Sewn Gifts for Babies
February 17, 2012 §
I went to a dinner the other night where, out of six of us, four were pregnant (not me!). I have two sisters-in-law that are expecting and several friends, not at the dinner, that are pregnant, too. So, I’ve been thinking about baby gifts, obviously. These are two cute ideas for handmades I found at The Purl Bee, one of my favorite sites for sewing ideas (it’s great for the knitter, too). You can find directions for the Penguin (I love this little guy!) here and instructions for the simple bibs here. Purl Bee uses (glorious) Liberty of London fabrics on the bibs, but those are pricey, so I just used what I had. The bibs are quick and simple, the penguin takes a bit longer, but is so fun! I’m not even a stuffed animal person, but I loved making it. It was a great way to use up scraps, too!
Other things I’ve been liking:
*The Marriage Plot…I really liked this book until the end when it just left you hanging. I’m still glad I read it.
*The Wonder Of Boys…I’ve realized I really don’t understand my son. I have no idea what is going on in there. This book is helping me understand why he does some of the things he does and how he needs different things than my girls do. Very helpful and enlightening.
*MFK Fisher’s The Art of Eating…A collection of her essays. Sometimes downright hilarious, the woman had some sass.
* This discussion about hair cuts (I’m thinking of going really short, so it’s been on the brain)
* This…The music, the faces, the outfits! It’s tough to stop laughing.