baby shower gifts (part 1)

One of my very good friends is pregnant. As soon as I found out that she was pregnant with a boy, I started looking around for things that I could make.  A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to her baby shower but sadly wasn’t able to attend. I decided that it was a good time to package up a bunch of the stuff that I had made and mail it to her. It ended up being quite a bit of stuff (what can I say, baby stuff is so stinking cute and because it is so little, it goes pretty fast), so I’ve decided to split it into two posts. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow.

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Starting out, I needed a card. I saw that they had registered for a lot of animal themed items, so I decided to make a sweet little elephant card. It is made out of card stock and fabric. I used an crafting knife to cut out the elephant shape so the fabric could show through. I found the definition of a boy on pinterest and thought that it was cute, so I used it in the inside of the card.

The pattern for this little bunny is from Martha Stewart. I didn’t have any menswear fabric, so I used some quilting fabric instead. The accent fabric is a shirt weight material that I had used to make a bow tie for Charles. I decided that it need a tail, so I stitched a pompom onto the backside before sewing the bunny together. The ears came out a little wonky, but I found it charming so I left them.

I made this cardigan onesie using a tutorial from Feather’s Flights. I used bias tape instead of using ribbing to make my own, and I didn’t bother with the sleeves. I used a larger onesie (I think a 9-12mo) so it could be worn over a smaller one.

I made this bow tie onesie to go under the cardigan onesie. I used a tutorial from One Young Love. I also made an assortment of other bow ties that they could be changed out, and included a plain white onesie with the bow tie snaps on it. I used a quilting weight fabric for all the bow ties.

Here is a picture of them layered together:

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Well that’s it for today. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow!