Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A little something for a little someone on the way...

The last couple weeks I have been busy in my new little sewing corner putting together a shower gift for a friend of mine that I do some part-time work for. This last weekend was the shower so I finally had to pull it all together and thought I would take a couple pics of it all before I passed it on. It is so fun being crafty again! (Thanks to the honey for giving me special chunks of time to do my crafty crafting!)

An embellished onesie and little t-shirt, a crocheted octopus (pattern here), and a bib made out of a fluffy orange towel with a bright yellow sun and yellow edging.

I had this idea for a blanket while I was going through and organizing some clothes for Goodwill. Paul had all sorts of dress shirts and as I was folding them up I had an idea for a baby quilt! This quilt's pattern is made up of Paul's dress shirts! Already being nice and soft material they made a great baby blanket. Needless to say, I now have a stack of dress shirts that are no longer on their way to Goodwill but hopefully one day on their way into a new project! The backing is made of simple soft white flannel.

All put together...
with a copy of one of our favorite books The Baby Book by Sears & Sears tucked in the back!

We can't wait to meet the little one, Chrissy & Kevin!


  1. What a great gift. Sure hope the recipient knows how much love went in to it!

  2. Anonymous10:14 AM

    What nice thoughts and ideas for the new one. Everyone likes someone made from the heart. You did a marvelous job and I know you enjoyed it, I always do. Everything is very cute and what a great idea for the discarded shirts! Great idea, but not easy, piecing a quilt. I'm proud of you!! Love, NANA