Am currently making 5 soft play blocks for her with blue swatches of material. I've stitched a letter onto each block, which together spells her name. I hope that it will help her learn to spell her name before she's in school, and in a fun way. I may stitch numbers onto the blocks too, to help her learn to count to 5.
Also want to make an advent calendar, but like a washing line with pegs, and attached to each peg is a sock numbered between 1 and 25. The idea is that you hang a sock every day until you get to xmas, or put a chocolate inside each sock and the kids eat one on each day.
Thanks ladies. Every nice word means a lot to me, because I studied textiles at school for five years, and I was crap I hadn't sewed anything more than trouser hems since, and only started again once LO was born, and it was only because she needed the things I made and we couldn't afford to buy them.
My MIL has since bought me a little handheld sewing machine, and I have a bag full of material and sewing tools. I've done a complete 180! I never would have thought it. But if it encourages anyone; the things I make are all very easy; they have to be because I don't know how to do that much with a needle and thread!
The pram blanket and taggy aren't from the sites I've already listed, but let me know if you want advice on making them. I'd like to make a little Humpty Dumpty too (http://www.ikatbag.com/2009/07/humpty-dumpty.html), but it looks really complicated because he has detachable limbs and his body splits in half to reveal the inside of the egg. It's really sweet, and the lady says it's simple, but it doesn't look it! I get psyched out very easily, because my skills are very basic
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