My second grandson Liam was born a few weeks ago in Bangkok. He is the dearest little boy. I can't help marvelling at how he seemed to change and grow before my very eyes while I was there. Here he is just 3 weeks old.
On one of his first outings, Liam Cindy and I visited Pretty Quilt Shop a nearby quilt shop - a rare find in Bangkok - and we found some eye-catching black and white printed fabric. Tiny babies see contrasts most easily so the black and white fabric, seemed perfect for making a simple little cloth book - one for Liam and one for his cousin Jake who was born just 6 weeks earlier.
|Cotton quilting fabrics.|
|The starry fabric showed through from the back|
two rows of buttonhole stitch as a line stitch which I liked, but I had no time to experiment with it first. In the end I stuck to good old chain stitch and a single red line added a focus and a bit of pizzaz. I still like the idea of the blanket stitch as a line stitch and want to try it sometime. Don't you think the unexpected wavy lines of this fabric are rather fun?
|The front and back cover pages|
|Embroidering the faces - our last page!|
Apparently babies recognise faces very early on. Its got something to do with the spacing of the eyes, the nose and the mouth. Liam's dad Paul is very talented and he dashed out a number of faces for us to choose from. It was hard to choose just one, but we did and we embroidered the outlines with stem stitch.
And here are the two books, stitched together just hours before I flew back to Cape Town.
I'd love to receive your comments and also hear about any cloth books or quiet books you have made.