Monday, March 1, 2010

The Latest Baby Shower Gift

One of the blessings of having a big extended family is lots of opportunities to celebrate! I have two cousins expecting babies, and there is a shower this weekend for the one expecting her first. (Don't worry, I have a few things tucked away for the one who is expecting her second!)

Flannel burp cloths - while utilitarian plain white prefold cloth diapers get the job done, I loved using pretty burp rags! (I called my pretty flannel ones my "goin' to town" ones :>) though I hadn't figured out how to stitch my own yet at that point!) The cousin being showered doesn't know the gender of her baby, so I picked ones that are neutral. You can click on the link to see how I made them, and you can also click over to my Etsy shop from my sidebar to see what I have listed there.

This is probably my favorite crinkly taggie toy that I've made so far! Thanks to my sweet sister in law for fixing the photo for me! I love the way the ribbons pull colors out of the print. You'll notice I don't pay too much mind to keeping everything straight... I think it's better to be cheerful than perfect. :>) Plus, I prefer to spend my stitching time praying for the recipient than being cranky over ribbon that keeps creeping over - and I especially pray when the gift is for a new mama.

I suppose I'm biased, since I loved putting these on Goose so much, but I just love to give homemade baby leg warmers as baby gifts! I usually tell the recipient that they may not need them too much the first winter, when the baby wears a lot of sleepers. But when they start wearing pants and skirts/dresses, they sure come in handy! The link above is my attempt at explaining how to make them, or you can visit my Etsy shop by clicking the link in my sidebar to see all the styles I have available over there.

I also cleaned out Goose's closet and found some things that we loved but are no longer using that need to be passed along - think unopened bottles of baby lotion and baby powder, diaper cream, etc. I'm thinking that's going to count as a bag! (See the closet post for an enormous list of things that I gave to my cousin expecting her second baby when she had her first. It was the perfect way to "go shopping" without spending too much!)

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Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

These are such fabulous baby gifts! They are all so wonderful, but I especially love the leg warmers. I'm sure they will all be treasured!

Mrs. 2nd Lieutenant said...

thank you very much! :)

i will check into target - you don't know the brand of it, do you?

and, i saw the mesh bag for socks overhere and thought that was brilliant! i need to get another one (i use one for delicates already).

thanks for the prayers and some for you as well!

Katie said...

Great job on the baby gifts! I've got a list of babies I've got to make things for!

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!