Thursday, December 4, 2008

Baby Craft Project

So you all know by now that a plethora of babies have made their way into the lives of our friends. We couldn't be more excited for these families.

And by we, I mean I couldn't be more excited. Josh doesn't mind babies too much - as long as they don't spit up - but the level of excitement he can muster over other people's kids is comparatively low. But here he is with Rina, doing an excellent job:

So back in August or so I was reading some blogs and came across this post about DIY baby burp cloths, which can make for excellent baby gifts. AND there were very simple step-by-step instructions + pictures included. Perfect for a sewing novice like myself. Thank you Rocks In My Dryer.

The pattern? Two pieces of printer paper taped together, with the corners rounded off. My type of sewing project.

AND I had a blast picking out adorable flannel for each one. JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, AND Etsy all had some great options. Easy, personal, fun, and if you buy flannel on sale (which it is 75% of the time, it seems) not too expensive.

So now that these babies are all born and the gifts have been given, I get to do a show-and-tell with you all. Had I done it any sooner it would have ruined the fun for the recipients. So here they are!

These went to Rina:

These to Brody:

These to Noah:

And these to Lucy:

I paired each one with a Jesus Storybook Bible (my favorite baby gift - read more about it here) and voila! I had so much fun putting these together.

And moms of these babies? Don't look too close at the seams.


Christopher said...

Personally, I think that they knock the socks off of the store bought ones (though I am not ungrateful for those). :-) Thanks Witte!

sbaar said...

How fabulous! I love it!

the buurstra's said...

when i have a second baby can i have some?! :) cuz man, they are waaay cute and you weren't sewing yet when grayson was born! i'll buy the fabric and everything!!

Lynn said...

Awesome gifts! I bet they all loved them...especially that they had that special homemade touch.

Chrispy Critter said...

Makes me want another baby!

Short Stop said...

These are ALL adorable. I can't even stand it. You, my friend, are a very creative gift giver! Love the idea of them paired with TJSB! PERFECT gift!

Dave and Jenni said...

What wonderful gifts for your friends! I'm sure they appreciated them and all the l;ove that was put into them!