My very best friend in the whole wide world is having a baby. He is due any day now and I am so, so excited about it! The only rubbishy thing is that my friend and her wee family live in a whole different country so it will be a good while before I can give them all a cuddle. But I can cuddle them in a different way...
A few years a go (what am I talking about...over a decade actually) my friend's dad gave her what seems to be several million yards of this amazing yellow and orange striped fabric. I have a vague memory of her telling me it was swiped from the refurb of a university halls of residence, but don't quote me on that.
But for me, it is her tartan. This fabric is everywhere, patched onto the families clothes. It was all over our house when we were at Uni together covering sofas and hanging from windows. In fact I am the very proud owner of a knitting bag made of this same Heaysman tartan.
So when I was thinking of making the wee ones snuggle buddy it occurred to me that it really should be made of this fabric.
It is pure sunshine this fabric and it brought back so many happy (and some fairly rude) memories while I was working on my gifts.
So, I made a snuggle buddy for the little one,
a smart tie for the big brother...
Love you guys x x