Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Sewing for Jacob."


The sun is shining here at Kainga today. It is lovely to receive some rain the past couple of days though, we need to fill the rainwater tanks etc.

 Jacob has got lots of home sewn items lately. I was given some white stretch knit fabric from a lady who was de-stashing so I made up four little shirts with different dinosaur designs on the front. I also found a lovely pattern for a patchwork ball. I remember these being made up many years ago by the patchwork ladies who met at the local neighbourhood centre.

The pattern is from the February 2014 issue of the Homespun magazine. I used some hexagon papers that I printed from the Internet and made them up without the glue, I much prefer the original way of making them. It was much appreciated by Ainsley and Julian as they had looked for a little ball that morning when they were shopping. Jacob grabbed it and smiled. It is the perfect size for him to play with.

 The other project I wanted to make was a baby block. I purchased a piece of foam and cut it up into three pieces with a hole in the centre one for a jingle bell to go in. Using the electric kitchen knife is perfect for cutting foam.

 I used six designs from the Furry Friends Madeira kit. You stitch out the designs then use a piece of velcro to make the design fluffy or you can use a steel brush.

The block is 6 inches by 6 inches finished.These blocks can be made without the embroidery if you haven't got a embroidery machine. A quick easy present to make for a little one.

I must mention that Nutex has kindly replaced the panel, I received a parcel from them yesterday with a extra panel so Jacob will have two books to read. I also heard back from Anita the stall holder, she was willing to refund the money if I hadn't heard from Nutex. Good news all round.

Happy days.
Bev C


Julie said...

What beautiful sewing you are doing for Little Jacob there Bev ... how wonderful to have a little grandson to sew for :-)
So pleased to read Nutex came through with another panel for you.

Christine M said...

How lucky is little Jacob having a Grandma who is making him lots of things. That was good of Nutex to replace the panel. Hopefully, this panel will work. xxx

Cheryll said...

Jacob is so lucky having a very talented Nanna! Love the animals.

Simone said...

I have not visited for a while and had forgotten just how lovely your blog is! The patchwork ball looks so tactile. I am interested in 'rusting' that you mention in a previous post. I may have to try this for myself! x

Bobbie Lynn said...

Awww, Bev,
Those are wonderful gift and what a lucky little grandson. Happy to hear about the panels too.
Your new panels or animal blocks are adorable. Love the embroidery stitching around them.
Happy sewing and it's almost the weekend too!
Bobbie Lynn

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely things for little Jacob Bev...that ball is perfect! So pleased you were able to get another panel!

Terri said...

Cute projects! Love the animal themes!

KimM said...

What a great gift for your little Jacob. Your animal blocks are adorable, too!

Fiona said...

Jacob is very lucky... I love the little ball and blocks... I remember doing blocks like that but not with lovely furry designs or bells in the middle... great fun...

debbie said...

The dinosaur shirts are so cute! Brings back a lot of memories for me. Love your blog redecorating too. xx debbie

Mrs Knitaddict said...

Every time I visit you Bev there is something to surprise me and inspire me. Your embroideries... as pretty as always. I adore those baby tops and that ball must be little Jacob's favourite! Lucky baby!!!!
Those animal blocks are so beautiful too.
Lots of love,

Nat Palaskas said...

Cute little thing for Jacob. Your machine embroidery is working very well Bev. Have a nice weekend - Hugs Nat

Julia said...

Jacob will have fun playing with what you made.
Isn't it nice to make little things again..!

Karen said...

Jacob is one lucky little boy!! Love the shirts and ball. Great idea with the embroideries to make the block!

Lin said...

Some lovely projects Bev - love the block with the bell inside. xx

melanie said...

What a lucky boy Jacob is to have such a talented nanna! I love the sewing you have done for him, just gorgeous!
I hope you have a lovely weekend :-) x