Friday, February 4, 2011

Icy Day Crafts: Baby Boy Welcome Gift

Ice, ice baby.
Earlier this week when the rest of the country was getting snow, we were getting covered in ice!

Luckily, I had planned ahead and stocked up on the essentials to make it through the storm! I'm not talking milk & eggs here people.
I took full advantage of the excuse to stay inside & craft.

One of my dear friends had her second baby a few weeks ago. A baby boy. And get she & her hubby were about to head to the hospital, baby had other plans and she ended up delivering the baby at HOME! Such a brave Momma & Dad. It's a great story. I wanted to make a little gift to send her way to welcome Baby Jack to their family.
I made Baby Jack and his big sister Ellie some appliqued shirts. 
A bright blue & green flannel for big sis...a brown & blue houndstooth flannel for the lil' bro. 
(A two-for! Selfishly fullfilling my love of houndstooth.)

For days when baby is feeling extra handsome...

And a matching "lovey" for baby.
I wish I had made one in my size! 
I made this with the houndstooth flannel on one side and a super-soft-fuzzy-white fabric on the other. (Technical fabric term.) Fair warning: when you cut this fabric, it will look like it's snowing in your craft room. You will look like the abominable snowman. I don't think the woman at the cutting table at the craft store will ever recover! (Have a lint roller handy.)
Welcome Baby Jack! I can't wait to meet you. 
(And to Jack's Momma...if you're reading this, act surprised. :-) I couldn't wait to post these!)


michelle said...

Those are adorable!! What a lucky little one!! I just love that blanket!! That is too funny about the stocking up! A true crafter/sewer/DIYer!! :)

Ginny said...

Love the blanket! And the applique items are so cute. The dress up onesie with the tie is a great idea. Once again, I am very impressed with your talent and creativeness.

Anonymous said...

I love the applique!! Can you do a tutorial on your methods? I have been wanting to start it but I am so unsure of getting started! I love it! Jack and Ellie are two lucky kiddos !!