Mummy & Daddy Viking are getting ready to welcome Baby Viking. Still 2 months before due date, but there’s DIY going on in their home, involving plastering, painting, and laying parquet.
I’m keeping busy here and starting to prepare a few things. My first crafting project being inspired by
Two different series of farmyard animal fabric squares. Which I sliced and sashed
I won’t bore you with all the pages . . . you get the idea! Then quilted and assembled to make a cloth book.
Assembly didn’t go quite as expected, but I honestly don’t think Baby Viking will be criticising grandma’s sewing (at least I hope not!). A lovely bright green and some purple for the cover – 2 of grandma’s favourite colours. And pig prints on front and back because Daddy Viking loves pigs.
The inside looks like this.
There are a total of 16 pictures in this book, for Baby Viking, and a matching green silicon teething flower.
While on a roll . . . and because my English niece is expecting a baby boy in September. The cover in orange (another of my favourite colours).
I changed my page assembly technique for the orange book. And there are only 12 pictures in this one.
I bet you’re wondering what that little orange tag thing is for, aren’t you? Well, that was something that didn’t go according to plan. There’s always something, isn’t there? The plan was to add a tag and popper so this book could be kept fastened shut. Unfortunately, I didn’t take into account the thickness of the closed book (with all those wadded pages) . . . and my tag was too short. I couldn’t remove it because that would have meant messing up my seams . . . so it’s just there, for no reason other than for people to wonder why it’s there. I’m sure my future great nephew will find a use for it. Possibly something to chew on, or simply to fiddle with while turning the pages?