Phew! Last day of baby love! If you're just checking in, this week I'm showing off the gifts I made for my SIL who is having a baby soon. Here's what you missed:
Day 1: Embellished Tops and Embroidered Ornaments
Day 2: Diaper Clutch and Burp Cloths
Day 3: Eye Mask and Clothing Labels
Day 4: Dress, Hat and Bloomers
Today is a knitted blanket. I had to throw something knitted into the mix. I was going to make a knitted summer hat as well, but being that the family lives near Miami, I don't think a knit hat would get much use. So instead, I went with a white version of the blanket that I made for my own little Monkey.
I decided to go with a soft, washable and dryable yarn since baby things always seem to be in the wash. I went with white because it's what I already had in my stash. [Did you catch onto the stash-busting theme going on this week? I love how many things I was able to 'shop' for in my existing stash! My serious fabric and yarn buying obsession comes in handy when money is tight and I want to make nice gifts. I already have a huge 'store' to pull from!]
And now that I've got all these gifts to send, I need to wrap them up. I love natural and reusable wrapping. I always love getting a gift with wrapping I can save to use again for something else. I had a bunch of vintage sheet scraps I got in a scrap pack online a while ago, and they all turned out to be the perfect sizes for my handmades. I kept everything really simple. Of course, if I had all my rubber stamp supplies I would have gone crazy on the gift tags. Since I didn't, I just played with my new Pilot Hi-Tec-C pens and doodled on the tags instead. *cheese*
I layered everything gently in a box, and then surrounded it all with wrapping tissue. Then, for fun, and something for the new daddy-to-be, Mr. R gave me some newspaper highlights to stuff into the empty spaces.
And lastly, a card. It was the first time I've stitched on paper I think, and it was quite fun!
Whew! That's a lot of baby goodies! I hope you've enjoyed this week of baby love. I can't wait to meet my new niece, even if it is over Skype!