February 23, 2012

Baby Shower Favourites

Do you like to walk on the wild side and avoid baby shower registries?

Me too.  However, even if you have your heart set on buying your daughter/sister/friend/co-worker a Bumbo, you can always add a little homemade gift.  The following are my all-time favs.

(1)  Burp Cloths

Make a set of these (four is a good start!) for the Mama-to-be and she'll thank you forever.  Honestly!  I had a stack for Rowan and I made several for friends.  We all L.O.V.E. them.  Find the free pattern and tutorial here.

Why are they awesome?  They're easy to make.  If you're new to sewing, this is a great project.  There's more cutting involved than sewing!

They're multipurpose.  Here's my list of uses:
  • catching baby spew (well, that's a given)
  • to protect bed linens while nursing laying down
  • emergency nursing cover
  • emergency car seat protector (because mega diaper messes always happen when you're less than 5 minutes from home)
  • public washroom change table pillow (when folded in half)

They're also very absorbent thanks to the layer of cotton quilt batting in the middle of the flannel.  Needless to say, if you only have a little time to make a little something for the new little someone...this should be it!

(2) Wipes Clutch

I'm not going to go on and on about them again.  There was already a post about that.  A great no-sew gift that's sure to be a diaper bag favourite.

(3) Owl Toy

They're crinkly, they're squishy, they're soft.  They're a.dor.a.ble!  And yes, they've already been posted.  Great for when baby is around 6 months old.  Made with felt, flannel, cuddle fabric, grosgrain and satin ribbon for a super-sensory experience.

Happy fabric shopping!

1 comment:

Barbara Obrien said...

That's a fantastic idea. Everyone loves personalized presents-would make great gifts!