My sister in law Stephanie is expecting a baby girl this next month-and mentioned the other week that she hadn’t had the energy to do any sewing or crafting, but really wanted to….I can totally relate to that last month of pregnancy energy lull-blerg. And even though they have lots of girl stuff from their older daughter, every new baby needs some of their own special things. That’s my belief and I’m sticking to it!
It was really the least I could do-at first I toyed with making a quilt-but knew I just didn’t have the time. So I searched through my minky stash and grabbed this soft pink polka dot minky from my sponsor So Tweet Fabrics…and then scanned my fabric
store stash, and came up with more than a few pairings that worked, but this is the one that stuck out to me as the most Steph-like. I think it’s Amy Butler…anyone know for sure? Edit: it is Amy Butler!
Anyways, it’s the simplest of blankets-here’s a little how to! (click here to print it out)
Easy peasy, but so useful and cute.
I also sent her some hand me down sleepers in sizes they needed, and whipped up some quick headbands-using some flowers I had already made and some store bought ones (coral flower from The Ribbon Retreat, large white one from Michaels) as well- just glued a length of FOE elastic together, overlapping the edges (14-15″ seems to fit through the whole first year), then hot-gluing on the flowers, and a circle of felt over the back to keep it nice and tidy. I still need to do a tute for that teal flower! It was a practice one from Project Run and Play
Side note: If you’re looking for a good humanitarian project, check this site out. I’ve been involved with them before and it’s such a good cause.