Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cutie Pie

What is my favorite thing to make for a baby shower? Embroidered burbcloths.

First I wash a cotton diaper, then I machine sew a pretty grosgrain ribbon along the edge. I love my Husqvarna Viking sewing machine ("The Rose") - it has a built-in embroidery feature!

Then I select a design and invent a message (like "Cutie Pie" or "Sweet Baby") to embroider on the front.

It is a gift made with love, but perfected with technology. Love it!


Kimmers said...

I love the one you made for us so much (blue teddy bear with "Carson" on it) that I cant throw it away. And Carson is going to be 5 this month.

MmeBenaut said...

Wow, you are a whizz with your sewing machine. Like many things, I'd love to have a go but lack the confidence to do them. I could perhaps skip the embroidery as it would be way too difficult for me but I might manage to put a pretty border on it. With all my nieces there are bound to be a few babies on their way in the next few years!

Anonymous said...

Where can I buy a giraffe "cutie pie" towel?? Can you make more and put them on ebay please???? Towels for grown ups please!!! Thanks. It's very pretty.

Anne Reeves said...

Dear Anonymous - I know! They really are super cute. I am crazy busy writing my next two books (see blog sidebar for my current titles available for sale). I do have an Etsy store (annereeves.etsy.com) but no diapers are there yet. I will put them on my "must make" list, but be aware that that list is very long! Thanks for writing, Anne