The birdies looooove babies. I think we’ve mentioned that a few times in the past. We get so excited when a friend or family member tells us they are expecting. We love to spend our time crafting away in anticipation of a new little one. One of our friends is due soon and we’ve been busy making tons of cute baby items to welcome this adorable bundle of joy. But, wait! We didn’t forget mama (poor mama--once baby is here people tend to forget about her). So, we're putting together a little hospital basket to help her short stay a little more comfortable. Items that will go in this basket will be lip balm, lotion, facial towelettes, a favorite novel or magazine, gum, and mints. Oh, and of course we couldn’t complete a gift basket without one handcrafted item. House slippers! These were inspired by the travel slipper pattern in Michael Miller's book, Fabric Paper Party.
We whipped up our own little birdie version. We used some fabric scraps some extra-firm stabilizer for the foot base. These are perfect for wearing around the hospital room. I know I dislike those ugly gray socks they give you, and if you're already feeling less than pretty, the last thing you want to put on is bulky man-socks. We made sure that we used puff paint to paint designs on the bottom so the slippers would be non-slip. Hopefully we can make our friend’s hospital stay a little more stylish. These slippers are also a great idea for those of you going on long airplane trips.
Want a few more ideas for hospital gift baskets?
If you don't have time to sew slippers, how about this cute version of the hospital sock from Homemade by Jill?
Who wants to worry about doing their hair in the hospital? We love this pretty fabric headband from Heather Bailey. She has a free pattern for it! How fun would it be to give matching slippers and headband?
And for short stays, it would be nice to have a cute shower cap, so they can take a shower without having to wash and dry their hair. Hoppo Bumpo has a free pattern for an adorable cap.
Make up a cute hospital kit like this, and you'll be one visitor who'll be allowed to stay past visiting hours!
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