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 appliquéd 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 :)