I try to read other people’s blogs and make a comment when something catches my eye…
Yesterday I was reading Mallory Murray’s blog ” Modern Mind, Vintage Heart- Handcrafted, Homemade, Heartfelt” a blog also on WordPress.
On February 17th Mallory posted an crafty idea that I had never seen before and it took my fancy. It can be found at the link the the bottom of this post.
It’s a little square of fabric that has little loops of ribbon sticking out that babies and play with, feel and suck. What a great idea !
A neighbour just down the street had a baby boy at Christmas time, so this unusual idea really appealed to me. I resolved to make it some time.
Today my teeth are feeling better and some medication is helping with the cold so after a nap this morning I bought my sewing machine out to the dining room table so that a friend could sew a little project that she had planned, and she had a few scraps of fabric left over, which I duly scrounged err, I mean recycled quickly into a little gift for our little newest little neighbour.
Thanks Mallory for the inspiration…. this took no time at all to stitch, if you don’t count the time it took me to re-pin the ribbons so that the loops were on the inside with the tails sticking out, when the right sides of the fabric were together. (Luckily the penny dropped before I actually started sewing.)
I did take one change and one short-cut. The change was to add two thin pieces of fabric to the inside of the square to make it a bit firmer. The short-cut was I found that it easier to leave a little unsewn piece between the last ribbon and the corner on two sides, this meant that when I turned it though afterwards that I would have had to fashion those two edges back into a corner.
It was more fuss that I was up for with this cold and a simple tuck under on the diagonal was quicker and easier so I did that instead.
Cool little project and fun to stitch. Thanks!
Here’s the link to Mallory’s page and the original idea.