Sunday, February 2, 2014

3D Flower taggy and other baby sewing

Some nights grandmas have sleepness nights so rather than waste the time I often do my best thinking during those non sleeping hours and came up with this idea for a 3D taggy  for my granddaughter who loves textures and colours.   I knew that one day there would be a use for all those scraps that are quickly multiplying in my sewing room.  Instead of using ribbons sewn into the edges of fabric the petals can be grabbed and flipped - hence the 3D effect - by small hands.  

Those scraps  have also come in handy to cover foam blocks.   I have put them away for the moment until she is a bit bigger.

Bub, her mummy and I went fabric shopping last week and the dress and little knickers - still to be fitted with elastic around the legs which I will do tomorrow when I have bubs to measure  her -  are the result of our expedition.    Fabric was also purchased to make rompers for when the weather is cooler.  

Still no grab ball finished yet as I thought that I had stronger thread to sew it altogether so that will need another trip to the fabric shop.  

Back soon and in the meantime happy sewing.


Ondrea said...

Oh my! You really have been busy girl! Great ideas too. Lucky bubs having such a creative grandma.

Shirlwin said...

Your little GD is lucky having you for a Nana:) I love, love the blocks!!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Wow Karen, I have scrolled back to the picture of the quilt. You are making up for lost time and making the absolute best of your retirement. Lovely work! Thanks for the link for the fabric boxes too. Your little Grandie is going to have some special gifts from you. Hugs, Sandy.