Friday, August 16, 2013

Gifts for Baby

Recently Katie, a friend of my daughter (Jai Robinson) had a baby shower.  In the past I'd made a baby blanket for her last baby which was so loved she asked for me to make her one for this baby too.  She also has a 3rd child which is just a bit older than the others.  I didn't think it was fair for 2 of the 3 children to have a baby blanket so I decided to make one for the older child too.  Back in the 60s I'd made a pillow for my grandmother and I remembered the design, thinking it would be pretty done as a baby blanket.  So off to work I went and stitched up my Avalon Baby Blanket which is crib sized (only done a bit larger for the 3rd child).

My daughter made the cards that went with the gifts!  Check her blog to see them - Jai Moore Designs

 
 
I decided to publish and sell this pattern and it's available in my Etsy Shop

Avalon Baby Blanket


Katie told my daughter that for this newest baby she had picked the colors of purple and yellow.  I had a pattern for a baby afghan that would work up well in those colors, so once again I started stitching away.  This is the result:




Since Katie also had requested a baby sweater, bonnet and booties, I designed a baby sweater set to coordinate with the baby afghan.  I am so pleased with how they turned out and with this design that I'm working on writing it down so I can also sell the pattern for the entire set.

Abigail Baby Sweater Set





I will put pattern for the Abigail Baby Sweater Set (named after the friend's baby) in my Etsy Shop and will also announce it here.

I had fun at the baby shower and the baby afghan and sweater set were well received :-)



 

5 comments:

Suztats said...

Beautiful! I admire your skill!

Mary R. said...

Thank you very much :-)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Wonderful designs and beautiful work! I'm sure these gifts will be treasured!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Wonderful designs and beautiful work! I'm sure these gifts will be treasured!

Mary R. said...

Thanks, Kathy. She was very pleased with them :-)