One of my very good friends, Andrea, is super pregnant right now. In fact by the time I get around to publishing this, her little bundle of joy might have joined us already. She graciously invited me to her baby shower and I so desperately wanted to make her something meaningful.
Early in her pregnancy she mentioned she had wanted a boob hat for her new born, so that when she's breast feeding it will still look like an exposed breast! We share a somewhat wacky sense of humour :)
So, of course, I made her one.
But the piece de resistance? My first baby blanket ever!
I used a pattern from Garner Studios. I followed it pretty much to the letter. But because I crochet tight, I made it a bit wider and a bit longer then the pattern called for. Oh, and I didn't do the entire border pattern-it was just too big! Here is everything altogether.
And then, because I was pressed for time (and didn't have time to properly wrap it or even make a card!), I wrapped it all up in the blanket. I added in a soft fabric book that I picked up along the way called "I Love You"
The bunny was a big hit at the shower. Actually the whole gift was. People couldn't believe that I had made the blanket AND the bunny. I know that bunny was passed around and everyone had to rub it to their cheek to feel how soft it was. I was so pleased that it was so well loved by both the mama to be and the shower guests! I can't wait to meet Andrea's little one. I'm guessing it will be a girl, but only because I can't imagine her with a boy! I guess I'll just have to wait and see....but not much longer.