September 19, 2010
Recently I was asked to make a baby gift set for a friend. She wanted to give it to her sister-in-law for her baby shower. I agreed to help her out. She wanted a bib (I’ve only ever made one before), an initial onesie and a matching burp cloth (Never made one before). I agreed to help but let her know that she would be a guinea pig. She was okay with that, so I went to work. She provided me with the fabric, onesie and burp cloth. I really just had to make it all happen!
Much to my surprise, making the burp cloth was easier than I expected it would be. I looked at some online and checked out some tutorials and then picked what I thought was the best way to do it. I love how it turned out and will probably be adding these to my standard baby shower present. Hopefully the mom-to-be also likes her gift.
Initial Onesie, Burp cloth and Bib
August 4, 2010
Don’t you just love get surprises in the mail? I know I do. This time I was the one sending the surprises. That makes it fun too. One recipient knew that something was coming, the other did not. I hope they both like their surprises.
I know SO many people that are having babies right now and I enjoy making tag blankets (and now actually the onesies/shirts are becoming fun too) so I decided to make some for my friends. Both of these friends were in choir with me in high school. I hope your babies enjoy their new tag blankets!
Judah's Tag Blanket
Connor's Tag Blanket
July 24, 2010
I had a busy week with two baby showers and one birthday party! Isabella’s party was right in the middle. I had already made a tag blanket for her and gave it to her parents as soon as they decided on her name. For her shower I decided to make her two onesies, a personalized pacifier and baby legs.
Personalized onesie and pacifier
I made another onesie for her with an iron on that I had on hand. (After the party, I got to hear it from Isabella’s Dad that I didn’t make one for him too.)
I love Mommy Onesie
I also made her a pair of baby legs, which I forgot to take a picture of! It was very funny at the party because Isabella’s Mommy didn’t know what they were. She thought they were just big socks, maybe even for her! Everyone joked that I shouldn’t have told her so she could just wear them around. Then we could catch her out with them on and let her know what they really were! It was very funny.
July 23, 2010
Haven was born recently and there was no shower thrown for her mom until after Haven arrived. The reason was because they did not find out if they were having a boy or a girl ahead of time. And with having the shower after her arrival, we all get to meet her too. I had made a tag blanket for her and had a big box of hand me down clothes to drop off when her mom suggested I come to the shower that her sisters were having for her. I didn’t mean to get myself invited when I probably wasn’t on the original list, but I’m glad to get to celebrate with them. Since I was now going to the shower, I decided to make a few more things for baby Haven.
First is the tag blanket I had already made for her.
Personalized Tag Blanket
Next I decided to make her a personalized pacifer with some vinyl and our Cricut machine. I am seriously in love with personalized gifts and I certainly hope the recipients loved them too. Amy came over for a craft day and taught me how to cut fabric with the Cricut. I am SO excited that we got this figured out. I LOVE it. I cut out an H and put it onto a onesie with Heat n Bond. After that I sewed around the letter to help secure the letter to the onesie even more. It is sewn near the edge but so that with wear, the fabric can fray a little. (I like that look.)
"H" Pacifer and Onesie
To finish off her gift, I made a set of ‘baby legs.’ Unfortnately, I forgot to take a picture of them before they got wrapped up! I am also taking her a very large diaper box filled with cute hand me down baby girl clothes (many that Little Monkette only wore once!).
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July 18, 2010
A friend on mine from church is about to have her second daughter. She was looking around for Big Sister and Little Sister shirts. She wasn’t finding anything that she really liked and I suggested either Etsy, or me! She decided that if she was going to pay someone, she would pay me (I tried to tell her no, but she wouldn’t listen.). She picked out the onesies and the fabric and got them to me. With Amy’s help, we did the rest. We first cut out letters on card stock to see the sizing and then cut it from the fabric. It went great. I am really glad Amy figured out the Cricut machine for us. I can’t wait to continue cutting stuff and making more cute items.
I love how these turned out. I was so very excited! I finished them up yesterday and delivered them today at church. Mommy to be says she loves them too. I can’t wait to see her two little girls each in their own outfit.
lil sis / BIG SIS
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May 30, 2010
Earlier today, Little Monkey and I ran up to the store for a few things we needed for dinner and we saw these little birds. We usually see the big sand hill cranes in our neighborhood a lot but I have never seen any little baby sand hill cranes. We had just pulled out of the driveway when we spotted two adult cranes and two baby cranes. I grabbed my camera to try and get a picture. I got this one:
As soon as I snapped this photo, I noticed two cars pulling up behind me so we had to get on our way! I really wanted to get a picture of both the little cranes but no luck. They were so cute an tiny. Hard to believe that in no time, they will be big birds like their parents.
May 28, 2010
I just can’t help myself! Now that the recipients have gotten their tag blankets, I can post them here. I didn’t want them to see them before they actually had them. That just ruins the surprise!
Remember this photo? Here come the two from the right side.
London's Turtle tag blanket
Maitland's Pirate tag blanket
I hope everyone likes their new tag blankets. Enjoy your babies, as they will be all too big, all too soon!
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May 14, 2010
I can hardly believe how many little ones are being born!!! I think we know at least ten people who are either pregnant or had a baby since February! This little guy is due in June and we can’t wait to meet him. I had planned a whole gift set (which he will get eventually) but the mom and dad to be hadn’t decided on his name for sure yet. He will be getting a personalized baseball tag blanket and personalized initial pacifier once they decide on his name.
For now, he is getting a baseball tie onesie. Now he can be dressed up without all the fuss!
I also made a set of baseball peepee teepees. These teepees are to be used during diaper changes to catch any unfortunate accidents!
So here’s the bummer. I started writing this blog as I was in the process of making everything…but it appears that I forgot to take pictures of Baby J’s gifts!!! How can that be?!?!?! Big Bummer. I will do my best to remember to take a picture of the tag blanket once I get it made (now that they have picked a name, I can start it).
I did take a picture of this though:
It was my first attempt at making a paci clip. I think it turned out pretty good. There is velcro at the bottom section to attach different pacifiers to it.
April 16, 2010
A friend asked to have some bean bags made to give as a gift at her friend’s baby shower. (Since I don’t know the other person, I’m pretty sure we are safe in posting them here. Facebook will have to wait though.) The new baby boy, Cade is having a cowboy themed nursery so she wanted me to do something cowboy related. I found some cute fabrics at Joann’s to use. After I started making them, I thought how cute it would have looked to use a red bandana for two bean bags instead of the gingham. Unfortunately I was already half way done with them when I came up with it. Next time!
Hopefully the mom to be will like this set of personalized bean bags.
Personalized Bean Bags
Interested in a set for yourself or as a gift? Check out Two Florida Girls online shop for more information.
November 8, 2009
As you have probably seen before in my blog, I have been making Tag blankets as gifts for friends. We do not sell these in our shop at this time but I have made them at the request of people or as gifts. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, keep reading or you can check out these: Kieren and Makenna’s, Makiah’s and Kylie’s
Another friend of ours from church is getting ready to have her first boy (She already has two girls.) and I am not able to make it to her shower. I was planning to make her a tag blanket, so I got it done this week so that I could deliver it before her shower.
I also decided to try and put her son’s initials on a washcloth and his name on the matching towel. It was something I had in the closet and never gave as a gift. Sadly the machine messed up on his name on the towel and it didn’t turn out right. The washcloth turned out okay, but I didn’t give it to her because I thought it would be silly to just give her the washcloth.
As I was wrapping up the tag blanket, I realized that I didn’t have a card to go with the gift. Seeing that it was after 9pm and Little Monkey was in bed and Little Monkette was hanging out with me, there was no running to the store to get a card. I checked my stash and noticed that I didn’t have anything that would really work for a baby shower either. So I decided to take some card stock and make a card. I had never tried to do what I was thinking in my head so it was kind of a trial run. Thankfully it turned out okay!
I just the letters from some leftover fabric scraps we had and used a glue stick to get them in place. Then I did a zigzag stitch around the letters to help keep them on the card and make it look fun. I took a piece of construction paper and cut it to fit on the inside of the card to cover up the thread and holes from sewing. Then I wrote a message inside. Simple but quite cute if I do say so myself!