Friday, August 19, 2011

Another Birth Announcement Embroidery Hoop

Remember my Central Park baby quilt that I made back in April as a baby shower gift for my brother and my sister-in-law? Well, my new niece finally arrived on July 1st. After making my first birth announcement embroidery hoop for a friend a couple months ago, I just had to make another one for my niece...


The blue fabric was a leftover from the quilt binding. I didn't think that I had any scraps left from the quilt backing (but I have since discovered that I was wrong), so I dug through my scrap drawer looking for colors that matched the Central Park line. I must have done a pretty good job because my sister-in-law thought that it was made up of fabrics from the quilt.

I also made a set of burp cloths...


Just a quick sew of some fabric onto cloth diapers. Very girly collection of fabrics here. Sorry, bro... you won't look very manly burping the baby :)

These are definitely my new go-to baby gift. Both of these projects are so quick and easy, and everyone loves them. The only problem is that now we are in a baby lull... no one is pregnant and I can't think of anyone who will be anytime soon. I'll be ready for the next one, though.




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15 comments:

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I love that simple but darling and personal gift. Brilliant every time! and the fabrics for the burp cloths? Gorgeous selections as always! :)
xoxo,
Amy

Ruth H. said...

What a beautiful design! I would be so happy to get such a sweet gift. I think the colors you used on the bunting are so happy.

Leanne said...

What an adorable birth announcement gift. The bunting is so sweet. I love those beautiful fabrics too.

Shelley said...

Hi Gwen, I love both projects! I was wondering about the bunting? I can see it is sewn across the top but is each little triangle also sewn? Have a great weekend!

Tasha said...

I love them! Burp cloths are a go to baby present for me too. Adore the hoop embroidery. That is adorable. Happy weekend to you friend.

chris said...

Your hoop is darling, the burp cloths are such a necessity. Adorably done.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Beautiful job as always! You have a great eye for fabric. You should sell those birth announcements!

Susan said...

I love that idea for a birth announcement! I think it's way cuter than the more traditional baby cross-stitch projects. (And I like the name too, that's my sister-in-law's name!)

Janet said...

I Love the idea to add fabric to the cloth diapers for bibs--very cute, yet still functional. :)

Angee said...

Oh, this is so darling. I have an Emily Grace too :)

Naturally Carol said...

Great gift ideas Gwen! I'll have to investigate making burp cloths too..they are so practical.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Lovely gifts, your work is so professional! I am definitely going to make one of those hoops. They have been on my mind since you first posted about them.

Brandi said...

Beautiful & so creative! Fantastic gift idea!

malia said...

Gwen I have 2 words for you:
Etsy Shop!
Love it!

Krista said...

Both are so adorable! July 1, that's my birthday, too. :) I've never done a burp cloth on a cloth diaper like that. I don't know why, they're so functional and a great showcase for cute fabric. Gotta add it to the list!

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