Yesterday was the baby shower I held for my sister, and boy was it a doozy!
It started at 2pm, and get this, the last guests left after 9pm! How is that for a long baby shower? I thought it would last a couple of hours at most. Little did I know how wild a baby shower could be!
Ok, it wasn't so wild. Before you get any ideas I served rasberry punch (remind me to share the recipe one day) and iced tea, but it was a really good time.
I thought I would share some of the hand made things I made for my sister and her new baby. So super easy you could whip any one of these up in under an hour!
Itty Bitty PJ Pants! When I drafted this pattern I didn't have a newborn to try these on so I was really excited to check the fit. The verdict..... they fit my little 8lb nephew perfectly with a little growing room. I made a shirt to match but you could easily pair with a store bought T.
To personalize without using an embroidery machine, add an applique. Use THIS tutorial if using woven fabrics, or THIS tutorial if using knit fabrics.
These sew up in no time and are so handy for new moms!
How simple is that?
Here are some links to some great tutorials to make one of these
Southern Institcute of Domestic Arts and Crafts
Made by The Mama Monster
I'm not sure if all of these tutorials add pockets to the inside, but I added one in each corner for breast pads.
Onesies are also another really great store bought item you can embelish.
I completely forgot about it until the morning of the party when I went to get something out of the hall closet and saw it sitting there. I ran to the toy store, found some wood blocks, added a ducky and called it a day.
I'm sure I could have decorated this more creatively, but it worked!
So, there you go, several easy baby gifts when you need to make something in a hurry! :)