Just before Christmas, I whipped up a couple of pairs of baby boy shorts. Not as exciting as toys, but let's face it, to a one year old, the wrapping paper is what usually gains their attention. I'd love to be able to say that I made re-usable wrapping for all my presents, but sadly not last year.
Once again, I used the Mud Puddle Splashers by Fishsticks Designs. I've lost track of how many Mud Puddle Splashers I've made. Tells you how much I like the pattern...
- checked shorts
- shorts for charity sewing
- denim shorts with stitching
- shorts refashioned from pants
- shorts with fabric designed at Spoonflower
- board shorts refashion
- decorative stitching on pockets and hem
Shorts never seem to sit well unless they're being worn. I'd love to be able to show pics of the shorts being modelled, but when the little recipient lives on the other side of the country, it's a tad hard. I haven't even met this little guy yet. Hopefully it will happen in the not too distant future.
Last year, I was lucky enough to score a 5 yard bundle of Four Corners fabric, by the talented ladies at Simple Simon and Co. They were having an Instagram sale, and I just couldn't resist. Even including the cost of postage all the way from the U.S. and taking into consideration the exchange rate at the time, I still saved heaps on what it would cost me to purchase here. I'm not even sure it's for sale in Australia yet?
I love the black and white arrow fabric. It's the first of the five Four Corners fabrics I've cut into. The fabric on the blue shorts is one that's been sitting in my stash for ages. I decided I'd make them both with a geometric theme.
My other present to this little boy was totally practical, too - baby wash cloths. Do you go for practical or fun when giving presents?