It seems there are lots of new babies coming into our lives! One of my oldest dearest friends is due in April so I have been putting together a very special bundle for our new lil bundle! My sis also had several babies to shower and she asked me to help her make some special handmade shower gifts.
~I got these beautiful embroidered felt booties from the sweetly talented Tanto Craft studio for a song. ...She is really awesome you should check her blog and shop often she is full of treasures and always has an inspired post to share.
~I also whipped up a set of sweet receiving blankets. These are so easy and they are such a special treat to get. I stock up on sweet flannels in the spring when they are trying to reduce inventory(I always get an extra 1/4 yard of fabric for cards and applique's) ! ...All you do is use an old blanket as a pattern and then finish the edges however you deem fit. I always get the sweetest thank you cards when I give handmade blankets.
~Speaking of cards, I love making cards especially baby cards. ....You can really do all kinds of fun stuff for baby cards. I have been diving into the world of Modge Podge lately and having alot of fun using it in cards . On these the background is yellow tule over tissue paper. I attached them using Modge Podge and then the sheep fabric was just stitched on top.
~A few other handmade baby gift ideas are appliqued onsies or T shirts or hats. You can get cute bucket hats and onsies at any dollar store or the thrift. Whatever you decide to get you can always add some of your own special good will to a new baby, when you add a handmade gift to the bundle.
~You can even recycle bits of fabric to wrap up your baby gift in green scrappy style. I used a serger strip for a ribbon... and made a flower bow from some other scrappy scraps, fun stuff!
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