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It’s a quick tip: Baby

The rest of this week, I will be giving some quick tips for baby gifts! Recently, I just became an aunt 2 times..and both times to a baby girl! In our family, the odds are not good that you will have a girl. On both sides (my husband’s and mine), there are 13 grandchildren..both have 9 boys and 4 girls…so it was about time for girls!  When putting together a baby gift for one of them, I thought it might be fun to show how I put together a personal, but quick gift.

My first tip? STITCH ON FELT, THEN ADD TO GIFT.

Stitching on felt is forgiving. Felt is already thick enough that you don’t have to have an embroidery hoop if you don’t have one. Simply figure out what you want to stitch on some coordinating felt, stitch it with embroidery thread, then stitch it with a machine on to whatever you are giving.

Here is a cute onesie I found..and this one I just free stitched (no pattern..just went for it).

Here I made a quick quilt from 2 charm packs (took me an hour start to finish..maybe I should throw together a tutorial on that!)..this particular niece was named after her late grandmothers birth place..just spelled a bit different..so I cut out the shape of California and added her name. A sweet reminder of why she was named what she was named!

And you can see that these are not exactly the same, but both still equally cute…another plus since I love to add some homemade goodness with store bought goodness when giving a gift!

Have you ever tried your hand out at embroidery?

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3 thoughts on “It’s a quick tip: Baby

  1. Liane R says:

    I love this idea! I do a lot of machine embroider personalized type gifts. And am always looking for new baby gift ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Erin says:

    Love this! What a sweet idea! Where did you get your felt? It looks so soft, almost like flannel. I seem to have a hard time finding felt I am happy with, whether it’s the look, feel, color, etc. I’m looking for a good place to buy felt, even if I have to order it online! Any suggestions? Oh, and I’d love you to do a quick quilt tutorial!

    1. admin says:

      Hi Erin,

      I buy most of my felt at Jo-Ann’s..I do buy all my felt on a bolt..and always when it goes on sale (it can get really pricey!)..my other tip is to look in the remnants pile there. They will have the good wool felt in there sometimes for a steal! Good luck!

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