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Welcome Wyatt

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.

The Appliquéd Whale Baby Blanket I Prepared for Wyatt
The appliquéd whale baby blanket I prepared for Wyatt

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.

Baby blanket I purchased
Baby blanket I purchased
Adorable Whale Bib
Adorable Whale Bib

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I sewed an edge stitch around the appliqué to attach the whale to the blanket and was pleased with the end result.

Sewing the whale to the blanket
Sewing the whale to the blanket

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.

Set of nautical onesies for Wyatt
Set of nautical onesies for Wyatt
Custom onesie for Wyatt
Custom onesie for Wyatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s always fun to personalize a few items for a baby shower, so I embroidered another Onesie with Wyatt’s name.

Customizing Oshkosh T-Shirt
Customizing Oshkosh T-Shirt
Something for Daddy too
Something for Daddy too

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Adorable Whale Cake
Adorable Whale Cake

The shower was a lot of fun and Romy did a great job with the “whale” theme, including an adorable whale cake.

Mandy holding her new whale blanket
Mandy holding her new whale blanket

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.

Happy sewing!

Jane