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A Foxy Wrapbag

Foxbag web

 

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A rare opportunity to purchase this custom Baby change bag with matching travel change mat.  Made from heavy cotton  drill with small polka dots, the feature accents are a bright apple green with woodland critters on team as a contrast.  The little foxes from the woodland critters have been embroidered on the front flap.

The Wrapbag is designed to be worn when wearing a baby in a sling or carrier.  It  has long strap handles with soft fastening points to offer a range of fastening styles to suit.  Everything is made soft so that there are no hard edges or materials to hurt baby.

The bag has a range of pockets for baby items and places for mummy to store essentals so you dont have to juggle two bags.  The matching change mat features a laminated top fabric with woodland critters and green soft side.

This item was made for a custom order which was cancelled.  Please use the contact form if you are interested in purchase.

 

Violet floral style quilt

floral block with suffolk puff features
floral block with suffolk puff features

As any parent knows, its a thrill to be told that a  new grandchild was on the way.  My son and daughter-in-law has all the scans and knew they were expacting a little girl to make their family complete with a toddler son.  They even decided on her name before she was born.   The name Violet was loved by the mum but was also the name of the baby’s great-great Grandmother.  The middle name of Brooke was a family name as my dad, the baby’s great grandfather’s middle name.  He was so pleased to hear that his latest great grandchild would bear his middle name which had been passed down through several genrations.   It was just a shame he finally lost his couragous battle with cancer and he didn’t live to see her and give her a last cuddle.  Of course a new little girl named Violet Brooke had to have a violet and mauve quilt.

I designed the  quilt  using the quilting software #EQ7  which to be honest I am still getting to grips with.  Although the colour scheme was mostly picked during a flash sale of #KonaSolids from @PlushAddict they complimented the floral design.     The sixteen blocks were complex to put together with obtuse angles.  Which meant that  each had to be trimmed and straigtended into a square to put together in sets of four.  However, when the blocks were set into  four larger square blocks, there was a  distinct mis-alignment on the centre square.

What was initially an error turned out to be a design feature.  the quilting of the large green sections to resemble leaves was just crying out to get a Suffolk Puff hand sewn into the centres as flowers.

The addition of the embroidered name and a range of quilting stitches means that it was finally completed in time for a family get together to welcome Violet into the world and fabric.

Scraps of fabric can give more than a quilt

A Baby quilt is more then just a few scraps of fabric sewn together.  the design and thought processes which carefully place each strip of colour and pattern can make a difference from one quilt and another. This cot sized baby quilt was commissioned by a neighbour for her new born long awaited grandson.  The customer wanted something unusual that others would not provide for a baby that had everything.  The commissioned brief was just a quilt with his name on and the design was left up to me.

I used the @ModaFabrics #Jellyroll #BlueberryCrumbCake. a wonderful range of blues, browns and whites.  I chose the light colour range for this quilt and a simple log cabin style block.  Once the four large blocks were completed I twisted and turned them until this pattern emerged, then the borders added.

jelly roll leftovers!
jelly roll leftovers!

Once the patchwork was done, it was time for layering and quilting.  Here I had fun and chose a range of different stitch options on my #Janome 12000 machine.

This baby quilt was ordered with love, stiched with fun and happiness and  given for snuggles nd cuddles.

Its not very often I succumb to creating  quilt for order but this one was fun and the beautiful subtle tones of the fabric made it all coordinate beautifully,

Free to a new home, Hesta the Tilda Hare

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This sweet little Tilda Hare is free to one Lucky Liker of the @ScrapdragonUK facebook page.  If you want a chance to win her go to my page and Like the page found HERE.  You can share the post and let me know why you would like to win Hesta.  At the end of April she will be posted off to her new home.

Hesta is made from 100% craft cotton with soft polyfibre filling and posable arms. Good luck to all the Lucky Likers who can offer a home to Hesta.#Iwantoneofthose  from #ScrapdragonUK

Floral Grey Baby Wearing Change Bag

The latest commission is now complete, just ready to add a little surprise gift and pack it up for posting.  This baby change bag was commissioned by a loving Grandma who cant wait for the new baby to come along.  Mum had requested a grey bag, I am not sure whether it is to match a transport solution or to fit with a professional lifestyle.  Grandma had requested something floral and girly with embroidery.  Mum is planning on using washable cloth nappies but is unsure whether baby wearing would be a priority or an option.  Therefore the change bag was designed with the following features.

After searching for the right fabric chose this smart grey pinstripe which was soft enough to drape for the pleated design but very practical. The two large external pockets can hold bottles or other items.  The soft concealed zippered security pocket on the rear can keep items safe such as mums purse or cards.  This bag has a single long soft handle, soft enough to wear next to baby and long enough tomwear cross the body and go over buggy.

Inside the bag has floral cotton lining with two large expandable pockets for cloth nappies, enough space for several changes of clothes and a smaller pocket for essentials.  The dedicated Mobile phone pocket is located close to the top at the side so it is easy to find when you get a call.  Specific locating tags are incorporated to attach keys, the carabiner makes it easy to store baby dummies or favorite teether toy.

The top cover of the bag is embroidered with small daisy and rosebud flowers and fastens with a magnetic clasp.

baby wearing bag
baby wearing bag
Internal features
Internal features