So baby showers, I love them. I love making something super special and handmade for the baby and mommy-to-be. I see so many cute things for babies on the sewing blogs, and since I don't have any babies in my life I simply add it a list of "things I will make one day when I have a baby of my own." Except for when I am invited to a shower, perfect opportunity to try out a new design so when I make it for my own babies one day, I'll have tested it already!
Anyway, I was invited to two showers this month, a girl shower and then a boy shower. And I saw this super cute diaper tricycle on pinterest and knew I had to make it:
Isn't it adorable?!?!
And a little boy tricycle (I made this one at work, hence the office background)
The little girl also got a simple little quilt made of 2 one yard pieces of fabric and some leftover batting:
I love all of the animals on this IKEA fabric, so cute and not gender specific.
I decided that I didn't have time to add binding, so I just sewed right sides together and flipped it and then I top stitched all the way around. I free motion quilted some circles at regular intervals to finish it off (on my own machine using a darning foot, so proud of myself!)
I tend to over do on gifts (I get a little carried away!), and this time was no different. I topped off the gift with 5 burp cloths that I appliqued some pretty fabric on. I had seen these out in the blog world before, but when I came across a tutorial on pinterest, I decided it was time to make some.
Pretty and girly, but not too much so :)
Ready for baby Aubrey to enjoy.
The little boy got 2 little take along blankets. One made by me and one made by his soon to be big sister/auntie (long story short, she was adopted by her grandparents). It was a fun project for us to do together as she really wants to learn to sew and I'm trying to teach her. She really liked making something special for her new baby brother. We used this tutorial, I love the ribbons all along the outside!
Minky on one side.
And cotton on the other.
I've always heard that minky is so hard to work with. It wasn't easy, but I was expecting a lot worse, not so bad on the small scale! Okay, someone else get pregnant and invite me to the shower, I need an excuse to sew instead of doing school work ;)