Handmade bunting, pink and girly for a baby girl

Coming soon to the Hours of Fun website – handmade, personalised bunting made to order.  Hours of Fun can make bunting for any occasion – new baby or baby shower, birthday present or decoration, congratulations, party decorations and much more.

The brief for this order was pink and girly which is always fun to do.  I used fleece for each flag, cutting them out using pinking shears to give a zig zag finish on the edges.  (This also stops any fraying of the material).  Each letter for the name was machine sewn onto the flags and a button was added to each of the loops at the end of the bias, once the bias was sewn onto each flag.

Wrapped in pink tissue paper, with a ribbon and tag it was ready for the baby shower.  I hope the mum to be likes it 🙂

 

 

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Packaged and ready to go
Packaged and ready to go

Fleece tie cube, handmade gift for new born baby Samuel

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We have recently welcomed Samuel into the world as our friends have had their second child, a gorgeous and healthy little boy.

It was time to prepare for a visit to meet the new addition and I was excited to try something new with fleece for him as a gift.  I did some research on the Internet for ideas and one of the first places I visited was www.craftbits.com which I found when making the baby blankee with teddy bear.  They have lots of ideas for making toys and gifts out of fleece and when I spotted the instructions for making a fleece tie ball/cube I knew that was the one.  A fab addition to my fleece collection of handmade goodies and the perfect gift for a new born.  Tassels to play with, super soft fleece and we could add numbers on the sides to make it educational too!

I set to work cutting out the squares, i went for squares that were 10″ as per the instructions and had moments when tying it all together when I was concerned it may be a little small – this was unprecedented through as it was rather large once finished!

This project requires no sewing for the fleece part, however I soon realised as I was starting to tie to all together that once stuffed with toy filling, the filling would start to come out of the small gaps left between the tied pieces and it would not be very baby friendly.  I then took my own steps to remedy this problem and made an inner cube.  I cut out pieces of plain cotton and made a slightly smaller cube which I filled with toy stuffing and hand stitched the final side closed.  The inner cube was then placed inside the fleece cube and it felt more sturdy and the toy stuffing would not be able to escape.

If you fancy making your own click the link below to go to the instructions on Craftbits.com website

How to make your own