In preparation for the impending (please let it be soon before I quite literally burst) arrival of new baby girl, I managed to make a little progress this last week on things I wanted to get made for the baby. First up, I made a Bunny Cuddly, using the pattern from Sew Magazine this month (inspired by Cara at Pink Stitches, who made this fab Racoon from the same Simplicity Pattern).
It was a pretty straightforward make, although I was a bit of a muppet and had to unpick and re-sew the arms as I hadn't placed them quite right (user error!), and now I would like to make some more, but as there is no Badger pattern, I might just have to amend one of the others, for daughter number one, maybe!!!
The other project I worked on this week, was a curtain for the baby room. Yep, I know you know I hate making curtains, but this was a pretty straightforward make and I love the fun animal print fabric, so it was surprisingly quick. On that note, the fabric was very kindly given to me by the lovely Ian from Terry's Fabrics, who contacted me last year after I commented on a blogpost by the lovely Charlotte. At the time I was suffering big time from morning sickness, and said I might need some fabric for curtains in the new year, as I was sewjo less at the time.
Ian diligently contacted me in January asking if I needed any fabric still, which I thought was very organised of him, and after a bit of indecision on the fabric, I decided to go for the animals. The primary colours work well with the alphabet trim on the blind, and there is plenty of time to be overwhelmed by the pink and girlie!
As it's such a small window I decided to make just the one curtain, it's backed with blackout lining (also supplied by Terry's Fabrics), and fingers crossed that will help the little one with her daytime naps, and save my sanity! One note of caution, don't forget to pre-wash your fabric, I did get a bit of shrinkage on mine. :o)
Please note, I haven't been paid to promote Terry's Fabrics, just given the fabrics to make the curtains, but they do have a great range of fabrics, and I can definitely see myself buying more next time I need to make curtains (and by need I mean, have to!).