Monday, September 10, 2012

Baby Gift

Baby Gift by doodledodesigns
Baby Gift, a photo by doodledodesigns on Flickr.
A dear friend is having a baby girl, and I went to her shower over the weekend. It was such a fun shower (Mexican Fiesta themed) and the hostesses did a wonderful job with the decorations and food and all the other trimmings. I had a great time.





Baby Gift

I knew I wanted to make something for the gift, and finally decided on this blanket because of the fact that it wasn't too girly. I just knew the pink glittery ruffly stuff would be out in full force, so I thought it'd be a nice change. I think I kept it sufficiently girly with the fancy ruffle though.

Baby Gift

Just look at all the ruffles! I just love it.

Baby Gift

The fabric is Alphabet Soup from Riley Blake fabrics. The back is soft minky.

Baby Gift

I also made a little matching paci clip using a tutorial by Dana from Made, which was posted over at Sew, Mama, Sew.

Baby Gift

I think some of the guests loved the blanket as well because I was asked if I make them for sale. Before the weekend was up, I had an order for two of them! I can't wait to see which fabric they chose.

I'm linking up to:
Fresh Poppy Design

12 comments:

  1. That ruffle is delicious! Congrats on the orders, so much fun.

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    1. Delicious is the perfect word for it! Thanks so much!

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  2. Wow, that's one cute blanket, I love the colors! Your photos leave my jaw dropped :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. The ruffles are breathtaking!! Glad you have some possible sales too!

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  4. Very cute. Love the ruffles! And the matching paci clip :)

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    1. Thanks Krysta! The paci clip was super easy.

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  5. Oh those ruffles remind me of flamenco skirts ;o) Great blanket, I'm sure it will be much loved ;o)

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    1. Oh how right you are! Now I need to make a flamenco skirt. LOL

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  6. I love the look of the ruffles on your blanket. I've never tried doing ruffles, is it difficult?

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    1. It's not difficult so much as time consuming. I don't have a ruffle foot for my machine, so I did the technique where you baste two lines of stitching, tie the ends of the bottom strands together, then pull the top strands, ruffling as you go. That took a good long while, but it wasn't too bad. I'd do it again.

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