Thursday, May 24, 2012

Baptism and Baby Gifts!

I've been busy sewing this week.  My niece is getting baptized this Saturday and I wanted to make something special for her.  Her mom is my twin sister and I'm sad I won't be able to make it because they live in Canada.  Anyways I saw  a pillow similar to this on Pinterest awhile ago and decided it would make the perfect gift.
Of course I'm still using my favorite fabric, Ruby.  And I'm still loving cross-hatch quilting.  Really, I love hand quilting best, but I didn't have time.. 

I stitched her name using all 6 strands of DMC floss because I really wanted it to stand out.

And of course I really wanted to use one of my new fabric labels (tutorial here) for a little extra touch.  The best thing about this project, (my husband will agree) is I actually had everything and didn't have to go to the craft store once.  Although I was super close to running out of thread.

My little 5 year old sons preschool teacher is having her first baby girl so I wanted to make some special for her.  She has three boys and is so excited to be having a girl.  I remember when they didn't think they would be able to have any children.  They adopted their first and have been able to have three since then.  Anyways she is such a sweetheart and awesome teacher. 

Last time I made burp cloths I used ric rac down the sides, it was kinda a pain so this time I just used it on the little decorative strip of fabric on the front.  It was tons easier and I like it a lot better.  On the blue one I used some lace from Riley Blake that I think turned out pretty cute.

And another label!

So that's what I've been up to.  My kids have one week of school left and I'm super sad.  Not because they will be home more, I'm just always sad to say goodbye to their wonderful teachers - and it means my kids are growing up faster than I'd like.   My oldest will be in 6th grade - the thought makes me a little sick to my stomach, why does it have to go by so fast???


Debbie said...

Love that pillow and the rest!!! They are all beautiful.

Marie said...

Adorable, Nicole! So funny, I made my burp cloths out of the same fabric. :) But mine were just the fabric strip on the diaper ... I like them but yours are soooo cute with the extra touches!

Boni said...

I love the gifts you made for me!!! Thanks so much! You are very talented. :)

onlymehere said...

My baby is getting married on Saturday so let me tell you about feeling old, lol!

Love the gifts. You always have the cutest ideas and the most fun fabric.

Anna said...

Beautiful work. One day I want to come over and watch you craft or quilt.

Ysabella said...

I think I have to ask someone to teach me how to sew so that I can start making baby gifts like the one you posted. I don't think I'm as good as you when it comes to sewing.

babymode said...

Very adorable,love the color combination.......

Madison McLean said...

That is such a perfect baptism present! The burp cloth and pillow pair looks fantastic, making it the best giveaway for newborns.

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