The story behind the gift: The shower was for a good friend, and I was a little late on starting the gift (try the night before the shower). Actually, we all were a little late.
My other friend and I were in charge of games and prizes (she came over the afternoon before the shower). BUT, let me tell you, we had this awesome idea to do a blind hunt for baby items. We took a large computer box, cut out a pair of arm holes (2 sets across from each other) and wrapped it with pretty paper. We then filled the box with an assortment of baby items (bulb syringe, baby bottle, sippy cup, medicine syringe, diaper, bibs, onesie, feeding spoons, pacifier, lotion, baby food jar, etc) and similarly shape/textured gag items (new XL disposable undies from the hospital, XL pad from the hospital, baby food jar filled with silly stuff, pens, water-soiled diaper, etc). We had the party split into two teams and had them race to find items using only their sense of touch to identify items. It was hilarious! We had the father of the mother-to-be pull out the XL undies thinking it was a onesie. We had another person pull out a baby jar filled with Tums instead of fruit puree. The best part, the baby items were all from the couple's registry anyway, so as a bonus they mostly got items they requested!
The prizes for the games were cute. We did a variety of snacks, reusable containers, and a few small crafty items. I really should have taken pictures of those. They were really cute. I guess I can recreate them for another event and post about it.
Anyway, here are my creations:
Hospital gown front, with contrast bias binding on neckline
Hospital gown back, with tie at neck
Hospital gown shoulder, velcro enclosure
Hospital gown and nursing cover
Nursing cover, contrast neck straps
Nursing cover, inside terry pocket detail
Nursing cover and burp cloths
These are all super easy to make. I honestly started this the night before and managed to finish everything before the party (which was at noon). I really should make a bunch for reserve gifts. For close friends, of course I would pick out prints that match their baby theme, but now that I'm in that age group that is constantly having kids, it makes sense to have quick gifts at the ready.