New Mother Gift



This sweet new mother gift set was photographed and sent to me by one of my friends in Puerto Rico, Haydee.  Several previous posts on this blog have shown her work or ideas.   As I have explained before, the language barrier prevents me from scoping out the details of these projects.

Some of these featured items are shop samples, soon to be offered in upcoming classes.  Haydee is there either as a student or as a  teacher– I just don’t know. I do know that there is always plentiful inspiration in the pics she sends.



It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  If that is true, the bag and slippers are well described.

It looks to me like the slippers are purchased and then embellished with a band of gingham puffing bound with bias and trimmed with a pleated fabric or ribbon ruffle.  The pink baby carriage  and blue train buttons look like they may have been covered with Hope Yoder’s button machine.  They offer interest and a pleasing textural contrast to the puffing.

The curved, clean lines of the bag contrast nicely with the angles of the pocket.  The embroidery design is from Martha Pullen’s Ultimate Baby Layette collection.  Don’t you just love the gingham bias scallops that frame the pocket?

I love everything about this gift assortment.  What a pretty, useful present for a new mother!  The little teddy is a sweet addition to the set.  The whole package looks like something that should go to the hospital with the new mama at the culmination of her 9 month wait.

How fortunate are we to live in an age when a new baby’s gender can be determined in time for gifts to be made in something other than yellow or green.

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