Welcome to my day of the "Stitch It and Gift It" blog hop.
I'd like to give a big shout out to Carla, our hostess with the mostess.
Thanks to you, I'm ready to give.
And that's a great feeling!
I'm working a little backwards, for this hop.
You see, I was "gifted" a wonderful set of "Tool Time" fabrics
designed by Bernie, for "Blank Quilting".
(Her mother in law was at a quilt retreat with me a couple of years)
My retreat gals knew I would love these fabrics and they were not wrong.
While I was pondering what to do for this hop, I looked up and saw them
on the shelf and...the rest is history, as they say.
Part of the line included a soft baby book.
Each page filled with bright and fun tool designs.
This became my starting point!
Next, I needed a baby quilt to go along with it.
Giving credit where credit is due,
Last month during the Nifty Novelties blog hop,
"Quilted Delights" posted a quilt that was perfect for my project.
You can see that post
It's a great way to use all these fun fabrics.
I adapted it a bit, to use a border row of tool pouches.
Check out this backing print. It's a toss up what side I like best!
What a great gift for a new little guy...
...or girl, there will be no stereotyping here!
I was given a yard of each of these fabrics, so there was plenty left!
What to do, what to do???
Loving the tool border print, I made a tool bag.
I still have nightmares of stepping on Lego's in the middle of the night.
While this won't make anyone actually put them into it,
it might make it more fun to do so, anyway!
But, there are buttons and drawstrings to close the bag. That isn't something
you would want to give a baby, so....
...this is becoming a gift that keeps on growing with a child.
These burrito pillowcases are always a hit.
And so easy to make.
There are loads of free instructions online.
My favorite is
Of course the best way to show off these "tooling" fun prints, is with this sweet
"Funky Friends Factory" bear.
I love Pauline's adorable soft toys.
Even if your not familiar with sewing soft toys, she's got tutorials and videos,
that walk you through the process.
Check it out
I've got a great gift for that special someone, when I need it now.
Can you believe I still have some fabric left.
Not a lot of any of it, but I betting you can come up with some ideas
of what to add to this.
This has sparked me and now I need to go shopping for something with pink in it.
(OK, so maybe I do stereotype just a little bit)
I like having "ready to gift" things on hand. What about you?
You will want to visit my fellow bloggers today and get a peek at their "gifty" ideas.
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til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'