I purchased some gold coloured fabric paint a while ago to up cycle my babies white rompers. First I wanted to stencil using freezer paper. However after visiting numerous art supply shops, I still did not find any freezer paper. Apparently I need to search for this in quilt stores. Continue reading
In Belgium it is custom to offer chocolate or candy as a gift to people who come and visit your newborn baby. We call it doopsuiker, which is literally translated baptism sugar. Although nowadays it is given with birth regardless weather the child is baptised or not. Other names are suikerbonen (= sugar beans) or dragees.
When I saw the tutorial for these gorgeous little bunnies made from recycled stripy t-shirts, over at Chez Beeper Bebe, I was immediately sold. When I grew up, one of my favourite cuddly toys was a bunny, it was technically a bit more sophisticated than this one I have to say (it played a little melody when you pressed it’s belly), but the charm of these little ones is that they are hand made.
Handmade items make perfect gifts in my opinion, as they show much more how much you care about the little one that will cuddle this toy than more expensive store bought gifts. And just when I came across this tutorial I had on old stripey t-shirt I couldn’t bear to part with, and a little niece who I can’t sop giving gifts.
Continue reading to see the cuddly bunny I made
My little girl is only 3 month and we have already purchased her first shoe collection! There was a sale of the Antwerp based designer Nathalie Verlinden and the shoes are just to cute we could simply not resist! I lover everything about them: the colour, the design, the details… and not to forget they are good shoes with proper support for baby’s first steps. You can find the points of sale for Nathalie Verlinden Shoes on her website here. Continue reading
Hello crafty people.
As promised here’s another project made from the Pezzy fabric collection from Moda! I wanted to make a mobile for my sister’s little one that fitted in with the overall theme she’d chosen: owls. Bang on trend, and how can you not love those cute little faces… (This is directed at my boss Jai, who loathes owls).
It actually took quite a bit of experimenting we the shape of the owl before I reached a result I was happy with, here’s some of the guys that didn’t make it through my stringent quality assurance process (yes, I said some of, I actually made more).
I’m very happy wit the shape I eventually settled for, and I think the little one appreciates it too!
10th of June was father’s day in Belgium. As my boyfriend has been doing a great job since Lilly was born 6 weeks ago, he deserves a first father’s day gift. Now Lilly is still a bit to small to make something so I went and did it for her.
I used a blank romper (from Primark) and added the text I (heart) DAD in applique. See one of my previous posts for a tutorial on applique (click here). To secure the applique I roughly handstichted along the applique using embroidery thread in similar colours as tthe fabric.
Doesn’t she look great!
I made this little mobile for one of my friend’s who’s just had her first baby. I saw some similar projects online, and since these are made out of felt, they’re really easy and quick to do. The result is a very cute (if I say so myself) baby mobile! Read on for the instruction on how to make your own…
At a friends party last week I discovered a great breastfeedig aid: the nursing cover. A friend used this specially made cover for public breastfeeding. It is realy simple to make and allows you to comfortable breastfeed in public spaces without the hassle with blankets. With this cover you have total control and nobody can see a thing! I had a quick look at the design of her coer and made a simple version myself.
This is what you will need:
1. A piece of fabric for the cover (60 X 100 cm)
2. 2 pieces of fabric for the straps (60 X 7 cm)
3. 1 piece of boning of 30 cm long. You can buy this at any fabric store, I bough mine at Veritas
4. 2 D-shaped rings for the straps
5. 2 Triangle-shaped pieces of fabric in case you want to add pockets inside. These can be usefull for storing norsing pads or even your phone during feeding.
Only 17 days to go now until my due date so I am getting a bit itchy to have the Baby stuff done 🙂
I still had this great piece of fabric I bought in Ikea so I decided to make myself a little “on the road” package for the diaper bag. It consists of some bibs, burp cloths and of course a matching pouch to carry it around. Sounds a bit freaky
I have seen some great tutorials online to make baby bibs and burp cloths and this is the result after a busy afternoon of crafting: