Monday 4 April 2016

Soft Baby Things

Hello Friends!  Today I have some soft baby things that I've been making for my new niece.  I love her so much and haven't even met her yet in person.  She lives too far away to go and visit right now, so I'm sending some Auntie, Uncle, and cousin love in the mail.

I cut out some soft floral flannel and hemmed the fresh edges.  Then I crocheted around the edges with some variegated crochet thread.   I was surprised how easy it was to poke holes through the flannel.  So something that I won't hesitate to do again.

Then I had seen a tutorial on how to make a little quilted baby change pad.  Something I wish I had been able to do for my babies but didn't know how.  I used to put a receiving blanket over the plastic/ vinyl ones I had.  So I thought since I had these lovely flannel pieces of material that's exactly what I'd do.  SO I cut them out, found matching flannel to back them and tucked some quilting batting in between.  I quilted it with my free motion foot and tried doing a stipple stitch.  I edged it with some matching basting strips and now they're ready to go.  Now she can get her little bum changed in comfort. :)  And they're totally washable!  Plus they fold up nicely to go into a diaper bag or use at home. 

I made the receiving blanket out of the same yellow/orange floral flannel since I had a piece big enough left over.  I didn't have a yellow crochet thread so I opted for the variegated.

Thanks for dropping by!  What sort of things do you like making for babies?  Are there things you know how to make now that you would have loved to have known earlier?  I love how in life we never stop learning and even if our children are growing up we can use these skills for others.

Colossians 3:17 " And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Farther by him."
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Desire Fourie said...

Wow such beautiful blankies for your niece. Love the crochet edges.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Leslie McKinley said...

Thanks for sharing these! So beautiful. I am inspired as my cousin had a new little one and these would work well to mail.

Nancy said...

Beautiful work, Jennifer! I appreciate seeing what you've been up to! :o)

Mimi said...

Jennifer, what beautiful and thoughtful gifts. Your work is gorgeous. I'd love you to come and share at my Five Star Frou-Frou linkup, if you have time? I found you at Jes's link at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth. Mimi xxx

Danielle Dunn said...

they are so pretty. :)

handmade by amalia said...

You are a wonderful auntie. These gifts are so lovely.

Debbie said...

Sweet gifts for your new niece! It's hard to be far from family especially at times like this, so I hope you get to officially meet her soon!

Mimi said...

So lovely that you came and shared at Five Star Frou-Frou. Your work is gorgeous. Thankyou! Mimi xxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh my these are such soft and pretty blankies for your niece!! Just love them!! :) Enjoy your weekend! HUGS

JES said...

I love all these goodies you made! So pretty and soft for baby! Something I also like to give and make are burp cloths in the soft flannel. Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

JES said...

Good morning! Just a little note to let you know this post has been FEATURED today at the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth. Thank you for joining us!

Gabrielle said...

How darling!
I know now what to make for a friend's soon to be born baby; thanks for sharing!