Saturday, June 25, 2011

Baby Boy Shower Gifts

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!


Tanya said...

Cute, I'm in a similar baby shower boat, but I only have boy stuff pre-made, so now I'm rushing to make a cute girl quilt!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Really cute!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Great work putting those fun and practical gifts together for the new little boys!

Julie said...

Ellen, You are amazing for giving such special gifts!!! I know I'd love to receive them! Useful & CUUUTE!

Ginger said...

Love these baby gifts!! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Unknown said...

Lovely gifts and I am totally inspired by the wooden toys. I like the idea of wrapping the presents in reversible blankets too!!!

Jami said...

Sweet baby gifts! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!

Anonymous said...

I wish I was having a girl I would love a blanket. The wooden toys are giving me ideas for my sons room! I love how one blogger can inspire another! Thanks for linking to WorkShop Wednesday! Can't wait to see what you are up to this week!

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Anonymous said...

Ellen, extraordinaire for special prizes! I know I want to receive! Handy & amp; amp; Amp; amp; the hole!

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