I cut out the pieces using the seven colours of the rainbow, remembering the mnemonic Richard Of York Gave Battles in Vain for the seven colours, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. I needed an eighth colour and chose a brown shade to sit between the red and the indigo.
A long time ago I acquired a bag of odds bits of embroidery thread at a home ed meet up which I had held onto through several decluttering missions as I felt they would come in useful some day, this was their time. This was a great project for picking up and putting down when I had a few moments the seams were short and could be sewn in a few minutes, the most time consuming bit was untangling the threads from the messy ball they had become in their bag!
Two quick and easy presents for one year old twins!
I used this tutorial which helpfully includes a template for you to print out. I used buttonhole stitch to sew the eight big pieces together and blanket stitch to sew the two end pieces on, there is a difference between these stitches as I discovered when looking them both up a while ago!
I whipped up a couple of pairs of slouchy/pajama type trousers and a play cape for the older two and posted the whole lot off on Saturday I little late for the first of the birthdays but hey, at least they are all sorted now. I felt like a whirling dervish last week. Now I can get on with the sewing that is languishing on the back of a chair in the living room with its pins stuck in ready to catch you as you walk past.........oh and my youngest's birthday presents of course!
Joining in with Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On, head on over to see what others have been making...