Wednesday, 20 February 2013

New babies!

My good friend Vicki recently had twin boys, and babies are the best excuse to get crafty!  Especially since all of my mini-sewing tends to be in shades of pink and purple (being all that the small person will consider) it's nice to break out the blue!

I knew she had lots of clothes already (she has another 2 boys as well) so I decided to make some blankets instead.

I bought Cath Kidston's Make book before Christmas and as soon as I saw this vintage style racing car template I knew it was perfect!

As ever, I was short of time (and late with the gift!), so I simplified the template slightly so that i could machine applique these rather than doing it by hand.

The blankets are pram sized and I used cotton for the tops and winceyette for a lovely soft underneath.  The wheels are scraps of brown needlecord with calico for the beige pieces, and the reds and blues are remnants of twill (stashbusting too!).

I'm really happy with they way they came out and my friend loves them!  The twins love to be swaddled and apparently the weight of these are perfect for it.