Sometimes I'll have made it for my home, sometimes to sell at Sunbow Designs, sometimes for a gift, and sometimes it'll be something that the children have made. Sometimes I'll do a tutorial, and other times I'll just post a picture and a brief description.
I'm going to start off with this handmade felt baby mobile.
A friend recently adopted a baby, and to congratulate the new family, the toddler group in the village decided to put together a hamper for them. I opted to source a mobile for baby's bedroom.
A quick scoot on pinterest for some ideas, a quick trip to Hobbycraft for the materials and a couple of hours sewing over half term and we have a moon and stars mobile. I helped make some Christmas decorations for the school Christmas fair, and they were sewn with blanket stitch in gold metallic thread, which I thought looked really special, so for this mobile I used silver metallic thread... I think it adds a certain Je ne sais quoi. It turns out I didn't attach the stars terribly well, the thread un-knotted and slipped through a couple of times, but my friend says that she's sorted it. I love the effect, but if I was going to do it again I'd probably add another cross at the top so that there were eight strands of stars. Or I'd hang them from a ring so that I could put as many strands of stars on as I'd like.
Now I have to get my thinking cap on for a suitable "welcome to the world" gift for my next nephew or niece, who is due at the end of March, so could make an appearance at any time now!