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It's been a busy few weeks what with the mayhem that is trying to get everything done during half-term and then the return to work afterwards but I've spent the last few days working on some much needed projects that I could put to the bottom of the list no longer. The first is a second attempt at the clothing labels, I'll blog about these properly very soon. The second is another incarnation of the Teddy Tag...

I don't think I ever wrote on here about the Teddy Tags, they were created before I moved over to the new site, I have however written about them in many other places and you can see my full Etsy write up here and here if you fancy learning more. Basically they are little teddy heads that attach to muslin squares (every parent will have heard of muslin squares, they are on the must buy list for every newborn!). They allow parents to distinguish between their little darlings muslin square and that of little Johnny or little Sarah or little Izzy or little... you get the picture, muslin squares are popular amongst the diddybits and they all look the same!

Anyway, my little monster's teddy had developed a nasty case of hole-itus having been dragged along the floor one too many times and I decided there was nothing for it, he needed a new one. Now, in previous incarnations I have developed a fairly solid design out of felt. It looks great, is nice and soft and is pretty easy to sew in the first place. However, now the sprog is getting older and as a result much more tough on his toys the felt just didn't seem to have the endurance I require. Don't get me wrong, I think the felt teddys are lovely and perfect for little babies etc, I just thought I'd explore other options. So for the first time this year I dug out the sewing machine. I love my sewing machine! It was handed down to me from my husbands Nana and is a proper solid old school affair, when I'm sewing with it I feel like it means business! I had some nice soft pale blue cotton milling around that I bought a while ago for another project that was perfect for this (although a little thin so I doubled it up). Drew the template, cut, pinned and got to sewing. Below is the result and I have to say I'm rather proud. I really do need to practice my hand sewing a bit, it's rather rusty but I think the end result is a lovely little keepsake that my little one is already rather attached to :-)

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