There must be something in the water because it seems like everyone is having babies right now!!!! Between my friends & family and the BF's friends, we've known at least 10 ppl in the last year to get pregnant & have babies. It's so easy to pick something off the registry or get them a gift card, but I wanted to personalize a gift. (Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of times I go straight to Target & just pick up something from the registry, quick & easy!)
Ever since I made my nephew a bowtie last year for his Mom & Dad's wedding, I have been obsessed with bowties. They always look so cute & polished. So I decided to turn the Puppy Bowtie into the Baby Bowtie!
I bought a pack of Gerber onesies from Target and used leftover fabric & velcro. I picked fun fabrics and holiday specific fabrics: purple gingham, baby blue plaid, Christmas tartan, green ducks, etc.
Use my Bowtie tutorial here. Once you are complete with all your bowties, add a patch of velcro on the back. Then add another velcro piece to the onesie. For each baby I did 2 onesies and 5 bowties.
Isn't this just the sweetest thing you've ever seen!!
To keep things organized for the new Mom, I also made a carrying case for all the bowties. It's a simple pocket clutch, kind of like Julia's.
It's basically a 20 x 10 inch rectagle. Fold into thirds, this creates a pocket on the bottom and flap to close with. Add velcro to keep the case closed.
Here are some more Baby Shower gift ideas:
Baby Andrew's shower was the other weekend. He is already one lucky guy and received tons of great gifts, including several homemade items; a hand-knitted koala bear, personalized GaTech onesies, a hand-crocheted baby blanket that was his fathers, and the velcro bowtie onesies.
Do you like giving your friends homemade gifts or store bought gifts?