Sunday, January 18, 2015

Nautical Baby Gifts

My sister-in-law had a baby last summer, and I made her a few things to go with her nautical nursery theme.  I did some flannel-backed burp clothes, a mobile, and a super cute pennant to hang on the wall.

I wrapped the top of the mobile with blue crepe paper, and used some of my 500 miles of baker's twine to hold the paper cutouts.

My fancy Cricut machine did all the cutouts.  After all of the time it took to make my first mobile, this one was a snap!

For some reason, I didn't get a shot of the whole banner spread out. :(
To make it, I picked out 4 different nautical-ish fat quarters.  I made 1" bias tape out of the fish fabric (using this tutorial) to put it all together.  Then, I just cut triangles of the other fabrics, and sewed them all in a line.

I found these very cute anchors to use as... well...anchors on the ends, and personalized them with their last name. 

I really loved this whale print!  If you'd like to see more about how Becky's nursery came together, you can go to here.  (She got the mobile later, so that's not in the post.)