Sunday, January 31, 2010

Baby Shower Gifts

I attended a shower for a friend having her first baby yesterday. They decided not to find out if they are having a boy or a girl, so rather than go with the usual green and yellow, I asked to mommy-to-be what her favorite color is. She said RED! I was so excited to find this great red, yellow and blue fabric at JoAnn's that has little birds on it. I think these little bibs and burp cloths will be perfect whether they have a boy or a girl.

I used this pattern from home Made by Jill for the burp cloths and this pattern from ChickPea Sewing Studio for the bibs. The front side is quilting cotton and the back is chenille. In this photo the bibs don't have snaps yet. I couldn't find my snap setting tool so I had to make a pit-stop at JoAnns on my way to the shower to buy one! Luckily, I work there part-time so I was able to go in the back room and find a hammer and get the snaps applied. :)


I used the little birds in the fabric to make up an applique pattern for the bibs. This was my first time doing applique and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.

The funniest part was when she opened the gift - she pulled out the burp cloths and the expression on her face was priceless - she had no idea what they were! I could tell she was thinking that they were kind of little for blankets. LOL! Once we all explained what they were she loved them. Oh, does she have a lot to learn, but she is so excited and will be a wonderful mommy.




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13 comments:

  1. LOVE the birds on the bibs!! Soooo cute. Beautiful gifts you created :-)

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  2. These are very cute. It looks like you put some time and effort into them. Great job.

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  3. oh how I wish I could sew, these are soooo cute

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  4. Very cute! I'm so interested in seeing these baby items since I'll have my first grandchild arriving this Summer.

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  5. Awww...so cute with the birdies. And that's funny that she wasn't sure what they were. She'll learn real fast. :)
    Cindy at Lakewood

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  6. Super cute! Love the fabric! Great idea for a baby shower!

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  7. So cute!!! I had my baby shower this past Saturday as well. It was such fun. I am going to have to try and make a few bibs of my own. Love the birds!!!

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  8. those are adorable and on my fav list.

    Cheri

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  9. Oh my goodness, those are adorable! Wish I could find that fabric at my Joann's. How funny that the mom to be didn't recognize them at first. After the baby comes she'll never want to be without one. :)

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  10. Those are so adorable! You can never have too many burping cloths. She'll learn in no time. You rock, Staci! :)

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  11. Okay, I didn't think my first comment went through.. but it did... so now you have THOSE and THIS one... hahaha
    Shelley

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