Thursday, 15 July 2010

Baby Crinkle Tag Toy

My little niece is so lucky. And so am I. There I was with lots of scraps leftover and have no idea what to do with them. So off I go blog hopping looking and reading at the wonderful things other ladies are making when I just went ah-hah! a tag toy!! but need ribbons. Darn!

Off to Hokko the next day for a few selections. And lo and behold. I have taken step by step tutorial pictures on how to make a crinkly tag toy for babies/toddlers.

What you will need

Two rectangle pieces of fabric (you can make it any shape you want really)
plastic bag
needle and thread

Step One:
Cut your plastic bag to your fabric size.

Step 2:
Sandwich you plastic in between your fabric. Make sure your fabric is facing inside. so fabric (facing upwards) plastics and fabric (facing downward)

Ok I have made an oopsie here. Before you do this step. Make sure you do step 3 & 4 first. apologies

Step 3:
Pin all your ribbons. In any way you like.

Step 4:
Do remember to give a bit of allowance for the seam. Satin ribbons tend to fray.

Step 5:
When you sew, remember to leave an opening easy enough for you to flip the tag toy inside out. And be careful of pins. I pricked myself so many times I cried.

Step 6:
Remove all pins. Flatten your toy and sew the opening close.

Enjoy the crinkly crinkle of your tag toy

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Busy Wednesday Part 3

My last stop was Rozi's house. Another visit to see baby and bearing some more gifts. The pair of booties, baby books and a jolly phonics book and cd. A great start from 0-2 years.

Trying out the panorama option on my camera


Ooooo I think it's coming outtt

Oooo that feels ickyyy

Must concentrate on poopinggg


Pretty shoes

Prefect Fit

Very cozy to sleep in by the looks of it

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Busy Wednesday Part 2

My little slice of heaven or my very own Santa's Workshop. Where I make little bit of stitching here and there. And of course this little spot is in a bigger room which we call the junk room. Coz it still has our junk when we first moved in and its where we iron clothes as well as dump laundry and its also our closet. Embarrasing really. Anyhoo, I picked up this book when MrBear and I went for our after dinner walk in Regent Square with our friend Shirley and her son JJ. I found it while perusing magazines in the $1 bin. Well it wasn't in the bargain bin, more like on the bookcase next to it.

Very informative book. But still need hands on practicals to fully understand.

My sewing machine, my serger, my little sewing box and my book. I took the painting from the dining room wall because its pretty and I needed a background. Looks better than a plain wall.