Friday, April 27, 2012

Owl baby set: take two

I was contacted a couple weeks ago by someone wanting to purchase an owl baby set like the one I made for my cousin shown here.

I was hesitant at first, because it's been difficult to think about or see anything baby related. Really...I've got a list a mile long of baby gifts I should be making, but haven't been able to pick up.
I decided to just bite the bullet and take the job, though, and I'm so glad I did.
It came out so cute! I'm really proud of it.


I couldn't get the exact same fabrics, so I searched fabric.com and etsy and ebay until I found enough fabrics to make up the set. I'm so pleased with what I found... even though I had to pay a little bit more for it than I would've liked to.Shipping it from all different places didn't make it very cost effective for me, but I love the fabrics I found.

These receiving blankets are BY FAR my most requested item from Mom's that have used them. Most people make their receiving blankets 36X36, which is just too small. I make mine 45X45, which is perfect.
Three of them bundled up with a little toy make a perfect gift all on it's own.
I love this owl from ggdesigns and was able to make the 6X10 one this time. eeee!

These aren't the burp rags that I normally make, but I really like them. These turned out super soft and adorable.


The baby blanket is really the 'beef'' of the baby set. It's 45X45 inches and made with fleece and flannel and bound with handmade bias.


I really love the blue flannel backing with the yellow bias.


The applique I used is this owl from ggdesigns. 



I also used her felt stitchie on the little baby wipes case. Super cute!!! Love it.


I put a little bit of the owl flannel on the inside for some added fun.



And I did have fun making this set.
I think it was just the thing to bring me out of my funk.

Getting an email like this really makes me feel good and erases any pain I may have felt creating the set.


Just got home from my trip and couldn't wait to open the box waiting at my front door...OMG, Nicole this is beyond what I could ever have imagined! Brought tears to my eyes because I know my cousin is going to be so touched. WOW, you are extremely talented girl!!! I can't wait to show all of my friends tomorrow! I love the diaper bag with the added aplique-SO adorable!!! The blanket is gorgeous!!! Thank you for the extra burp rag! I love the fabrics, so soft. I can't thank you enough! I will try to remember to take pictures, I can't wait to see my cousins face!

Thanks again for everything! It's been an absolute pleasure working with you! =)
Elizabeth


It's nice to feel appreciated when you put so much time into something.
Thank you Elizabeth!



6 comments:

Lyn said...

Great job Nicole. Glad you got back to making the baby gifts. Love how they always turn out. I get so many of my ideas from you. Love all the extra touches you add. Lyn

ShelleyMade said...

Well done Nicole. They turned out beautifully. Very brave of you to tackle it, but absolutely the right thing to do.

Amanda said...

Wow! Those are adorable! I especially love the wipes case. Wonderful job!

Colleen said...

The set is really cute. My daughter in law has been looking at owl fabric too.

Colleen said...

The set is really cute. My daughter in law has been looking at owl fabric too.

BConky said...

That turned out so darn cute.