Our niece, Mandy, is expecting and recently found out that she is having a baby boy. As you can imagine, everyone is anxious to welcome a new bouncing baby boy to the family.
Last Sunday, her mother, Romy, gave her a baby shower and it was fun to make a few baby boy items, as I usually am sewing for our two granddaughters. I found out the baby’s name is going to be Wyatt and the nursery has a “Whale” theme. I was in a time crunch to make a baby quilt, so thought instead I would purchase a cozy blanket and add a whale appliqué with my embroidery machine. Below is the baby blanket I prepared for our new nephew.
To make this blanket, I was so fortunate to first find an adorable chevron patterned plush baby blanket in the exact colors I wanted to use. In addition to that, there was a really cute whale bib that I determined, with a few minor adjustments, would make an adorable appliqué for the blanket. After purchasing the bib, I carefully cut away the long blue straps and pinned the body of the whale to the blanket.
Then I sewed an edge stitch around the appliqué to attach the whale to the blanket and was pleased with the end result.
Next, I focused on a few more items for Wyatt. While shopping, I found a set of cute onesies that had a nautical theme and one of them even had a print with tiny whales.
It’s always fun to personalize a few items for a baby shower, so I embroidered another Onesie with Wyatt’s name.
Since there are usually a lot of baby items that include a comment about Mommy, I thought it would be fun to personalize a little shirt that Daddy would like too. I added “Daddy’s Helper, Wyatt” to a cute little Oshkosh T-Shirt that I had purchased – it was fun to choose the designs to complement this cute little shirt.
The shower was a lot of fun and Romy did a great job with the “whale” theme, including an adorable whale cake.
Best of all, Mandy received so many wonderful gifts and seemed to really enjoy herself. I was tickled that she also enjoyed the items I had made for her and Wyatt.
Have you made any shower gifts lately? If so, I would love to see them. It seems with Spring around the corner, there will be more shower invitations for bridal or baby. Such a fun time of year.