Monday, June 25, 2012

sunshine

A good friend of mine just had her very first baby, a sweet little girl. I have a few things on the go for her (of course) and thought I would share one of them. While she was preggers, my friend didn't want to give away the sex of the baby so she referred to her as "Sunshine." What could be more cheery than that? So naturally I have had THAT SONG in my head for the last 9 months...you know the one :)

Now that Sunshine has arrived, and bears the name of Esther Mae after her great-grandmothers, I thought I would make a little something for the nursery as a nod to that special time.


I had so much fun making this. I used a bunch of scraps from my favourite fabrics and appliqu├ęd them onto linen, then topstitched in black thread. Then I hand stamped the words using fabric paint.


Some sun, a cloud, a rainbow, and then I hand stitched some rain.


Stretched it all on a wooden hoop and added some pink ruffled ribbon for hanging. I forgot to photograph the back, but I used some Rainy Days and Mondays umbrella fabric (perfect!) and personalized it with Sunshine's name and mine.

Wishing you a life full of sunshine, Esther Mae!


Linking up at Canoe Ridge Creations and Quilt Story :)

32 comments:

randi--i have to say said...

So cute! Perfect for a little ray of sunshine!

Flying Blind... said...

Perfect x

ohlalamavieenrose said...

It's so cute for a baby ! Great idea !!

Svetlana said...

wow, this is just sooooo GORGEOUS!!!

Katie B. said...

THIS brings me joy. What a perfect hoop! My mom always sings this song to my son and nephews. I got her a framed print with the lyrics last year, but this is much sweeter.

Ellen said...

That is super sweet. Both Mom & baby girl will treasure it.

Little Island Quilting said...

Impressed with your creativity. It's raining here.

Mina said...

That is super cute:)

Ginette said...

This is gorgeous! I am sure little Esther and her mom will treasure it!

Tanis said...

What a super cute idea. I love it!

Shay said...

Kristie this is just gorgeous. What a fantastic present for your friend and her new little girl!

Poppyprint said...

Love it!!! What a fun baby gift.

amy smart said...

This is SO adorable, Kristie! What a wonderful, thoughtful gift. I'm sure they will treasure it!

Kristy QP said...

Oh that is so gorgeous! What a lovely thoughtful gift. So sweet!

twelfthzodiac said...

This is so freaking adorable! Even without that little sunshine nickname tidbit, amazing. With that detail, incredibly sweet & perfect & awesome. Love it.

Lily said...

From a distance it looks like embroidery! What a sweet way to capture the memory for a new Mom!

felicity said...

Oh this is completely beautiful. I LOVE the dark thread applique and the stamped letters and the rainbow and also the hand stitching. In conclusion: LOVE.

Rachel said...

So sweet!

Leanne said...

That is just a perfect gift!

Kirsten N said...

Just adorable - love all the little details!

Wendy said...

How gorgeous! I love this, the sun, the rainbow, the cloud, the song words, perfect!

Jeannie said...

What could be more perfect!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

sooooooooo cute!

traceyjay said...

this is so sweet! a perfect little gift Kristie! :)

Kim said...

That's very pretty, I'd be interested in hearing how you did the back when you get chance :)

bethanndodd said...

Such a special gift...too cute for word. I call one of boys Sunshine too ;) Smiles~Beth

Ali said...

This is so cute!!!

Katie said...

Adorable. The rainbow is perfect.

Lynne said...

Very sweet!

And I have managed to catch up March - June.

Jacey said...

It's the sweetest. I faved it immediately on flickr, but I'm just now getting around to reading your post. It's such a fun gift!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

This is just gorgeous :-) Beautiful gift!

Samantha said...

Love this! It is darling :)