Smallest boy has been off school all week with a horrible temperaturey virus and little lady has entered the twos in a very vocal way so it was such a fabulous lift to my day to receive a little package in the post yesterday. It was from a lovely lady who blogs here, definitely worth a read and her menu plans have been a real inspiration to me. Yesterday she asked for ideas for a special baby gift and it got me thinking about lovely easy things to make for a new little babe. I had to admit defeat in making a new one this morning, this photo pretty much epitomises the emotion of the morning!
I was all ready to make a small baby boy taggy toy; found the Cath Kidston washcloth, sorted the ribbons I have accumulated including my lovely new ribbon pack and started to cut the white fleece for the front. My little duo had other plans for my attention though.
Ruby has loved hers and enjoyed playing with and eating the ribbons and snuggling up with it when she is tired. On the back of hers is the spray flowers print that always makes me think of her early days because she had a blanket in the same print in her incubator.
It was very easy to make: I folded and pinned ribbons to the washcloth, cut out a piece of fleece, lay it over the top to create a ribbon sandwich, and then sewed together. To be safe especially as it is a baby toy it is probably best to sew round it twice to make the ribbons really secure.
I love this print though, perfect for a little one.
What have you made for a new baby?
I'd love to know especially easy and quick ideas!