Saturday, 30 March 2013

A Mini Present for a New Baby

A Mini Present for a New Baby
I've been thinking of all things small this week as my daughter and son-in-law had their first baby, an adorable wee girl. I wanted to make a special present for her, so looked through my stash of minis and wool and materials and came up with this - a shadow box of miniature 'girly' things!
  The background I papered with gift wrapping paper, white with tiny pink hearts, that was perfectly in scale for this little box. The actual display area in the frame is 2 1/2 inches square by 1 inch deep so I didn't have much room to deal with.
  The onesie outfit I made from a pale pink baby facecloth and stuck it to the back wall of the shadow box.
  The fairy doll was naked - I cut up a pink artificial flower and used the petals to make a dress, hat and wings, sprinkled them with silver glitter and glued them to the doll. The hair is white bunka I unraveled to make it curly.
  I had the china teaset in my minis stash.
  The ball I knitted out of DMC embroidery thread that was a variegated pink, and stuffed it with fibrefill.
  Last but not least was the clown. If you'd like to make one, there are instructions on my blog in the 'How to Make' section.
  I'll be wrapping this present carefully and stowing it in my hand luggage when I fly to Germany in two weeks to meet my granddaughter for the first time! Can't wait!


  1. That is adorable and congratulations on your little granddaughter

  2. What a sweet gift and certainly one of a kind. Once again, congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter!

    1. Thank you very much, Lucille. It's exciting times for our family!