Last week, I saw a post about a Pinterest Challenge and, since I’m posting on a moderately regular basis, I decided it is high time to throw my hat into the ring.
I’m at the age of marriage and babies which provides plenty of opportunities for homemade gifts. I’ve wanted to make a few small baby gifts and had pinned a few items over the last couple of months. First up: Purl Bee baby bib!
I printed the pattern, pulled some fabric from my stash and set off to the store in search of terry fabric. The woman at Sew-fisticated (the closest fabric store to me with a very different vibe than Purl Soho) said it’s really hard to find and I’d be better off using a towel. I thanked her and headed next door to Marshall’s and found a large white towel for $5.99—which is cheaper than a yard of fabric. Sold!
I paired it with some fun Farmer’s Market Fabric by RJR Fabrics. Maybe a bib can inspire a diet? I have a stack of fat quarters of Farmer’s Market line fabrics… this will probably be a go-to gift with these fabrics down the line.
Next up… a baby rattle! I found this pin and followed the link which lead to another link! I used the idea as inspiration and set out to make my own stuffed baby rattle. My plan was to make Mr. Sun and Miss Raincloud. It turns out my stuffed rattle skills need some more time to develop so Mr. Sun is the only one who is ready to make his debut today…
I used leftover Kona Cotton in yellow of his face and the backside is from a pack of dishcloths I picked up at Marshall’s with the towel for the bib. I used ribbons and more fabric for the rays. He is stuffed with 2 jingle bells and lots of stuffing. He’s a little wonky on the side where I hand-stitched him closed… I think of him as a prototype!