Thursday, September 16, 2010

Baby Gifts

Hi Fellow Crafters'

Here are some baby gifts I whipped up to give at a baby shower for a colleague on Saturday. I drew inspiration from around the web. As her baby decor is Winnie the Pooh I purchased some Winnie the Pooh print flannel and some polka dot jersey knit.
First up I made two receiving blankets, both single layer as we are heading into summer here. One I made of flannel and the other the jersey knit. I merely cut a rectangle measuring 90cm x 120cm. I bound the jersey knit blanket with satin binding.

I then found a fabulous pattern for a burp cloth here-> Homemade by Jill- so I decided to make a couple of them, 2 with the flannel and 2 with the knot, I backed all of them with a dark blue terry cloth.

Then I found a pattern for a sensory ball here-> The Purl Bee. I used the pattern for the smallest ball and decided to put a bell inside, I also used flannel, knit, terry cloth and polar fleece to give the baby different sensory feelings. I also put a loop of ribbon on the top of the ball so that links could be attached so that the ball can either be attached to a taggie blanket or the side of the pram.
I have posted about a taggie blanket before -> here. This time I used a single piece and made it 40cm x 40 cm and used blue polar fleece as backing, for a soft touch.
 To round off the the gift I made a theme related card. I took the easy way out and used some Pooh stickers from my scrapbooking stash and a onsie card template, I used a white marker to "stitch" on the onesie. The sentiment I used in the card reads- Sometimes it's the smallish things in life that take up the most room in our hearts- Winnie the Pooh

I hope she likes what I made for her!

Happy crafting

1 comment:

elizabeth (beth) said...

how could she NOT love it? I wish you were my friend!!!!