Hi habibis! It’s still technically winter but it’s finally starting to feel just a bit spring-like, isn’t it? I’m so ready!
A few of my friends are having babies or had babies, so I’ve been making some baby gifts/baby-themed gifts. Here are a few of them:
Here are mom and dad mug rugs – for a pair of new parents-to-be. I hand embroidered “Mom” and “Dad” in stem stitch. Then I pieced the tops and backs from scraps. The mom one is machine quilted with a freehand heart and then a wavy box surrounding everything. I used bright green thread.
The dad one is machine quilted with concentric rectangles. I filled in the remaining space with other geometric shapes using dark blue thread.
Here’s an uncle bookmark for an academic and bibliophile. Again, “uncle” is hand embroidered in stem stitch and then I machine quilted rectangles around the center rectangle. The blue book print is from the same line as this bookmark and mug rug. The back is the same print.
A grandpa pillow for a baseball lover: I saw a tutorial on sew mama sew handmade holidays for a pennant pillow and loved the idea. (I didn’t actually follow the tutorial.) I hand embroidered “Grandpa” on the light blue fabric and then added a darker blue border to get the size I wanted.
I chose baseball fabric for the back because this grandpa is a huge baseball afficianado. I added the blue to the back side, too. I sewed them right sides together, stuffed it with loose batting, and handstitched it closed.