You try coming up with a clever title for this one using the word “Dream” when the obvious choice is “It’s a Wrap!”
The addition of Baby Dreamer to my belly is getting the creative juices flowing – or I’m entering the nesting phase of pregnancy. Either way, I like it! I submit the following as evidence:
A co-worker recently had a baby shower (something is in the water over there) and I had a challenge when it came to her gift.
First, the obvious choice was the gift I get for all of my momma-to-be friends… a personalized onesie from Mitetees. Seriously – how cute is this?
But just one onesie does not a good shower gift make and so off to Babies R Us I went. That place is crazy overwhelming for a newly preggers gal! I thought I’d spend hours roaming and dreaming. Nope! I wanted to cry. Too. Much. I got the registry, a gift, and hit the road faster than you can say “epidural.”
This hamper was a great compliment to the onesie. The right price and something my almost-new-momma friend wanted for her nursery. However, how do you WRAP this?!
Cue: crib sheets
My friend also had a couple of fitted crib sheets on her registry – which gave me an idea.
The fitted sheets were a perfect fit to the odd-shaped hamper box.
I stretched two out to cover the box – but then was left with a rather boring, sheet-covered box.
Since I was in my sewing/craft room anyway, I looked around at my options – which all consisted of scrap fabric.
My friend is doing her nursery in green and brown – so the scraps from my still-being-assembled patio cushions were a perfect fit. I had just the right amount of fabric to cover the awkward box. Including this one really long piece:
I used straight pins to get everything just right.
Then, I secured the cute onesie in the middle with clothes pins and voila! We have a cute baby shower gift:
Best part – none of it went to waste as the cute mom said she could even incorporate the fabric scraps into her nursery.
Speaking of nurseries, guess I’d better start dreaming up a creative one for our bun in the oven.