There is something very special about hearing a new baby is on the way. I didn't like dolls when I was a little girl at all. Nor,soft toys either. I loved animals.... Just as well as my dad was a vet. I used to put my rabbit Hoppity in my dolls pram and push it around the neighbourhood. I think people got used to me! In those days you were just out all day long.
But, once I had my babies I "got it!" A new baby is nothing but miraculous and totally wonderful. Those fingers,toes and tongues. Just perfect.
Three of my nieces are pregnant and a special friends daughter in law. And none of them want to know whether they are having a little boy or a little girl. So, I am trying to cover all the goalposts. Ummm. We have tried to work out a formula but no.
Just to start off with a balance I made a blue dinosaur fabric basket. This second one is perhaps not as bodged as my first attempt, the little pink one. But, I know there are little stitches covering up baby bodges.One things for sure the little ones won't notice. Neither will the new Mums .... Those first few weeks or maybe more are a blur if I remember rightly.
I used two fat quarters which are on sale in Hobbycraft at the moment at the wonderful price of £6.50 for six pieces.
I added a little pocket.
But the material would not quite stretch as far as the handles. So, I used some denim and added little bands of the dinosaur fabric. This blue basket I made in a different way. I folded the fabric in half so the lining was the same as the outside. But of course there was no way you could pop the ends of the basket in between the layers. But, I love this little detail of adding a button to attatch the handles.
I also had this little crochet ball with a little bell in the middle. I love the candy stripe colours and some more are definitely needed as I think one for each bag will make the perfect finishing touch.
It's just as well these baskets are not stretchy as I can see myself tucking more things inside as the wonderful waiting game of pregnancy continues.
Thanks for popping in and I hope you are also enjoying the gentle days of summer we are having here in Devon.