I am going to a shower for three ladies soon to be new moms tomorrow. I usually give blankets or a little quilt and some burp cloths for baby shower gifts. All the babies who are getting showered tomorrow are boys, so I didn’t have anything already made for boys. I have three girl blankets and a girl quilt made up…just the luck!!
I went to JoAnns when their flannel was 50% off and bought enough to make three large blankets and nine burp cloths. I serged the edges on the blankets and burp cloths with a contrasting thread.
I put together a nice soft blankey with a satin binding with burp cloths, felted wool play balls and a large reversible flannel blanket and a bug in a jar! Yep, that is right a bug in a jar…I participated in a craft show today and set up beside this really nice lady who had really cute baby and kid friendly wood cut out toys. They are painted with non toxic kid watercolors so they are safe.
I noticed she had glass 1/2 pint jars on her table, so I went over to investigate….they were bugs in a jar! How much more boy can you get?? I loved the idea! So I bought three of them to put in with the felted ball and the blankets.
The caterpillar is really cute…
and so is the bee…
and the snail is darling! The little heart in the picture above is actually her business card, her website can be found here! You can see more of her work here on etsy.
I wrapped the gifts in the large reversible blanket and tied them up with ribbon that I already had.
I am linking to these great parties!Ellen