We had a lovely visit with Paul’s cousin today. I immediately thought of her when I saw that fabric in the store a little while ago. It is actually not quite as pale as in the picture but rather a light sage tone, and it is covered with the English and Latin names of different fruits and herbs. So I thought it would be perfect for a nice pair of oven mitts. And since it is baking season right now… I hope you’ll have lots of fun with them, Angela! 🤗
There was another baby born last month, so another cuddly toy was needed. This time I chose to make a dragon. I went for knotted paws again (this time I made sure they were long enough for easy knotting… 😋) and he also got the same striped belly as Pepe’s little bear. The pieces were a bit more intricate, especially the wings and the spikes along the back, but the fleece’s stretch was helpful and somewhat forgiving while flipping and assembling everything. The head got a little bit of padding, but overall it’s another really flabby fellow. But a cute one, isn’t he?! 🤗 So, sweet little Jakob, I hope you’ll like your new friend!
The initial inspiration for the dragon came from these two fabrics that Paul found a few months ago. Beer-drinking knights might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking of babies, but I think they’re a great motif for a bib – so that’s what I made as well. 😉
I also wanted to add something for Victoria, Jakob’s older sister, before sending the parcel. Pre-Christmas season in Germany is also Plätzchen season and assuming that the 5-year-old lady enjoys baking I chose to make a little apron. The dimensions are mostly identical to Yannick’s apron plus some extra length of course. The tiny strawberries are maybe not exactly a winter theme but I just liked the pattern so much. For an extra girly touch I also added some pink scallops to the front pocket and I find they make for a really charming detail!
Congratulations to the whole family again to the arrival of the youngest one!! 💛
We had a themed party for the little monster’s first birthday: we all transformed into elves! 🙂
After finishing their Halloween costumes (which I’ll show you very soon…) I went through my growing pile of fleece leftovers and found six different colors that looked really nice together – four hats for the four of us, plus two for Oma and Opa who are currently visiting. The guys got little leaves to decorate their hats, the ladies got flowers – just like in “Ben and Holly’s little kingdom”, the kids show which served as inspiration for the party. My mom was a really great help making them!
But no party without a cake! The big monster and I baked a nice pink (and very manly!) ladybug.
The birthday boy was still a bit sleepy from his nap when he first saw the result, but he liked the chocolate crumbs and the raspberry-whipped cream.
And aren’t these hats quite becoming?! Everybody seemed to enjoy wearing them…
To my surprise, even the kids kept them on after tea time and continued their play wearing their special birthday headgear… 😉