Monday, August 15, 2011

Sewing: Blue Zebra Lovey Boy and Luxe Blanket


We went to a couples baby shower this past weekend. Is there anything more exciting than a new baby? No. Really, nothing compares. It's nice that people keep having them! I love it when they are having girls because I feel I have so much to share in that department--experience and things! But on the other hand, a boy is such a wonder to me with my house of girls. It has been fun to to think and look for, "boy!" 


I spotted this blue zebra minky, or maybe it's velboa--a bit silkier and lighter than minky, by David Textiles, a month or so ago and thought it would be so fun for my future nephew. There are a few things I'd like to make for him and a minky blanket is one of them--every baby needs one! Maybe I need one! I used my own tutorial for the Lovey Boy and Satin Luxe Blanket and combined this blue zebra with a white minky dot for the blanket and a chocolate brown minky dot for two Lovey Boys.


I had two identical Loveys for Tess--so nice in case one goes missing or you'd like to keep one in the car seat and one in the crib. So I made two for this little boy. I hope he like them.

I bound it all with "Neon Blue" (though it's not in my opinion) Wright's Satin Blanket Binding. It is an unbelievable match with the zebra! And I paired the blanket and loveys with one of my favorite things for babies--a Kissy Kissy Premier footed layette. I love babies in white and these are so so soft.


I can't wait to meet this little guy!

9 comments:

Sharon said...

this is a very lovely gift! The blanket looks so soft snuggly!

Tammy said...

So pretty!

My sister is due with a boy next month and I had a lot of fun sewing for him! I made him three saques (gowns) from his daddy's t-shirts (which I secretly asked him to mail to me), bought a little shirt that says "My aunt rocks" (oh yes, I do. ;-) ), and sewed a pair of pants to go with it. I should probably stop sewing but I want to make a few more things. We'll see. :)

Simple Simon & Co said...

I love babies in white too! There is nothing cuter.

And your blanky is darling!

Natural Mama said...

What a lucky baby! All those look amazing :)

Kathy said...

It's just so much fun to sew for a new baby and what tops waiting for them? Your gifts are beautiful!!

Tori said...

Love that blue!

Meags Keogh said...

Love the boy option. We are expecting our third child (7 weeks and counting), my brother and wife are expecting their second child (days away) and my sister just had her first.....so far my mum has 4 granddaughters - will she get 6? If a boy turns up in the mix none of us are going to know what to do :)

Valentina@baby quilts said...

Sewing for babies is so much fun! It's always for a special little person and it's always unique and made with love. I don't want to underestimate the off the shelf gifts, but the handmade ones have this extra touch which makes them so special.

Jayna Rae said...

I love this zebra fabric!!!

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