My little girl started kindergarten this week and I had hoped that would give me more time for crafts. So far, after two days of (half day) kindergarten, I’ve gotten a bit further on the little cardigan I’m knitting for her and I’m hoping to make more progress this weekend. Today, however, needed to be a sewing day.
Some good friends welcomed their new baby girl into the world two weeks ago. Later today we get to meet her and I had wanted to make something special for the baby.
I had pinned a tutorial for a cloud/rainbow toy ages ago and decided it was the perfect gift for the new baby. I had picked out the fabric (soft, silky minky for the cloud, fun geometrics for the rainbow), printed the pattern, and was ready to go for weeks now. But I’ve been dragging my feet because of the embroidery…two little black eyes and a small smile and I was avoiding a project simply because of that! So, today, with a few hours to go before we go see the baby, I buckled down and embroidered, sewed, and stuffed.
I couldn’t be happier with the result. All told it took less than an hour and it uses very little fabric. The technique is all very basic (yay!) so it was a light, fun project. My embroidery skills are very very very rusty, but I’m betting the baby won’t care. 🙂