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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