Friday, October 2, 2009

Homemade Baby Gifts

Our favorite music teacher is having a baby girl, and I wanted to make something special for her. I fell in love with this floral fabric from Hobby Lobby and thought it would make the perfect blanket for a little girl.

I washed all the fabrics before sewing and was pleased how soft the cotton came out. The pattern for the blanket came from the Purl Bee. I made it 42 inches square with a soft cotton floral and a coordinating pink flannel. I embroidered a running stitch along the outside of the blanket.

I also made some matching burp cloths out of coordinating fabrics. I've made these before and loved how they turned out so I knew I wanted to make them again. You can find a great tutorial here.

Lastly, I added fun sayings to some onesies. I also cutout and fused a butterfly and flower from the fabric to two of the onesies, and I added a running stitch to the outside of the cutouts.


Lisa Leggett said...

So very cute! I love to make simple baby blankets (fleece & whip stitched), I've made 4 of them just this year from frieds. They say the homemade blankets are the best. Yours are adorable! Also, I love the onsies, especially the "Tea Parties" one.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa Leggett said...

Hi Sweetcakes!
Sure, I'd love for you to put up a link to my blog, that's awesome!

Esmerelda said...

Lovely, lovely dear Kim. You are very talented.

Steph said...

They turned out GREAT!

Hootie said...

Such pretty colors! They all look wonderful! :)

Atif said...

these are all so fabulous and fantastic colors looking too much attractive.

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