How did this happen?
The wedding invites are starting to dwindle and they've been replaced with baby announcements!
My mom has always been an amazing home-made gift-giver. Every newborn has received a baby quilt and sometimes a little something extra (like an awesome stuffed dinosaur). Now that I’m an “adult” I can no longer sign my name to my mom’s beautiful gifts, so it’s time to start contributing something of my own.
Back in the beginning of the summer a family friend of ours had a little baby boy. So when my mom told me she was working on her quit I kicked it into high gear and made the little peanut a hooded towel. I always loved mine when I was little, and babies look so darn cute in them.
When I was searching the World Wide Web for inspiration all I could really find were solid colors and a few ducks, so I pulled out some post-its and drew up some ideas.
The idea that got me most excited was the hippo so I headed over to The Needle Shop and bought some blue gingham and got to work making the bias tape.
I did one more drawing to figure out the details of the hippo's face and then got to work putting all the pieces together
Unfortunately I didn't get many pictures of it before I sent it out, but here are a few slightly blurry ones of the final product.
And now that there are a few more little babes in my life it’s time to get crackin’.
p.s. here's that little peanut in the towel.
Oh geez! What a cutie!