The days leading up to My Pal Al’s shower were filled with my sewing machine whirling about – more action than it has seen in a while! I think that all babies should have lots (or at least some) handmade items. I made a ton of stuff for Baby J, but since my friends aren’t so crafty, he didn’t get too much handmade stuff for gifts. Thus, I always like to make baby gifts, if at all possible.
So here is the stash that Little S (still in utero) recieved:
Two adorable bibs! Of different weight, as it is nice to figure out what you like for what – a thinner bib for before solids, and then the really absorbent one for when food goes everywhere!
Two burpies – again in different weights for different applications. I like the thinner one for when we are at story time and the thicker one could double for a changing pad, if need be.
A flannel blanket. Little S is due just a month before Baby J was born, and we went through a million blankets. He didn’t like to be swaddled with his arms down, so I found it easiest to swaddle him (arms out!) in just a simple flannel blanket. The fancy ones with velcro and straps didn’t work for us.
A bucket to hold everything – it has been a while since I made a bucket! But it all came back to me 🙂
Here is everything in the bucket. Are you sensing a color theme? I didn’t want everything too matchy-matchy, but I did want everything to coordinate.
And as you know, presentation is everything! So I knew I wanted to make Al a HUGE flower for the wrapping. I even made the card, but I didn’t take a pic of it.
I know that Al and B really appreciate all my hard work and all the love that went into these gifts for Little S. I can’t wait to meet her!