Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A baby gift

My BFF, Erin, is having another baby, a boy. I wanted to make the baby something but didn't know what since I knew Erin, her MIL, and maybe her Mom were all going to make quilts for the baby. I knew I wanted to make something else. I decided to make the baby a stuffed animal. Spot, is from this book. I used buttons as the eyes since I didn't like the felt they had in the pattern for the eyes. I love buttons.

sport the elephants


polka dot elephant


spot with tail


The colors Erin is going for is orange and turquoise. I found some great flannel and made this blanket with a silky binding. My Mom always makes these blankets and I even still have the one she made me when I was born. The blanket is 42 x 42 inches, a really nice size.

baby blanket


silky binding


I also made her a crib sheet from the orange with white dots flannel and a receiving blanket with the turquoise flannel and green dot. It was really great to work with flannel and I have become a fan.

a baby gift

36 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

Seriously, I wish I had such a crafty BFF! Great gifts for Erin! :)

Robin said...

Wow!!! Absolutely beautiful! I love the fabric choices and colors...you have a very luck BFF!!

rachel griffith said...

seriously...total cuteness!!!

jess said...

Those colors are perfect together. :-D

Erin said...

You know I love it all. :) Seriously, I keep petting the blankets and unfolding and refolding them. I am so happy that I have one of those awesome silky binding blankets for this baby, because I know how much G. loves hers! It's all so perfect!!

Kris said...

I LOVE this elephant. He's so adorable. I also love the blanket you made. I had one just like it as a baby and the edging was why I liked it so much.

mandy said...

So cute! I just went and ordered that book because I want to make a little elephant, too! Oh, and GREAT colors!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lucky momma and baby...

Erin said...

That is just the sweetest little stuffed toy! I love it. You're such a good friend to Erin. I really need to learn how to sew.

Casey said...

it's all adorable! I love the fabrics you used

Kerri said...

oh, i just love the stuffed elephant!! and what a lovely blanket!!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

The elephant is adorable! I love the blanket though. All my kiddos loved the silky binding on their blankets :)

Tatty Mum said...

Cute, adorable, bright, cheerful can you tell I love all of it what wonderful colours and fabrics you've used. You have one very lucky friend.

joanne x

Nichole said...

Those are so great! I especially love the elephant, what a good friend!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

orange and turquoise and my new favorites, what new Mom would not be thrilled to receive such an amazing gift, I love Spot!!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I absolutely love the elephant and I know the baby will too, but I have to be the voice of doom here and say that since you put on the buttons (choking hazards), the baby should not play with it until he is 3 or so, it should be decorative. My baby is 15 months and she'd have those bitten off in less than a second! Sorry, not trying to be the elephant police, just a thought.

Erin said...

Don't worry - he's much too cute to become a chew toy, anyways. He'll be on a shelf. :)

Carlotta said...

Oh I love elephants, how cute!! That's a wonderful gift.
~Tootles for now!

Troy, Sarah and Lucy Sherman said...

oh my gosh you know how to make crib sheets??? i need more for lucy!! maybe you can show me?

kvinta said...

I have that book too! i just love, love, love the littlest elephants in them, and now i definitely have to make some for the kiddos around me (family and friends, I am still awaiting my own to arrive in October.

Nice and lively colours, more daring combination than I would ever dare, but i like it!

Jennifer said...

I love the blankets but the Elephant is so adorable! Any new Mom would be excited to get that.
Jennifer

pitbull said...

Trust me, "Spot" is even more adorable in person. And Erin caught me yesterday snugging the new blanket....it's so soft! At first I thought orange and turquoise were odd choices for a baby, but now I see them, I am in love. Can't wait to wrap the new one in your cute things. BTW, what colors will YOU use for your new addition in November? Got to start planning.....

Angie said...

Both are so adorable, good job!

Cheryl said...

How cute, good job!

Sheri Howard said...

Such a darling gift! I love the orange!!!

Sharon said...

My 6-year old is standing behind me screaming, I WANT AN ELEPHANT!!! *Sigh*

I WANT that adorable blue fabric!

amylouwho said...

adorable!! Are elephants the new owls? I love it.

Beth said...

So very sweet! I think I might have to get that book based on that adorable elephant alone!

Kerr Family said...

That elephant is super cute!

AJ said...

So cute!!!

metrosupialdesigns said...

Very cute. Isn't flannel awesome!?

Christina Lowry said...

Your elephant is very cute and your blanket is lovely. What a funky nursery this little one will have! :)

RETTJ16 said...

Way cute!! Good job!!!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

I don't recall if I commented on thsi already, but I LOVE that elephant. darn are those polka dots cute. I had a stuffed lovey elephant when I was a wee one. and so does my daughter! I think I need one of these...;-)

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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