Madi Lou also got a hand-dyed TaylorMade Onesie. You can find those in the shop HERE.
I also made little tags for the headband bar at the shower.
For the “activity” all of the guests made Gabby a headband. I made 3 different sized headbands and I wanted Gabby to know who made which band. So I made these little gift tags and used my Cameo to cut uniform circles quickly.
Then I used another PSA stamp to add the cute little animals.
I added bakers twine and just hand wrote “size” and “from” on the back.
Last shot of what the new mommy got to take home :)
Whew… and there you have my (what took me two weeks) round up of the Baby Shower Events. It’s always fun to plan something crafty. I have another shower I’m co-hosting coming up in April, yay!
For more ideas on how to use these stamps visit PSA Stamp Camp blog!
A new mom can never have too many baby blankets, right? Especially ones with names on them. You want every excuse to see your new baby’s name in action. And a handmade baby blanket is something you keep forever. Here is Gabby’s baby blanket I made for her Shower last week. (Shower details HERE)
I started by making the ruffled edges. I found pretty pink gingham and tore it into strips.
Then I used my ruffle foot. And ruffled, and ruffled and ruffled.
I used a yard of minky for the back and a yard of the floral print cotton for the front.
I rounded the corners with a bowl. Then, put the minky aside because its time for the appliqued name :)
For the applique, I ironed wonder-under to the back of the fabric. I printed out the name and traced the letters (BACKWARDS) on the back of the wonder-under.
Then I cut out the letters (and took the back of the WO off) and placed them on the fabric. Next, Iron.
Then I used a very sloooow zig zag stitch around each letter. Voila, easy applique done.
To put the quilt together, I actually sewed my ruffle to the minky first. The minky can get slippery and I tend to get messy so this made it nice and neat.
Then, put right sides together with the ruffle in between. The line from the ruffle serves as a guide, I used a 1/4″ seam allowance from that seam. Don’t forget to leave an opening to flip.
Once you have flipped, Press the seams down and top stitch all the way around.
What baby girl doesn’t love pink minky?
Pretty pink package :)
Stay tuned later this week for more shower details, including flag bunting that I may or may not have wanted to keep, a baby bag tag and some cute stamped gift tags!
I thought I liked making baby gifts a few years ago because I had babies. But now that I have toddlers, I like making baby gifts even more. Especially if you are having a girl, I have to throw something homemade in… all of those stacks and stacks of girly fabric are going to become “vintage” before I get to use them. So, I made three burp cloths (using my favorites- gerber’s cloth diapers) and added girly fabric.
This is what I have learned from making and owning many burp cloths. If fabric is on both sides or it’s too thick it doesn’t absorb well. Also, you could have issues with washing the gunk out :/ Gross. So, I keep it as thin as possible. For the ones with the strip at the bottom, I measure the total width of the burp cloth by 3ish inches. Then I serge a piece of fabric that exact size and attach it to the cloth diaper. If you don’t have a serger, then just make the fabric a little larger and fold/press it down to the correct size. I added a ribbon right on top of this one.
You can also use the same technique but attach your fabric down that middle section of the cloth diaper.
Or you can add an applique of another fabric on top.
This brand is my particular favorite, the no name cloth diapers are too long. The cute terry cloth burp cloths are way too thin. Obviously I’m a burp cloth connoisseur. Another tip is when you clean up a baby mess, try to wash these as soon as possible, they are 3-ply so they will mildew if they sit for too long.
Simple easy gift that you know will get used more than almost everything :) Here are some simple boys ones I made a few years ago, not as cute as girl ones though.
I also whipped up some happy garland via MADE. I was looking for an excuse to make some and this little girls nursery is grey, cream, purples and coral. I couldn’t find coral felt though… but I still love it.
What is your go to baby gift? PS I think I need happy garland in every room of my house :)