However, baby gifts are a whole different story.
I had three friends give birth last week, and two announced their pregnancies. There are very fertile women on my Facebook! Because I'm not super close to most of these people--besides knowing the contents of their uteruses, apparently--I didn't celebrate with each and every one. But a few presents were in order.
My coworker and Nick's friend both gave birth to boys last week. I came up with a little gift set of burp cloths and blankets.
I bought all the fabric and made everything--it's all backed with white flannel for practicality.
I also hand-embroidered the babies' names on each blanket. I have to say it wasn't my best work, but this is the first time I've ever embroidered letters, so it wasn't terrible.
I had originally planned on making bibs as well, but time got away from me, as always. Each new mom got two burp cloths, a blanket, and an adorable card from Paper Source.
I really enjoyed making these gifts, but are they in demand? Is this something to add to the shop? Babies are big right now, right? I don't know anything about babies, except that I need to stay as far away from these women as possible. I won't drink their water!