Baby showers are a great excuse to make baby gifts. I love making gifts for babies not only because of how adorable they look but it also makes me marvel at the miracle of life itself, in the words of the Psalmist, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made”.Those verses in Psalm 139 : 14-16, they get me every single time.
I have been plotting and planning to make gifts for a special friend in church, who is having a baby very soon
This was not the original quilt I had planned for her. Like I have done several times before,I changed my mind after I finished making quilt top with the fabrics I had got before and decided to make her another one
For this simple baby quilt,I used the dreamy , whimsical woodland themed Hushabye hollow (by Lydia Nelson for Moda) charm pack that I had in my stash plus some extra yardage to make this quilt so that the baby can use it upto toddler stage. I backed it with the softest minky in a soothing fawn colour. I also added my Hold&Cherish label to it.
Then I also made her a stroller knit blanket with 100% New Zealand Organic Merino.This yarn is no longer available so I’m really happy I had enough to make this blanket. I misplaced the care labels I had printed earlier somewhere and so couldn’t attach it to the blanket.
I used my 4.5 mm ChiaoGoo fixed knitting needles for it and they are a dream to knit with.I’ve used a few circular knitting needles now to know that ChiaoGoo fixed circulars are my favourite . I plan to get them in a few sizes and lengths.
My friend is on FB and Instagram .I didn’t want to ruin the surprise for her so I did not post it anywhere else online, except here because the maker in me couldn’t contain the excitement of having the gifts ready to give to the precious baby. Fingers crossed these gifts will be received well by my friend and be used till they fall apart.