Last night, while our girls watched T.V., I sat together with them on our sofa and did some hand stitching work. I made a baby gift set for our family friend's baby boy. Well, I used sewing machine to make both the bib and the drawstring bag, but the embroidery is hand stitched by me :)
This colorful elephant fabric placed in the center of this patchworked bib is my recent find from our local Joann store. I think it's perfect for making baby items (both for a baby boy and a girl).
Close up of my hand stitched work... I used the embroidery pattern of this spoon with a ribbon from this Japanese embroidery book:
The reversible side of the bib is soft cotton flannel...
Here, I embroidered the little boy's name on to the drawstring bag. BTW this reversible bag was made based on this awesome tutorial from Pink Penguin!
Close up of the baby boy's name... Kaito
Reversible side of the bag: a bunch of colorful elephants :)
As you can probably tell, making handmade gifts is one of my favorite things to do, and I especially enjoy making stuff for babies :)
And the good news is that I will be making two more baby gifts like this one soon for more babies arrived around our family friends. Yes, it seems like there is a baby boom around here and I'm so happy for them!!
I hope this gift will be used by the baby and his family...
Thanks for reading and I hope you're enjoying your weekend as much as I'm enjoying mine ;)