Friday, August 13, 2010

Blue Elephant


One of my really good friends for a long time is expecting a baby soon. She had three girls first, and now this time she is having a boy... It is fun to shop for or make something for a baby with different gender from its older siblins. (well, at least for me, it was that way :) )

She found this really cute oil cloth online and asked me to make a diaper changing pad and a pouch to put diapers in as baby shower gift.

She basically told me that "I trust you, do whatever!" I was excited to work with such cute fabrics. After I found cotton fabric that would go with the oil cloth, I started working right away!

First I made the diaper changing pad, then the pouch... after that I made a bib. There are still some small leftover pieces, so I decided to make an organizer for nik naks.

 
 

I don't have a real "baby" anymore at home, but I love making things for babies, especially for my friends. Thinking about new born babies, the little fingers and little toes, warms my heart.

15 comments:

  1. Cute!!! You have made so much nice things. I love to read Your blog and get ideas from it.

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  2. Oh my, these are so cute. I love the "nik nak" holder. Are you going to post a tutorial for this? I'd also be curious to know where your friend got the oil cloth; that fabric is so darling.

    Love it!

    -Christina :o)

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  3. this oil cloth is adorable... like the little things you do with!!!!

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  4. Great gift. Making baby things is fun. Isn't it?

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  5. So cute! Your friend would be delighted!

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  6. Oh my goodness! These are so adorable!

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  7. hi Sachiko-san.
    I'm new here on your blog...however, I am already in LOVE with it! such great tips and ideas for gifts, sewing and crafts.
    Thanks for sharing all those with us.
    xoxo
    rebeca

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  8. Beautiful color fabric. Your ideas are great. Fabulous gift!

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  9. You are such a great sewer. Everything looks so lovely! I have been wanting to sew lunchbags for my kids, but as I was looking for oilcloths online, I find that it contains phtalates and is not suitable for children under 12. I was wondering did you friend get a special oil cloth?

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  10. So cute! I love the oil cloth and the coordinating fabric you chose.

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  11. Christina-

    Here is the link to the elephant fabric; http://item.rakuten.co.jp/e-mabuchi/laminate45/
    It's in Japanese though...

    Cynthia Rahardja Clancy-

    I don't think that fabric is anything special or different than other oil cloths you see everywhere else.

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  12. Awesome, love the pattern. It's too cute!

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  13. Very cute! I love making baby gifts like these. There's even some great tutorials for baby gifts at www.WeAllSew.com!

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