Monday, August 13, 2012

High School Friends' Baby Gifts!

 Two friends from high school got married two springs ago... and they just had their first baby two weeks ago! The mother was always considered the pink-lover in our class of about 40 kids, so it wasn't a surprise when their wedding colors were pink and orange! When I found out they were expecting a girl last winter, I dug through my flannels and found this perfect fabric! I made two burp rags with it - just sewing a strip of flannel to fabric diapers from Walmart. I love using decorative stitches to dress these easy projects with!

I also tried my hand at making a gauzy swaddle blanket for the first time. My sister-in-law used these types of blankets all the time with my first nephew, so I wanted to try making one! I used Dana's tutorial here...

After wrapping up the gift with some lace, I decided it needed just one more thing to complete it. I knew the baby girl would be getting a lot of pink clothes and accessories, but just in case she received a purple outfit that needed a matching headband, I decided to glue one together really quickly! I just took two fabric yo-yos, a scrap of flannel and a button and used hot glue to attach them all to a length of elastic. There is already a picture of her wearing it on Facebook, so it must have fit!

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