Hey there everyone, I'm still here.
Softball Season is upon us and with that comes "travel" projects.
I also have a plethora of baby/toddler gifts to complete.
So I gave myself a "stash challenge"
Make 7 baby gifts with out a new purchase of materials.
I've completed TWO.
(Disclaimer - my sewing machine bit the dust. I bought it 23 years ago for 79.00 and she has sewn many a fine seam. But I need a sewing machine so I did have to purchase a new one. I am not calling that purchase a failure, because I HAD TO HAVE a new machine)
Any way ----- Portable project process for baby gift #2.
Idea happens ---
Gather a pile of supplies from the stash.
Supplies include - a 30inx40in hospital heavy flannel crib blanket.
a Length of fun floral cotton
Some single strand acrylic yarn. (aka TINY CRAP)
crochet hook size 1
Tuck it all in a bag and crochet
Green circular doileys - 5 of these. I big bag of assorted flowers. None of the flowers are bigger than a quarter.
After I crocheted all these little bitty bits, I began stitching them to the floral panel with embroidery floss. First the dark green background.
Then I started planting the flowers, randomly. I sewed and sewed.
After several ballgames and evenings, I had my little garden. My favorite flowers are the puffy red ones. giving the whole thing a bit more dimension.
Lots of little two and three-round flowers. In several colors that I liked with the fabric.
Here is a view stretched out across my lap the night I finished all the hand sewing.
There is even a tiny little creature on there. Actually - this little lady bug is my all-time favorite feature of the whole border. I created him right out of thin air. No Pattern available for what I wanted - so i fiddled around until i got him like I wanted.
A Picture for size comparison.
This lady bug is tiny.
Here is the finished blankie --- I sure hope its lugged around and used a lot by a certain baby girl who will be here soon.