Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baby shower gift

On Sunday I was invited to a baby shower of a friend I hadn’t seen in a very long time. She had decided not to learn if the baby is a boy or a girl, so the gift I chose had to be somewhat neutral. I didn’t have time I procrastinated to long to go shopping for anything so I went through my stash to see what I had. I found some cord from a sleeping bag i made, some cozy fabric from a blanket I made Sofie when she was born, some felt, fleece and lots of prewashed flannel from the burp cloths I made for Sofie. I also found a shoe box and a jar.


With my stash stacked on my work table I realized I had no idea what to make of it. So I started looking through my Evernote box and some of my favorite blogs.

Owl teether by Rubber Punkin

At Rubber Punkin I found a really cute Owl teether.

CIMG4210Using the cord and cozy fabric for the front, knit fabric for the back, fleece and felt for the eyes, ribbons for wings and feet and wet wipes plastic bag for crinkly sound inside together with stuffing, I had a somewhat gender neutral little owl.

Template for Bib by Homemade by Jill.

At Homemade by Jill I found the perfect template for a bib.


The flannel front is from a sleeping bag I once made and the back is made of a baby towel we never used.

Burp cloth template by Homemade by Jill.

While I was browsing Homemade by Jill I also found this template for burp cloths. These are so much better than the squares and rectangles I made for myself when Sofie was born as these stay put on your shoulder without making to much bulk there.

CIMG4213 Front and backing is flannel and there is a layer of cotton batting in between. The cloths are layered like a rag quilt and the edges are cut up and frayed just like them. So fast and easy to make.


At one of the MOPS meetings this year we made Brown Sugar and Baby oil Scrub and this was a big hit with most of the moms I know. I didn’t try mine as I gave it to Isabel’s teacher, but I decided to make this for the momma to be. All I did was cram as much brown sugar into the jar as I could then pour in baby oil and try to stir carefully for it to blend.

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Then I took the shoebox and covered it in my trusty contact paper. I made card and tied it on with string. I didn’t get to see the mamma open this, but I really hope she liked it.


Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

What great ideas! I'll be attending a baby shower in a couple months and wasn't sure what to make. Thank you so much for the inspiration! Love it!

Lora said...

what an awesome crafty little gift! Good for you for making it all from recycling stuff you had at home!!! I'll bet this was one of her FAVORITE gifts. So personal and sweet! :)