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Okay, a few weeks ago when I said Little Britches got a new burp cloth, I lied. I ended up saving that for a baby gift I delivered tonight. I wasn't planning on delivering it tonight, but my husband came home and was so excited about the finished products that he wanted to hurry and deliver them. While that was a sweet compliment, it caused me to not be able to take a few quick pictures before the items left the house, but that is okay because, we didn't know it, but the baby is coming tomorrow! So, sorry, I will just have to create word pictures for you.
First of all I had lots of the material and ribbon I made the burp cloth out of left, so I decided to make a theme gift since the family includes a UT alumni. After the burp cloth I made a longhorn rattle. I took the outline of a longhorn and traced it onto the material. I then cut it out and sewed it together with the right sides facing each other. I was sure to leave a bit of the seam open so I could turn the longhorn right-side out. After I turned it right-side out I stuffed it with stuffing and included a few jingle bells. I put a loop on the top of the stuffed longhorn as I closed up the seam so it could hang from an infant gym or carseat handle. Imagine this logo only in the pink material, puffy, and with a ribbon loop on the top.
Next up was a onesie dress made with the pink material for the skirt and the pink polka dot ribbon as the waist band. It is the best onesie dress I have made yet! Soon I will be able to whip one up in no time.
No dress is complete without a hair (or head) accessory! So, naturally, I made a bow out of material and attached it to some ribbon. I sewed a small piece of elastic between the ends of the ribbon to give it some stretch.
I still had a small square of the pink material left and plenty of the ribbon, so I made a 7" x 7" loopy blanket. I did not follow a certain tutorial, but this is the basic idea.
I liked the way the gift set turned out. I think it is fun to give what you make!
My next project is a paying gig. My aunt has commissioned me to sew three pillow covers for her. It will not be hard, but I am procrastinating because I want to get it just right. I DO need to start the process though. And when I do I will be sure to take pictures- promise.