Baby Boom

Pattern is free.  You can find it here.  I put a jingle in the centre of mine.

There is a baby boom going on in my church right now.  We just had a baby shower for three babies last night.  And the last baby shower was a double.  It's fun to make baby gifts because they are small and don't take too much time.

The front

I made a few taggy blankets.  They were pretty simple and fun to put together.  I didn't follow a pattern, just make it up.

The other side

I made some soother straps.  They were super fast and easy.  I used leftover pieces of bias binding (from bibs etc.), some clips and my snaps.

So, baby gifts... do you make them or buy them?  Or a combination of the two?

I tend to have bibs on hand and often add a small toy or book.  This time I added more handmade. It was fun, and I think the moms appreciated handmade.


  1. I have a tendency to do both but with the addition of these I think I will go back to making all my baby gifts! Thank you for the inspiration! Just out of curiosity how big do you make your taggy blankets? They are simply adorable! And I know what you mean about baby explosions!! We have had 3 showers and have two ladies that are due any day now! Its just so exciting! Once again thank you so very much for your inspiration and for sharing with us!!

  2. Super cute gifts :) I go handmade if I can.

  3. I try doing homemade... I really like your fabric for boys on the little balls. Where do you buy your 'boy' fabric without crazy shipping costs to Canada?

  4. Love all the gifts! One other thing I saw somewhere online the other day was a toy strap. Kinda like the soother one but with a toy ring attached and snaps on the clip end so you can wrap it around the stroller or whatever. I forgot to pin it!

    1. It was on Moda Bakeshop: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/06/quilted-toy-leash.html

  5. Cute! I have made a few taggy blanket's , babies LOVE them!!!

  6. I do a little of both depending on how much time I have. The soother straps are neat...they would be a great addition to your store if you don't already stock them.;)