Friday, May 27, 2011
My very dear friend George is having a baby sometime in the next couple of weeks and I wanted to send something for the baby in a newborn size.
Not knowing if the baby is a boy or girl yet, I chose to applique a kimono-style onsie with this toadstool design.
I drew the toadstool pattern (still obsessing about toadstools!) on to some paper and cut it out, then used it to cut out the pieces from fabric. I appliqued the pieces to the onsie using hand applique (you could machine applique this easily too).
I also made a little tag using the same applique pattern to cut out the toadstool from fabric and glue-stick to stick all the pieces down to a small piece of light cardboard.
If you want to know some more about hand applique there are some great tutorials around on Youtube and on other blogs. Here are a couple of videos from Youtube that show the method I use - the needle turn method. There are other methods around including one which uses freezer paper and spray starch, which I am going to try.
I want to wish my friend Georgie a safe and swift delivery and I can't wait to hear if the baby is a girl or boy - I have some other crafty plans in store for him or her :).