I took a quick sewing break from working on my window treatment to make this little cuddly baby blanket for a friend this week. She just had an adorable baby girl about a month ago. Having 4 girls of my own, I know how overwhelming the pink can get after awhile, so I decided to go with purple instead.
The fabric is some left over from some blankets made for a friend in Alabama when she had her twin girls. (I ought to post those sometime.....) The green is some of that silky soft minky fabric I used to make the burp cloth a couple of weeks ago. I decided to go purchase the binding instead of making my own and avoid a whole lot of frustration. True to form, I was working on this until the last possible minute. (And trying to finish supper and help with homework and help work on Valentine's Day cards for school.)
So, a little outfit and the blanket should have been enough, but I decided to throw in one more little something. What does every new mother/baby need? Something to keep that pacifier (or toy) from falling out of reach at the most inopportune time, of course!
Easy enough to make. Just a simple clip purchased over the internet, a length of ribbon and a snap. My machine decided that it would rather eat the ribbon than sew on it, so that end was done by hand. The snap is plastic and was put on with a snap press. (I must admit, I'm so looking forward to making some clothes for the little ones this spring just so I can use snaps instead of buttons or zippers!) It worked out really well to attach the card to the gift bag using this pacifier clip, too. :)