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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Baby Quilt on: May 27, 2018 12:42:55 AM
Hi Craftsters,

As part of a basket full of baby gifts, I made this double sided cotton baby quilt.
Each side has 9 by 9 squares of 10 by 10 cm (4 by 4 inches).















I used all kinds of (mainly small) pieces of cotton fabric from my stash.
And I hand-sewed all crossings of both layers together, with the fiberfill in between, in almost invisible stitches.

(I cut hundreds more of these cotton squares, because I plan on making more of these baby quilts.)

I hope you like it.
BeaG
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Baby Teething Rings with Rabbit Ears on: May 21, 2018 02:14:29 AM
Hi Craftsters,

As part of a basket full of baby gifts, I made these baby teething rings with fleece rabbit ears.

I saw the idea in several places online and decided to draw my own pattern.
I used store bought wooden teething rings and fleece from my stash.
I sewed the fabric right sides in, left a small opening, turned, and top stitched.







The rabbit ears can be removed when they need to be washed.
They are made in one piece and have just been folded around the teether.

I hope you like them.
BeaG
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Baby Bibs on: May 15, 2018 10:50:41 AM
Hi Craftsters,

As part of a basket full of baby gifts, I made these baby bibs.
I used cotton prints for the fronts and white cotton terry cloth for the back.

I looked at several examples on Pinterest and then drew my own pattern.
I sewed the layers together inside out, left a small opening for turning, turned, and then top stitched around the edges.
And then I added a snap closure.











I hope you like them.
BeaG



PS: I made matching burb cloths and shoulder burb cloths.




4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Baby Shoulder Burb Cloths on: May 15, 2018 10:46:51 AM
Hi Craftsters,

As part of a basket full of baby gifts, I made these baby shoulder burb cloths.
I used cotton prints for the fronts and white cotton terry cloth for the back.

I looked at several examples on Pinterest and then drew my own pattern.
I sewed the layers together inside out, left a small opening for turning, turned, and then top stitched around the edges.









I hope you like them.
BeaG



PS: I made matching burb cloths and bibs.




5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Baby Burb Cloths on: May 15, 2018 10:43:20 AM
Hi Craftsters,

As part of a basket full of baby gifts, I made these baby burb cloths.
I used cotton prints for the fronts and white cotton terry cloth for the back.

For the pattern I drew a simple rectangle and then rounded the edges corners.
I sewed the layers together inside out, left a small opening for turning, turned, and then top stitched around the edges.









I hope you like them.
BeaG



PS: I made matching shoulder burb cloths and bibs.



6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crocheted Chicky and Ball (with link to my Ball crochet pattern!) on: April 23, 2018 08:23:12 AM
Hi Craftsters,

As part of a basket full of baby gifts I made this Chicky (NOT my own design) and Ball (my own pattern).

You can find my Ball crochet pattern in my online album:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/made_by_beag/41712598672/



If you follow my work, you might have seen Chicky before.
I made her several times over the years.
The very first time was back in 1984, when I was pregnant with my son.
The pattern came from a Dutch magazine.







I also made plenty of these balls over the years.
I used my own pattern for them. It is stuffed ball, with a bell inside.



Here they are one more time together (since I had so much fun with the photo shoot).



I hope you like them.
Kind regards,
BeaG
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Baby gift basket (I made the lining) on: April 17, 2018 02:56:00 PM
Hi Craftsters,

I made the lining for this store bought picnic basket out of 100% natural Scottish linen.







I then filled it with lots of handmade baby gifts for our neighbors who are in their mid thirties and just had a beautiful little baby girl.
I will post each of the individual projects on their own in the coming weeks.

I had no pattern for the lining and basically just winged it.
I'll try and explain how I did that.

1. I laid a piece of pattern tracing paper on the bottom of the basket and with my hands pushed it into the edges of the bottom part. I then took out the piece of paper, folded it twice and cut the corners. This way all four corners were the same.

2. I used that pattern piece to cut out a piece of foam and two pieces of fabric. I made the fabric pieces about an inch bigger all around. I then sandwiched them, with the foam in the middle en basted along the edge of the foam, pulling it as flat as possible between the layers of fabric, so I could sew closely around the foam.

3. For the sides I measured around the bottom part and around the outer part of the top.
I also measured the height, from the bottom until around the top edge, including extra height to make a tunnel for the cord. I made sure I had a little extra width, because the sides would not be a perfect fit and I needed room for random pleats.

4. I made two halves and sewed them together in the middle, at the side of the basket.
I then sewed the entire lining to the bottom part.

5. I cut out parts for where the fabric needed to go around the handle (on both sides). And I cut a strip of fabric that I used as a bias binding to sturdy those holes.

6. I then made the tunnels for the cord.

7. I made the cord by cutting long 4cm wide strips of fabric, folding the outsides towards the middle (1cm each) and then folding the strip again with the edges on the inside. That way I got a flat cord of 1cm width.
I cut extra cord to attach the lids to the basket (the store bought basket had ugly plastic/metal attachments that I didn't like).

8. I used a safety pin to push the cord (cut in half) through the tunnels, one on each side of the basket, finished the edges with zigzag stitches and tied them into bows.
This way the fabric lining can be removed to be washed.

9. I used the extra cord I made to attach the lids to the basket. That wasn't as easy as it sounds, because there was very little space to push them through. I tied them into knots and secured the knots with a couple of hand stitches.

English isn't my first language, so I hope nothing got lost in translation.
If you still have questions, feel free to ask!

I hope you like my basket with home made lining.
BeaG


(Edited on May 27:) And here are all its contents:
- Crocheted chicky and ball:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454813.0
- Burb cloths:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454960.0
- Shoulder burb cloths:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454961.0
- Bibs:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454962.0
- Teething rings with rabbit ears:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454999.0
- Quilt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455053.0
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / 'Welcome Baby' Cards on: April 06, 2018 02:17:15 PM
More cards...





Basically a simple card design. With real (paper) bunting.
A bit fiddly.
Just stuck the bunting down with those double sided tape squares you use for photo's, but cut them into smaller parts.
Then cut the bunting off at the edges of the card.
Added a little paper glue where needed (bare thread ends, etc.).
The text is store bought letter stickers (old stash, can't find them for sale anymore).

'Welkom' is Dutch for 'welcome'.

I hope you like them!

Feel free to copy the idea.

9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Airplane Cards on: April 03, 2018 10:23:53 AM
I proudly present my airplane cards:



I was looking for an idea for cards for men/boys and came up with airplanes.
I found some silhouettes online, did some editing, mainly resizing, in Photoshop and printed them. I then traced them on recycled cardboard, cut those out and used them over and over again as a template.
Like I said in a previous post, I don't use fancy machines, just recycled cardboard templates (even for the sun and moon), pencil and scissors. And double sided sticky foam tape for the 3D effect.

You can find a picture of my airplane templates in that previous post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454623.msg5485110#msg5485110



I made the 'moons' out of mother of pearl colored cardstock.





A different shape airplane. I made more of these too, but didn't take any more pictures.





I hope you like them.
BeaG
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Butterfly Cards (and Heart Cards) on: March 30, 2018 08:49:55 AM
Hi everyone,
I have made dozens of Butterfly Cards in the past few years.
Here are a few examples:











I drew a simple design of a butterfly on recycled cardboard (cereal box), cut it out and used it as a template over and over again.
(To make sure the butterfly was the same on both sides, I drew half of it on a piece of paper that I had folded in half, cut it out, folded it open, and then traced it on the cardboard.)
For each card I traced and cut three of those butterflies out of some fancy kind of paper.
I also decorated the card with some fancy kind of paper.
This is a nice way to use up your paper scraps.
I carefully scored the backside of the butterflies with scissors at the sides of its body, folded the wings forward and only glued the body part of the butterflies to the card, with a simple paper glue.
Easy!

Feel free to copy this idea!
BeaG


Edited to add the next day:
A variation, with hearts instead of butterflies.

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