Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Present for the cutest little baby boy I know.
I love this fabric. I think it speaks to me since my Dad is a firefighter. Hopefully they will like it too.
I think I need to redo the ball. Flannel frays so bad!!! I have never tried to make a ball out of it, and I zigzag finished the edges where I would be stuffing it, so it wouldnt, but that made it even worse when it pulled the stitches out. Next time I will use just fraycheck instead of zigzag stitches. It started fraying so bad when I was stuffing it, I just hand sewed it up so it wouldnt get any worse, then when I was pressing it to give it a good shape and compact the filling- it got smaller inside than I like. I will probably still give it to him, since I dont have time right now to make another one, and just tell his Mommy that I will replace it. It is still great for playing with- in fact I have had to wrestle it out of Kenadee's hands a couple times!
I worked really hard trying to get the blanket to line up perfectly so that when you fold it - it is all even. Gave it rounded edges as I think they look better, and double topstitched all the way around because I think it finishes it nicely.