Friday, 26 August 2011

When hard work pays off...

I finished the baby bedding yesterday, I'm really happy with the way it turned out and wanted to share with you what it looks like...


I have been doing lots of sewing, applique and embroidery for the past few days and I feel like it's finally paid off. I tried to keep it as simple and as fresh looking as possible with accents of feminine colour.

For those wondering I used a tiny £60 sewing machine from Argos which has been brilliant! I hand stitched the applique on to the bedding and then hand embroidered the 'cross stitch' with the brown for extra decoration and to bring it alive.


I knew I wanted a bird Incorporated in the design and here's what the little birdie looks like with it's pretty bow! :)



Here's the heart decoration I gave you a sneak peak of in a previous post...


It ties from the sides with cotton ribbon and I placed it on top of the bumper, I can move it around wherever I want in the future.


I also made an underskirt sheet to cover the bottom bit of the cot so I can use under the bed as storage but keep it looking clutter free.


I even made a rattle to match! Crazy? Me? Yes!


The white cotton fabric I used was recycled from a bed set I no longer used. The white/cream fabric I used for the rattle and main body of the bird is from the 'Cloth House' on Berwick St, London. The rest of the applique fabric is from the 'Cath Kidston' range at John Lewis and the buttons I used were from a market stall.

I'm inspired to make even more things.... Are you inspired?

64 comments:

Blush.Crush said...

They all look so beautiful! Love it! :). Sarah x

sophie rosalind said...

Aww! I seriously think you could go into business making baby bedding and clothes etc. All your work is so gorgeous! By the way, sorry to plug something here - but I think you'd love www.stylenest.co.uk when it launches (in September.) It's a daily online magazine for stylish mums, encompassing fashion, beauty, lifestyle etc! I'm interning there in October in the beauty dept. You are just the kind of target market yummy-mummy-to-be! So check it out if you want :) xx

Patricia said...

wow, that looks amazing, you are so creative :D

Natalie@pixielashes said...

They are beautiful! I bet you cant wait to see her all wrapped up and cozy in it now (I remember willing the last month along so much!) :) xxx

Muhsine said...

Aww thank you all so much :) x X x

@Sophie I will check it out, thanks :)

Toni @ The Beauty Spot said...

that bedding is beautiful, I love it xx

BELLE said...

Wow amazing what I great mommy to be you are growing to be. I can't wait to see all hte ideas that this baby will bring to you. lots of xoxo

kate louise. said...

I'm absolutely speechless right now! Blown away by this - it's amazing! <3 xoxo

A Lauren to Herself said...

That's one very lucky baby! It all looks fantastic. Did you teach yourself? So impressed c

Hebridean Sprite said...

Wow that is fantastic, you must be so proud of yourself! It's really beautiful. The detail is just gorgeous and so sweet. Lucky baby!

Sour Puss said...

You've done it so beautifully! Cath Kidson would be jealous! You are really talented, I'd say this is some of the prettyest baby things I've seen :)
xo

Muhsine said...

Aww thank you all so much... It's nice to have other opinions! :)

@A Lauren to Herself - Kind of, but I did study fashion design for my degree and I have always been interested in nitty gritty things and have always enjoyed sewing for fun projects! :)

Computergirl said...

Aw youre baby bubbles is so lucky to have a mum like you- the treats you make are gorgeous! xx

~ * ~ * Lera * ~ * ~ said...

WOW! That looks so beautiful and lovely. I cannot believe that you handmade it! You got talent, girl! :)

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nicoletta said...

You are so clever it looks stunning, im so envious that you can do things like that its such a useful talent to have.
It's so exciting when it all starts coming together xx

Sarii said...

Muhsine you really are truly talented. I love it. It's gorgeous :)

MakeupbyThess said...

beautiful work!!!

amenfashion17 said...

ahh this is soo awesome!! You are soo creative :) I love love it soo much xx

The Michelle Show said...

That is INCREDIBLE!
I consider myself to be a crafty and creative person 100% but I wouldnt even know where to start on something like this! Gorgeous!

Natalie said...

Wow these are gorgeous!!! You are very talented!!

Take care

Nats. x

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Style Souk said...

Muhsine,

I'm astounded by your talent...

These all look so beautiful and much better than anything bought ready-prepared.

Your little girl is going to look adorable snuggled up amongst all of the lovely things her mummy made! :0)

Sarah x

P.S: I'm not sure what you do for a living - and you'll be too busy with the new baby - but, in the future, I really believe you could have a career making baby items.

Cheated Hearts said...

Wow the bedding is absolutely gorgeous, well done you :) x

.x.Sarah.x. said...

Wow this all looks so beautiful! It's extra special that you've made it yourself as well!

You're very talented :) xx

MalinowaWiosna said...

OMG!So cute!

To Blush, or not to Blush? said...

That is so gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful, love :).

Diana said...

i can't believe you made that bedding.It looks like a total pro made it. Just gorgeous!

Joy said...

Wow, that looks gorgeous! You're so creative :) xx

glamour rouge said...

Aw so pretty! x

Sanu BB said...

amazing! you should do this for a living if you had an ETSY store we could buy your items too!! Im due the same time as you ..and so I know the feeling of restessness

Hannah said...

this is amazing

Charlie said...

these are truly gorgeous! great job your new arrival will love them!
XX

Charlie said...

these are truly gorgeous! great job your new arrival will love them!
XX

Nihad Photography said...

Seriously you have a creative mind!! Need i say more?


:) Nihad

HEART KRiSTEL said...

omg that is so cute! i love love love it...

mw said...

these are lovely!

heavenrain said...

Hun what did you use to stuff these little hearts? they are too cute, love and admire all the work! take care xo

TzeYien89 said...

inspirational! such a mummy already!

tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

Kimberley-Anne said...

Wow, that is absolutely beautiful! Well done! xx

Ebru said...

Everything looks perfect, I love it all :)

♥Forever the ugly duckling ♥ said...

Wow what an amazing job!

You could sell these and make a fortune as they are truly beautiful :) xo

amanda said...

You're so talented, creating such gorgeous designs. People would pay a lot of money for such gorgeous baby linen. Best of luck with everything for you n bub. x

Twelve52 Blog said...

This is so beautiful and you have so much talent it's incredible! I did just want to say watch out for those buttons in case they fall off after a while of wear! Could be a choking hazard. Sure you know that already but thought best to say something.

Val said...

Oh my!!! This is just so cute :"> You make me want to have a baby now XD haha! :D And those floral prints are just too cute ♥

AliceBluebell said...

i can't belive you made all that! If i saw the things you have made in a shop i would buy it all! You should have your own range in john lewis or something! The only soweing i can do is with a needle and thread and can just about stich up a hole haha I would love to be able to make the things you have for my baby! :):):)

X said...

This is gorgeous, you really have talent...did you know the baby is going to have to sleep on the end (feet touching the bottom) of the cot the first few months. So there is almost half of the cot free for some visible embroidery on the upper part of the under sheet. Just a suggestion if you're gonna make some more :)

Indianfashionqueen said...

I am really happy for u .. and u r so gud in craft work..
You will b a gr8 mommy...
Take care :)

Asiya said...

oh...how sweet, your baby and you are going to have such a serene little place to bond. I like the stitch style you used for the applique. I'm actually working on baby bedding for a cousin, and I was stuck on what stitch to use for the applique, so you definitely inspired me.

I made bedding for my baby before she was born and I enjoyed it so much I do it for all my close family and friends who are expecting now. It's just so cute!

Schnelle Couture said...

OMG you did such a beautiful job!!!! That bed set is beyond adorable! I love the bird with the bow and the rattle is so cute. You could definitely sell this kind of stuff. Th baby bedding business is calling your name.

Houda said...

omg! muhsine you are amazing this is so cute mashallah looks like ramadan has blessed you with productivity im so impressed your little baby is going to grow up inshallah and one day you can tell her you made it all! xxxxxx

Anna said...

this looks SO good en professional! i really cant believe you did this yourself.. you should really think about starting a webshop or whatever! and i cant wait till the little one comes along, goodluck! x

Annemarie said...

wauwww.... I´m Impressed. It´s just beautiful......

Irishenchantment said...

you done an awesome job! well done :D

shel xx

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

You are amazing, it's all so, so beatiful!

xoxo

Look.Inside.My.Closet said...

Wow, you are so talented and creative.

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Marshall said...

That's so gorgeous. You really are one very talented lady :)

The Future is Rosy said...

I want those hearts round my bed! :) hahah. Your little girl is going to be very lucky.

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Yuliya said...

Oh its gorgeous!!!!

Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage said...

Wow! I'm not at all into baby stuff but that is REALLY cute! You're a clever little button aren't you!

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frecklie said...

I cant believe you made all that! Absoloutley STUNNING!!! :)
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Alpha Blonde said...

You are so crafty! Everything is absolutely gorgeous..I, unfortunately, cannot sew at ALL. My boyfriend can actually sew better than me. lol

Liz Marie said...

This is the cutest baby bedding I have ever seen in my life!!! You are one talented little momma! I want this for my future baby.. I am very inspired!! xx Liz

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MissRoc&BabyRoc said...

Wow you are super talented! I had so many plans for my little ones nursery but got admitted to hospital at 32 weeks and he came at 35 weeks so I never got the chance! Enjoy every minute when she comes, it's like a whirlwind! Xx

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christine brightside said...

awww, it looks sooo cute!

Wally Mummy said...

Wow that stuff is amazing! U r so talented ;) xxx