I had a baby shower to go to for a friend of mine who is expecting her first baby. She doesn't know the sex of the baby, so it made it hard to pick colors for the gift! I made her this framed poem and decorated it with greens, tans, peach and yellows.
I found this poem in an Abbey Lane Quilt book and thought that it was so beautiful. Every time I read it, it makes me cry!
I made her the shower card to match the framed poem. Then I realized that I had added more orange and brown to it! I'm not sure if they are baby colors, but it just evolved that way!
My friend is "green" and wants to use cloth diapers and wash cloths instead of wipies. So I made her 12 washcloths from flannel and terry cloth. I cut them out 8 1/2 inches and after they are sewn, they measure 8" square. Then I made up a couple of bibs with the same colors. It's so hard to guess the colors if you don't know if it's a girl or boy!
I also made a little owl plush toy. I added some ribbon to attach the links to add toys. The top link can be attached to a stroller or other so the baby can't drop it. I found the owl pattern in Baby Essentials Made Easy book that I found in JoAnn's. I hope she likes them, even if they are weird colors!