Presents for Isla

There was a bit of excitement at Gather HQ last week as we both became aunties again! Isla Lily finally made her appearance last Friday - is there a better reason than a new baby to get crafting? No. I made a pair of rain clouds for the nursery (at the request of the new mama - I made similar for my first son) to hang over the cot.

Sandra made this adorable bear (she’s a pretty mean knitter, I’m in awe - my knitting skills extend to squares or rectangles in garter stitch…). You can find the pattern in this book

Both the clouds and the teddy were made over a long period of time - grabbing a few minutes here and there in order to finish in time. They’ll be off to their new owner shortly where I’m sure they’ll be cherished! There’s something so lovely about making baby gifts and there are endless patterns and ideas out there and on pinterest to inspire (which is lucky as I’ve got three more baby gifts to make before the year is out. Maybe it’s time I improved my knitting…!)

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