Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Creative Space

Not much creativity in my space this week. This is the remnants of the baby card that I managed to whip up for my girlfriend who had a little girl named Cate last Wednesday. She was two weeks earlier than expected, but luckily, I already had some handmade baby girl pressies pre-prepared in the stash for just such an occassion.


I gave her a cute little flannel buggy wrap and some sweet little bibs in girlie prints. Once I'm settled, I'm going to attempt a patchwork floor rug. Does anyone have any tips for making these? I'm thinking of doing a cotton patchwork top, maybe a couple of polar fleece layers in the middle, but then I'm not quite sure whether I should just use cotton for the bottom layer. I just need to keep in mind that it must be really easy to wash and dry.

For lots more creativity, visit Kirsty and play along...

12 comments:

Michelle said...

I love those Fiskars hole punches - aren't they great?

The best advice I can give you about making floor rugs for kids, is to keep it fairly natural. Polar flecce is extremely flammable, and it's something to avoid with a rug if there is a gas or wood fire - if the rug gets dragged too close to the flame, then it's whoooosh and ouch.

However if an open flame isn't an issue, then I would just make a cotton top and a polarfecce bottom and tie the two together rather than quilting. Otherwise a cotton top, wool/poly blend batting and a flannel bottom is very cosy too.

Tying is the best method for floor rugs - it's quick and not at all fussy and it looks pretty good too!

potty mouth mama said...

Well even if there's not a lot of creativity going on (I find that very hard to believe!), it's very pretty over at yours. Love all those gorgeous colours together.

I had read somewhere someone did polar fleece, but Michelle has explained why not to, so there goes my suggestion.

Onegirl was making a gorgeous rug/throw/picnic quilt a while ago (I think)..

katiecrackernuts said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes. Congrats to your friend. Special to have a gift for her daughter from you. Cate with a C is such a nice twist on the tradiitonal Kate. I always wanted to be Kate with a C ... but have grown to love Kate with a K. I sat next to a Cate at work. Hilarious Cate/Kate issues.

Kirsty said...

A stash of ready made baby gifts is wonderful. I'm always scrambling around at the last minute trying to make stuff super quickly.

Missie Krissie said...

Yep go to One girl! I wish I had a girl so I could make that beautiful floor rug. Although it looks a bit involved for me! lol

sewfunky said...

What a beautiful way to spell Cate! I love it. It almost makes me want to have another girl... not! ;)

Courtney said...

nothing better than a handmade baby card! I think all bubbys things should be handmade with pure love hehe
cute post hun

xoxo
Courtney

Megan: The Byron Life said...

Sounds like you have more than enough banked-up creative projects and future projects on the boil to get you through any quiet patches along the way!
Also like the colour combo in this post - it's very you!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

A handmade baby card is a lovely thought. It will beat all those duplicate commercial ones that turn up!

I was given a lovely floor rug when Bargy was born. It was made out of flannelette and was ever so soft and washed like a dream. It was brilliant. The downside is that flannelette is also supposed to be flammable (anything with a slight pile, I think). Still we managed not to catch Bargy alight!

flossy-p said...

You've been busy!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Cam the buggy wrap and bibs are gorgeous!! I love making cards that is a big part of my little business actually lol. I have to agree that Fiskars punches are the best.
Regards
Michelle
Bohemian Gypsy

Sherrin said...

I love these prints and colours. Very pretty. No idea about quilting, but I do like Cate with a 'C'. :o)