I’m breaking my summer blogging fast to show you a little something special that I made… oh, it’s not much at all… but the thought behind it is huge!!!
Amazing sweet Victoria of As It Seams asked me to be part of a little secret and I just couldn’t say no. I’ve been questioning my blogging goals lately… What used to be fun and exciting had turned into a stressful little endeavour in the last few months. I knew I needed a break and some time to re-evalute things…
I’m still not exactly sure where La gang à Nat will lead me, but I do know that it must be a vehicle by which I connect with creative and altruistic friends from around the world. And Victoria’s idea was exactly that: she proposed creating a heartfelt gift for someone very special.
That someone special is Rachel from Stitched Together. Rachel will be welcoming a new little baby any day now. I have been an avid reader of Rachel’s blog for nearly a year and treasure her beautiful sewing and detailed posts. I have to admit, I’m not sure that Rachel knows who I am… but isn’t that the beauty of blogs? We don’t always know the people that we touch, but our images, our words, our thoughts and our sewing have the potential to create such strong connections! And besides, maybe it’s time I finally introduced myself to Rachel…. Hi Rachel!!!! 🙂
To welcome this sweet little babe, this happy little cloud will be joining 7 other decorations in order to form a one of a kind baby mobile.
You can read more background on Victoria’s idea HERE.
Contrary to popular belief, clouds are actually hard to make!! All those curves and tight squeezes are no easy task for a pressed and at times impetuous sewist like me! This quirky little guy was actually attempt number 2… My friend Hayley, whose sewing skills I greatly respect pointed out that you can go from a puffy billowy cloud to an ugly pile of poop in no time! Hopefully I am closer to puff than poop Hayley???
The front of the little cloud is mysterious linen from my stash (I seem to have a lot of those!). The back is made from my precious Mountain and Valley, Origami Oasis by Tamara Kate of Michael Miller Fabrics, being released this month. On my recent trip to NYC with fellow sewing bloggers, I met with the fabulous Kait Witte of Michael Miller Fabrics and was given a yard of this gorgeous fabric. I hope the beautiful colours will appeal to Rachel’s little one!
Hop over to these seven other blogs to see all the other precious little ornaments that will join Little Cloud!
Victoria at As It Seams
An at Straightgrain
Suz at Sewpony
Heidi at Elegance and Elephants
Gail at Probably Actually
Kristen at Skirt as Top
Sanae at Sanae Ishida