And the Winner is comment #4: Cherie! Thank you all for the ideas about the silk, for visiting my blog and dropping me a word.
I have made a set of small baby rattles for the Sew Mama Sew giveaway.
About me: After living in North America for the past several years, our family has recently moved to South America, specifically to Chile. We are all adapting to our new life. Amalia, who is five years old, is doing fantastic and is speaking Gringo Spanish remarkly well, after being plunged into the deep end of kindergarten mid-school year, and being surrounded by a gaggle of eager spanish speaking kids. She thankfully swam and is thriving, despite a couple of adjustment issues we are still working on. The younger child, was only months old when we moved, and as such has no idea of his early voyages.
I am yet to find a source of quilting cottons around here, and shipping charges from overseas are killing me, so I am eyeing my stash carefully. I recently came across this idea of making a rattle set for a baby, where each rattle has a different number of bells inside. Yesterday, while buying some art materials, I saw a bag of bells for sale, so I quickly assembled three sets today. One for my baby boy, one for a Christmas present for a friend's baby, and one for you.
I used a set of precut 4'' cotton squares I recently bought on Ebay for the pillow bodies, and some quilting red fabric I had left over from making Christmas decorations for the numbers. Fusible web, the bells and cotton wool stuffing was all I needed to add to make these cute little rattles. As you can guess by now, the "1" rattle has one bell inside, the "2" rattle has two bells, and so forth. They all sound slightly different and I am looking forward to the baby's reaction when trying them.
So, if you would like to enter to win one of these sets of rattles, please leave a comment on this post. That is all! It would help me if you told me the initial of the baby you have in mind for the rattles, as I will then personalize the rattles storage bag, but it is not a requirement. Also, as an aside, please tell me what I can make with two yards of plain red silk dupioni I have been stashing for the last two years... Any ideas? A Bag? Quilting with silk? Please let me know of any project you may have seen using silk!
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Open internationally, ends Friday December 16 at 5 pm PST (our old time zone, sniff sniff). I will select a winner randomly, who I will e-mail on Friday, and who I hope will get back to me within 48 hrs. If not I will draw another name. I will update this post with the winner's name. Please make sure you have a way of being contacted.