Monday, June 20, 2011

Baby Gift Sweat Shop


The other day my sister asked me if I could make her daughter a tactile blanket (like a Taggie).  "Sure thing," I said, since I always love adding new projects to my W.I.P. list. 


Then I started thinking about all those pregnant women in my life...


... and turned my sewing room into a sweat shop of epic proportions for making baby shower/baby welcoming gifts.  And sort of went a little crazy and may have added way more ribbon to my stash than I could possibly use in a lifetime of making these things.


There are a bunch more planned, but I figured I'd show off a few just for fun.


Probably should have ironed them before I posted them, but since I hate my iron you know that wasn't going to happen.  :)  Some are cotton, some are flannel.  Most are backed with fleece and one is backed with this jersey knit I had on hand.  These are great for busting through your fabric stash and remnants.

11 comments:

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Since my son is 24, I hadn't seen these. Although I had a cousin who love a particular stuffed animal due to the feel of the tag. When the tag wore out, his mom took him to a fabric store to "feel" for a new one.

The only problem, so recipients may take them to college...hooked!

Judy said...

These are beautiful. Love them all! Have a great week:)

rome said...

WOW!! Super beautiful!! I love the prints and the ribbons are awesome! yaaaaayyy for taggies!

Abby said...

That owl one is adorable!

Melissa said...

I bet I've got more ribbon than you. I should make some - they are cute (and easy too - I would think)...

Finding Charm said...

These are cute. Amazing all the new things that come out for babies.

Zibeline Knits said...

And they are super-cute, too!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Another darling project, Cecily. These are so cute and color coordinated. BTW, love your son's chalkboard closet :). Hey, I'm stopping by to see if you've ever made a t-shirt quilt. It's on my to-do list for my daughter who's going to college in August.

marsharebel said...

What a great idea! I have sent my pregnant friend a 'normal' gift (she wanted a breast pump!!) but have been looking for something with a little more soul than that. These are perfect. I have never heard of them, but the idea makes perfect sense.

I got my quilt from Cecily this week and will be sending pics soon.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

These are great ... I made ONE last week, I am in awe of how many you made! (I love the owl ribbon!)

Wendy said...

Oh so sweet! I made one recently and really enjoyed it. I love the prints you've used.

Oh, and you can never have too much ribbon!