Friday, December 21, 2012

Gifts for Baby G

I’m back! I can’t believe I made it to Christmas break. The last few months have been madness, in between taking online classes, studying like a crazy person for a certification exam, and renovating the first floor of our house. But now my classes are done, I passed the certification exam (which was very exciting since it only has a 58% pass rate!) and the renovation is almost finished (the kitchen backsplash and the painting still needs to be done after the break. I'll share pics soon). And, more importantly, we’re officially on Christmas break until January 2nd!

I haven’t done much sewing since Halloween, when our house started being ripped apart and my hardcore studying for the exam started. But I did get some sewing done before Halloween to make sure I was ready to welcome our new baby niece into the world!

For my sister-in-law’s shower, I made a simple quilt entirely from fabric that was in my stash!


It’s a pretty simple pattern but I love how happy it is, especially those owls and polka dots on the back!


I am such a sucker for fruit prints too.



I also made the usual giraffe toy and tag blanket with the leftover fabric. A quilt, giraffe, and tag blanket are starting to be my signature gift for new mothers!


To greet baby G in the hospital, I made a knitted baby blanket courtesy of the pattern from The Purl Bee.


I love how simple it is and how plush it feels. Plus it can be machine washed and dried!


I’ve been looking forward to Christmas break for so long that I can’t believe it’s here! Lots of cooking, baking, crafting, reading, and relaxing are in store for the next week or so. Even though I’m starting some online courses in January, I expect to be back more often than I have been to update you on what I’m working on! Here’s to the start of a new year!


  1. Hey, welcome back! Good to hear from you! What beautiful gifts-- your niece is (will be) one lucky tyke!

    1. Thanks, Ginger! My sister in law said she gets compliments on the knitted blanket whenever she is out with Baby G! That's always nice to hear.


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