Monday, April 16, 2012

Baby Gifts

As soon as I found out my best friend was having a baby, my mind started turning with ideas of all the things I could make for this little one. Of course, I had to wait until she found out she was having a GIRL until I could get started. I loved quilting, sewing, and crafting for this little one. Her momma is extra special to me and Baby P already has a special place in my heart.

The quilt was the first thing done. It was definitely a labor of love, but so much fun. It was my first experience quilting, so I did a lot of learning along the way. This series of tutorials by Diary of a Quilter was incredibly helpful! I would have been completely lost without it and the YouTube videos I watched. Despite the many mistakes and imperfections, I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I made a Onesie Dress with a tutorial from Barefoot in the Kitchen. I love how it turned out!

My absolute favorite gift I made was this appliqued owl onesie. I was so in love with it when I was finished that I wanted to keep it! I had never done applique before, so it was a learning experience. It took quite a while and resulted in a few injuries, but I finished victorious. I used this printable owl pattern.

Apparently tag blankets (or taggies) are all the rave lately. I see them all over the place. I think they're great for sensory integration for the little ones. I used some scraps and my ridiculous ribbon supply to put one together for Baby P.

Every new momma needs a good nursing cover and burp cloths! This nursing cover from Sew Much Ado is my favorite to make. Obviously I don't have any experience using it to know how well it works, but it sure is cute! Burp cloths made from cloth diapers and a flannel insert are also a favorite of mine to make for new moms.

What's a little girl to do without some cute bows for her hair?!? I made a couple to go with the onesie dress and the owl onesie, plus a few extras. I found this collection of 40 hairbow tutorials, which was amazing and super helpful.

Finally, I made a little wall hanging for the nursery. Brittney's mom and Ryan's mom sang this song to them when they were both babies and I'm sure Baby P will fall asleep to it every night too. I used my Silhouette for the letters. Link


Anonymous said...

Wow Sis. Lydia! You did a wonderful job on your friend's baby gifts! Everything was beautiful and I especially like the owl onesie and hair bows! My Mema sewed beautiful and priceless quilts for all her family. They make special keepsakes! ~ Sarah Griffin

Elizabeth said...

love love love the owl onsie!

You do a good job on the nursing cover and burp cloths, I know first hand! : ) My only suggestions might be making the cover a little larger, and the burp cloths - while super soft - aren't terribly absorbent in terms of spit up...but they are really cute!

Thanks so much for calling the other day! Loved catching up with you!!

Brittany said...

These are incredible! I'm longing for 1/4 of your crafty talent : )

Dani said...

I love the owl onesie. I'm going to go and check out the hairbow link you posted. Ruth has tons of pink, and few blue hair bows, but she needs some oranges and purples and greens. :)

Anonymous said...

Can you please make Baby "J" a holder for the TV Remote? I think the baby would really appreciate it. Thanks!!

Kelly Spezzano said...

I have been making nursing covers for a little while now and I just made another one using this pattern/instructions and I wish I had been making them like this all along. I like the stength in the strap for the D rings (the way I was making it seemed a bit flimsy) and the overlapping of the straps on the boning is a HUGE improvement on keeping the boning from flopping over!

Thanks for sharing!

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

You are oh so very crafty! All of these are gorgeous!