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In a sad turn of events, I was not able to attend my cousin’s baby shower this weekend, but I had so much fun making presents! These days, given enough time, I scroll through a registry to get a sense of a family’s style and start sewing accordingly. This sweet family favored greys and neutrals, some of my favorites!


I’ve become something of a bib connoisseur since my first child cut a tooth at 4 months. These bibs are based on my favorites, quilted, batted, and backed in soft jersey and including a little loop for a fancy paci clip! Snaps will give them longer life than Velcro, and they reflect the muslin bibs on the registry.

I also made a pair of teething pads to snap onto a carrier, something we couldn’t do without and which were also on the registry. They were simple, though, and I forgot to take a photo!


But this was just for fun. Every little girl needs a bit of frippery, so I went to town on a modified old PurlBee pattern. My grandmother gave me a few handkerchief cotton blouses with the express purpose to cut them up, and I did! Pintucks and lace were repurposed, and my only addition was the satin ribbon trim.

Truth be told, motherhood is hard. I’m hoping that my gifts reflect love and care and that I can continue to encourage my cousin as she enters into this life-changing, lifelong adventure!

With several friends pregnant and due either side of me, I’ve been working on quite a few baby gifts! Originally I intended sets of three items per child, but as showers began, I just went for whatever felt sweet at the time.

        

Of all the babies, only one is a girl! Her parents are big University of Tennessee fans, so I had fun using bold orange and figuring out an alternative to a bow tie bib. 

The bonnet pattern is from The Purl Bee, and the elephants are from Sew, Mama, Sew. Bibs, stuffed kitties, and “changing cones” are all original patterns. All told, it’s four bibs, four elephants, three sets of cones, one bonnet, and two kitties. Not bad, I think, and the first baby is due this week! Can’t wait to start meeting the little ones I’ve lovingly stitched for (mine especially, of course!)