It's A Boy!!!
I have a new little nephew!!! His name is Kyle Steven Baker, 7lbs 10oz, 18 1/2 inches long and the cutest thing ever. I'm sooooo excited. He is my younger brother's little boy and I will get to see him lots, and lots. I've been taking care of his big brother, Austin for the last 3 1/2 years while mommy and daddy work. Mom is home until January so I'll have to "share" but I don't mind.
So, I've been working on a little gift for him. I always try to make little bibs and receiving blankets for any new babies close to me. These are favorite things that I enjoyed for my babies and they are always well received.
My theme is "transportation". It started with Thomas the tank engine. My 3 1/2 year old nephew is just into anything that has to do with Thomas and trucks, so I tried to find some things that would be fun for him too rather than stick to just baby prints. Then I found an adorable Fisher-Price set of baby toys with a boat, a car and an airplane. So I decided to hunt down some more little boy prints with wheels. I couldn't resist the "Auntie is the Best" onesie, though I'm hiding it inside the package. He'll know how cool I am soon enough :)
So I got out my circle cake board and started wrapping these things up. This is how it came together.
I rolled up the blankets for the bottom layer and stuck a bib in between each one. Wrapped them up with a string to keep their shape and made a band out of cardstock, sewed the edges and cut out some designs from the B is for Boy cricut cartridge. The top layer is all the bibs with the ties sticking up at the top. I used a plastic cake dowel to keep the cake together. Wrapped it all up with a basket wrap and added some curly ribbon to the top. All together it's 4 40" square blankets (bigger than a lot of store bought ones) and 16 baby bibs.