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Thread: What to make for first GB

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    Super Member Deecee's Avatar
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    Great news! My son and DIL have announced that they are expecting. This will be our first grandbaby :-)

    Apart from the usual cot quilts, does anyone have some suggestions for other things to make?

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    Burp cloths, receiving blankets, play mats diaper bags.

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    Congratulations..there is nothing like being a grandma! Wish we could be grandmas before being a mom..LOL

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    Wonderful news......grandchildren are the best.
    I would suggest ... a hooded bath towel and a travel change pad. This is a link for the change pad.

    http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2009/02...-tutorial.html

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    Is the baby to be Christened? Maybe a Christening gown.

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    How about a birth announcement - this is one I made. It was a Nancy Halvorsen pattern.
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    I made a coming home outfit, white dress and a robe/gown and a hat, plus a matching blanket. It was a summer baby, so I used soft batiste , added decorative stitching, soft lace trim and beautiful white ribbon. I also made lots of soft knit ,two piece footed jammies with little appliques on the shirt, and lots of bibs and burp cloths. My niece just made cute machine embroidered onsies for her GD.

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    bibs, receiving blankets, burp cloths, changing pad (can use flannel backed vinyl tablecloth for one side of it), small diaper bag for quick trips where you don't need 'everything'...

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    Thanks for all the helpful suggestions - I'm making a list of them all and have saved the link (thanks Nana). Saved a pic of the birth announcement also - its beautiful Katei.

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    I've made mini diaper bags with a matching changing pad, hooded towels and matching wash cloths,wall hanging quilts with the baby's birth info embroidered in the center block & a diaper cake for the shower.Also, the quilt for the crib, bumper pads, dust ruffle, diaper holder, curtains..all of it, plus shopping cart and restaurant high chair covers.

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    How about a cute wall hanging that he/she can enjoy at age 6,7,8. Puppies, farm animals, scenery.

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    How about a mini quilt for the baby to drag around with him or her when crawling, walking, riding, and sleeping...a security blankie!

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    Crib sheets, burp pads, bibs.

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    My daughter had twins 2 1/2 years ago. I made each of them one of the fleece throws that you tie the edges in a fringe. I used 1/2 yard length. They will not sleep without these throws! They are soft and cuddly and easy to carry around.
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    Lots of great ideas - thanks heaps.

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    Bumper pads, wall hangings, curtains, burp clothes. Have fun grandma.

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    I found the cutest pattern by Pearl Louise designs. It is a quilt with a hood. You can get patterns to make them look like different animals, lion, frog etc. She has designed the cutest fabrics to make them with. I made the lion one for my first DGS last fall.

    You can get the information on line at the The Thimble Cottage.com

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    I have made nursing mom's cover-ups...also known as hooter-hiders. VERY easy -- the pattern is online.

    I also have made diaper bags (in the Vera Bradley style -- are you familiar with that?) with coordinating changing pads.

    Also bibs with a little velcro-closed thingie at the bottom to attach a binkie (pacifier). (sorry, not sure if you're familiar with these slang terms).

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    I made a ton of these burp cloths (http://www.vanillajoy.com/burp-cloth-tutorial.html) with fabric that matched the theme I was doing for my daughter. It was great fun because my mom and I collected some really neat flannels & had a ton of fun doing this really easy project!

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    Wow, lots of great info. Thanks everyone.

    I looked up all the links (heaps of easy to do bib type stuff) and googled Vera Bradley and hadn't heard of hooter-hiders.

    Loved all the cute hoodies GrammaNan.

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