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’.

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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.

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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 :

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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:

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

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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!

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With thanks to MummyWright for this photo

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

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