplicity, conservation of fabric, sizing and very clear instructions. I especially love that these pants allows me use up scraps of fabric and recycle my own clothes.… Continue reading Sewing for baby – baby pants by Purl Soho

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Sewing for baby – Waldorf cuddly dolls

These twin lovey dolls are for our baby and another who is due to arrive soon after. I made them in a Waldorf style, using wool rovings, recycled materials including super soft and cuddly velvet. The bodies are recycled from a green velvet dress that I used to wear in London. It was a really flattering fit (once upon a time… Continue reading Sewing for baby – Waldorf cuddly dolls

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Sewing for baby – crocheted and quilted blankets

This pair of blankets were made as “do all” blankets – you know, for the stroller, the car, playing on the floor, having a cuddle, whatever.  They’re simple forms with only a little adornment – just enough to make ’em look cool and individual, without being too precious. It is a very long time since I blogged regularly… Continue reading Sewing for baby – crocheted and quilted blankets

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Making seagull toys from felt

Meet Swoop and Sheila, the first of a flock of seagulls I am making for a baby mobile. I couldn’t find any patterns for a soft toy seagull in flight (or any other sea birds for that matter), so I drafted my own. These two are sightly different, as I’m trying out variations on the… Continue reading Making seagull toys from felt