This puzzle ball found it's way into little Collin's newborn hands a couple of months ago. It's made from a pattern found in one of my favorite crafty books, Last-Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. The pattern is super easy, and the triangular pieces are whipped up in an hour or so, and then pieced together by hand to form the ball. Very fun to make, and addictive to play with (even for a grown up)!
This fabric beach ball pattern is from the Purl Bee (my all-time favorite place to find free crafty patterns). Lillian is a pink and purple loving baby girl, but I really wanted to give her something with a pop of fun color for her birthday. And who doesn't love a bit of retro orange and red flower fabric?!
(((Please forgive the horrible lighting in this picture! I took it seconds before the party started!))) This one is my go-to baby shower gift - a fabric wrap with 3 pockets (one for diapers, one for wipes, and one for a handmade changing pad). The changing pad has a vinyl lining so it can be wiped off easily, and the whole wrap is trimmed in vintage pink binding. There is a terrible lack of fabric stores in my area, so Walmart is my only choice in a pinch, unless I have three hours of my life to spend driving to and from Savannah with a nearly-three-year-old boy, who hates the fabric store! :o) But this fabric was so cute (even for Walmart), and I couldn't resist! And I think that baby Mary's Momma will appreciate having all of the diaper changing necessities close at hand in a pretty pink wrap!