Handmade birthday gifts


I’ve been absent on here for a bit but it’s due to a busy life rather than anything sinister.  Recently I spoilt another knitter in a birthday swap and really enjoyed planning what to make.

I sent to  MummyWright  and ‘stalked’ her to find out what she liked, her favourite colours etc.  She has two young children and often knits for them so I decided to make her a project bag to accomodate ‘small persons knits’.


Knitting Project bag

The bag was made to my own design using some Jelly Roll strips in Moda Fa la la la la by French General.  I wanted it to be big enough for a toddler garment, for it to sit well on the floor and also be able to be stuffed into a handbag or the bottom of a buggy.


I used Kona Bone for the lining which worked well with the prints.

MW is also a big tea drinker so I made her a little something to make her tea ritual even more enjoyable :


Coaster made from Lakehouse Dry Goods, Cream Teacups

The fabric was a single charm square that I received as a little gift with an order from Simply Solids backed with Kona Bahama Blue.

For her children I made two Flossie Teacakes Sleeping bags for their toys:


A boyish non-babyish theme for her 4 year old son J


And for her 1 year old daughter H a cute cupcake design bound with Kona Bahama Blue to lift the pink a bit

I practised free motion quilting on both and had enjoyed this well written pattern.

Apparently Js’ favourite toy is a large fish with a huge fin. Luckily they have two of the same doll and he also plays with them too. Just as well as it would have been very hard to make a bed for a big finned fish!


With thanks to MummyWright for this photo

Finally I also included a little sweet treat for MW as I know these are her favourites:


The gifts were well received and little H takes her baby to bed with her in the sleeping bag!