Monday, November 5, 2012

Pink Cheetah Baby Shower Gifts

There’s a new baby on the way! It’s a girl. We don’t get many girls in this family. So of course, I have been crafting up a storm.
The color/theme is pink cheetah. I found this fabric at JoAnn’s, and used brown flannel as a compliment. We know her name, so that made these gifts really fun!
The first thing I made was a blanket. This blanket is about a yard widthwise, and lengthwise.
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For this blanket I used this tutorial from A Feathered Nest.
Next I made my specialties; bib, burp cloth, and onesie.
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I tried a new pattern:
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This pattern is the Snuggler from Simple Sewing for Baby. (I’m not getting paid for this- just wanted to let you know where the pattern came from.)
Next up was some yarn work (fulfilling my crochet kick).
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The hat on the left was made using this pattern (with some adjustments for 0-3 month size), the headband from here, and the hat on the right from this pattern.
Everything got the addition of handmade tags, including care instructions. I love giving handmade gifts! What are your favorite baby gifts to give?

Participating in these parties: TOO Cute Tuesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday

7 comments:

  1. The handmade tags are so cute! I love giving handmade baby gifts as well. My standard gift is a softie, bib & sometimes a knitted hat.

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    1. They were so easy! (My kinda project) I used a punch to punch a shape from cardstock, used a stamp for the front, and wrote the item, size, and care instructions on the back. Then attached to the gift.
      It added a nice finishing touch.

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  2. The hat and the headbands look so cute. They are perfect match with that cheetah-inspired blanket and other add-ons. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, they were so fun to make and give!

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