Neon detail blanket

First of all, happy New Year! What better way to start off the New Year with a cosy blanket? (Unless you live in the southern hemisphere off course…)

In september we went to the fabric sale of Strass, a brand of cute kids clothing. (strasskids.com) They sell off their surplus fabrics at the end of each collection. Sample sales like these are a great way to score some interesting fabrics, at very decent prizes. teddy throw with neon piping

I bought some off white teddy fabric and a great black and white chequered knit fabrics. The squares are tiny, so from far off it looks like a grey knit, but I love the detail if you look closer. Turning these soft and warm fabrics into a cosy couch blanket made sense, they are such warm fabrics, but I needed something to set off the neutral colours, so I added some neon orange piping chord from Veritas… Continue reading

Baby crib mobile

Baby crib mobile
This baby mobile was made to go with the colour block quilt we posted earlier this month.

From our experience, babies are more interested in mobiles that contain a combination of bold shapes and colours. Therefore we choose an easy star shape and decided to work with contrasting colours on each shape that are also used in the blanket. This way the quilt and mobile match well together and the baby is stimulated by the mobile (which benefits the parents as well). Continue reading