Stashbusting September: Baby gifts12:00
Ok, so my BEFF (best English Friend Forever) is having a baby so I thought I'd make her some gifts in a bid to aid my stashbusting. Admittedly the baby's not due til January, but stashbusting knows no date boundaries! (and I've not really been feeling up to complicated projects this week!)
Anyway, so I 'whipped up' some burp cloths using the template by Homemade by Jill which has curved ends, perfect for daddy shoulders! When I say whipped....I mean it took me like 2 hours to make 4. What's going on there?! That's a huge amount of time for something so basic!
I made them out of towelling and some primary colour spot cotton, topstitched them with my twin needle (squee!) and then tied them up with some stash ribbon.
Next I checked with my BEFF that they'd be using a car seat for toting little Bert around (his name won't be Bert....or at least I hope not!) and then followed the Workman family's car seat cover tutorial except I used ribbons instead of cotton and velcro. I have no idea how thick car seat handles are so I thought ribbons they could double bow would be more practical than straps that were either too long and the blanket flops in Bert's face or too short and they can't be fastened.
|These colours are not very accurate, the teal is a much deeper colour.|
Hopefully these will come in handy, but more importantly these two gifts came to just over 400g, (14oz) and as we know, when it comes to stashbusting, every little helps!!