Today I am part of a surprise virtual baby shower for Jenya of While She Was Sleeping. She is expecting a baby in a few weeks time and a group of us have got together to make her some handmade goodness so she is ready when her baby arrives!
I settled upon my go-to baby gift – a travel nappy bag. I like to give practical baby gifts and these are always popular. I hated using a big nappy bag when my girls were bubs, I just used one of these and popped it in the pram, car or my hand bag when we were out and about.
Jenya won’t know whether her baby is a boy or girl until he/she arrives so a unisex colour palette was required. I often use a grey/aqua combination for unisex gifts but this time I settled upon a rainbow theme and teamed it with a grey solid.
Jenya doesn’t quilt – her sewing is mainly garment based, so I thought I’d incorporate some quilty goodness into the project. I made up two flying geese units and sewed them into the panels for the pouch. I also made the wristlet from a multi-coloured print I had in my stash.
So what’s in the pouch? I like to give them fully stocked so I’ve popped in three newborn sized nappies, a small bottle of hand sanitiser and a travel size pack of wet wipes. Perfect! There is still room to add a small tube of nappy cream and some nappy disposal bags. I’m also planning to include some handmade bibs that I’ve had stashed away for this type of occasion.
Jenya I wish you all the best with your new arrival and look forward to seeing all the beautiful gifts our baby shower friends have made for you! And thanks to Alisa and Renee for organising this baby shower!
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