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Baby Shower, Make It Perfect

.Baby Shower blankets.

This year we have had two babies join our family already. They both live far away from us so I haven’t even met them yet, but I did make them both a Baby Shower blanket to snuggle in as they grow.

These blankets are one of my favourite things to make for babies. I love choosing a special feature fabric and the minkee backing is so soft and cuddly (and super fluffy and messy to cut and sew with!)


This one was made for baby Sebastian. I think the toucans are cool and the bright colours and geometric shapes don’t look too “little babyish”. And of course, you can’t go wrong with Lizzy House’s pearl bracelets fabric for borders!



And this one for baby Odette:

I’ve had this Ikea fabric for years so it was nice to finally put it to use. It is bright and fun and a little bit quirky. Both blankets are backed in soft, snuggly, smooth white minkee which feels lovely against baby’s skin.

Make It Perfect, Baby Shower creative card
Dan Stiles, Safari Soiree, Toucan Tango
Lizzy House, Pearl Bracelets in Verbena
Ikea, Barnslig animal print
Aneela Hoey, Sherbet Pips, Play Dot in Bubblegum

Baby Shower, Make It Perfect

.Sewing for baby: bibs and burp cloths.


Bibs and burp cloths are a necessity for my babies. Between spew and dribble, there is always something that needs catching or wiping!

I figure that if your baby is going to be wearing a bib, it may aswell be a cute one and always have a stock of pre-made bibs in my present box to give to friends when they have babies.

I’m all set with a fresh selection of new bibs and burp cloths that I sewed up a few weeks ago. The kids looked at them and kept asking me “Mum, how come you made bibs out of my shorts/pyjamas/dress/tie”!
The bibs were made using my Baby Shower creative card and are backed with super absorbent polar fleece.

For the burp cloths, I just cut a rectangle and curved the corners. These are backed with minky – nice and soft for wiping baby’s face.

Baby Shower, Make It Perfect

.Sewing for baby: Baby Shower blankets.

In preparation for baby boy, I sewed a couple of Baby Shower blankets last month. I absolutely LOVE these blankets! I have actually been making them for a few years (see here, here, here and here) but I’ve perfected the size and method now to make them the perfect baby blanket ever.
They are the perfect size and thickness for wrapping nice and snug, throwing over the pram or capsule, using as a mat on the floor and they look great too! 
Funny how as soon as I found out I was having another boy, what I look for in fabric has totally changed. I’m always on the look-out for cool boy-friendly prints now as I realise that all of those pretty girly fabrics are probably going to sit unused with only one girl to sew for! I’m in love with the fabrics I choose for these blankets.

And you can never go wrong with backing a baby quilt with  minkee. It’s the softest, snuggliest fabric ever.


 Not long now till we can meet the little man and get wrapping!

Make It Perfect, Baby Shower Creative Card
Erin McMorris, Moxie, Chatroom in Royal
Anthology, Theory, Lattice Diamonds in Lime 
Dan Stiles, Safari Soiree, Ele Train in Shroom
Michelle Engle Bencsko, Simpatico, Straws in Peachy
Baby Shower, Frothy Skirt, Make It Perfect, Scarves & Cowls

.Three new Creative Cards.

Today I have three brand new Creative Cards to share with you! 


If you are not familiar with Creative Cards, they are a fun, compact mini pattern. Make It Perfect Creative Cards come as a single folded, high-quality A4 card and contain all of the step-by-step instructions and templates needed to sew fast and easy projects. Creative Cards are perfect for people with little pockets of time to create! Best of all, they are priced at a very affordable $5.50 (RRP in Australia), making it even easier to pop into your shopping cart for a very achievable project.
Let’s take a look at these three new cards:
There’s nothing like a quick accessory to give your outfit a boost.


Scarves and Cowls Creative Card will lead you through the basic instructions to create four simple and unique scarves and cowls.



projects are so quick and easy to sew, you will find yourself making
them for special gifts and to fill your own wardrobe.


The sky’s the limit when it comes to colour and fabric combinations and different embellishments, we’ve given you a few to start out with to get your creative juices flowing! 


Bibs and blankets are two essential baby items that every new Mother needs.


A Baby Shower bib and blanket set is the perfect gift to quickly sew up for a special friend or for yourself if you are expecting.



Backed with sensationally soft and cuddly minkee fabric, the blanket is the perfect thickness to swaddle your baby in.


While the bib is super absorbent and provides excellent coverage to keep baby clean and dry.

Your little girl will feel dazzling as she floats between party and play in her fizzy Frothy Skirt.


With just the right amount of bubbliness at the hemline, the skirt provides that little bit of extra glam – perfect for a special occasion!

For more photos and information about these three Creative Cards, head to my website.

To win a copy of all three Creative Cards, leave a comment on this blog post.  Giveaway will end on Friday 26th April and winner will be drawn at random.

Baby Shower, Make It Perfect

.Bibs, labels and belly.

The first batch of Make It Perfect labels I bought back in 2008! 600 labels lasted me 5 years, I’m sure I haven’t used them all yet but one day they all went missing so I ordered some more! Last time I bought the folded labels that are sewn into a side seam. This time I went for a flat option, so that I could have more options as to where to sew them into the garment. I can even sew them into the inside of the garment to use as a tag to mark the back now if I want. I bought these ones from here and still highly recommend their service and product.
I have a habit of keeping my present box stocked with baby bibs ready for a quick gift when the need arises (which happens to be very often!) and quickly got to work testing out the new labels on this batch of bibs once they arrived.

And while we’re talking babies, here are my latest belly shots – almost 27 weeks…we’re on the home stretch now, I can’t believe there are only 13 weeks to go – so much to do before he arrives!