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.


Mardi and Jeremey said...

You are the best friend ever! We loved our gifts last night. We are so blessed to have you in our lives.

Courtney said...

Very cute! what a great present for a sweet little boy!