Whew! It's been a busy week! Between getting back from a short trip to see my grandparents in Minnesota, gardening, sewing, Etsy-shop-opening, and other such goodies, it's been quite hectic!
It's good to be back into the swing of things, however, and today I'm finally sharing the sewn part (part two) of our baby gifts!
(See part one here)
I found a pattern for this adorable stuffed bear in an old sewing book of ours. It is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen, and so easy to make! I can't wait to make bunches of them; the possibilities are endless - plaids, stripes, florals!
I used some scraps of fleece from a blanket that I made a while back. He's the fuzziest, softest, cutest bear ever.
Technically, you're supposed to make the eyes and nose before stuffing the bear, but I did it once he was finished with a curved needle. I used yarn rather than embroidery floss.
A pretty orange ribbon complimented him quite nicely.
Oh, and did I mention he's really cute? ;)
My mom made several adorable burp cloths to send along. Aren't the fabrics just darling?
They seem to be the perfect size and thickness, with two layers of flannel. The nice part is, you can make one out of a fat quarter! The topstitching adds a very nice touch.
Just look at that. Did you ever see anything cuter??!!
Mom was going to make a couple of bibs to go with the burp cloths, but she decided instead to make an adorable little baby robe!
She used a vintage pattern we have which is actually for a little jacket with an open tie-front, lengthening it into a robe-length, and making slightly longer sleeves.
Impressive seaming! :)
She had just enough of the polka-dot fabric left to make sleeve bands and a belt. It's so cute.
We topped it off with a little duckie tag. Cute? Yep.
I'll be back Monday with a fresh-off-the-sewing-machine 1940s dress that I'm very excited about.
Meanwhile today I am celebrating my birthday! :) Antiquing, lasagna and cake-eating, and present-opening are the plans for the day so far.
And to all of my new followers, welcome! I'm thrilled to have you following along! :)