I recently received a copy of Tina Givens' new book, Sew Tina, which is published by Lark Crafts. Tina is well-known for her fabric designs and sewing patterns and this book is a good marriage of the two. The book includes many clothing items in sizes 3 months to 7 along with complete patterns. There are booties and hats, dresses, tunics, pants, bloomers and more. Tina also included many accessories in the book and these are what caught my eye.
I think this tulle bed canopy is super sweet. It looks like a fun and manageable project. I happen to know one eight, almost nine, year old who has been begging for something like this for a long while. Hmmm…maybe for her birthday?
I have never considered making a sleeping bag for my kids, but this number has me thinking about it. Tina also includes directions to make a tote for, well, toting the sleeping bag around. Great idea!
The checkboard crib quilt is a basic pattern, but would be fast to put together and would be a great baby gift. I also like the idea of a fabric Moses basket. I had one when my girls were tiny and I used it all the time. I had never considered making one out of fabric – it could be a great shower gift for new parents.
Lucky for you, Tina and Lark Crafts have offered a sweet giveaway to one of my readers. The winner will receive a copy of Sew Tina, a stack of fabric (4 yards!), stationery and sewing patterns all designed by Tina. To enter, comment on this post before 5:00 p.m. EST Friday, October 15th. Tell me what you like to make for a baby gift or what was the best baby gift you received. Good luck!