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Old 07-17-2008, 09:34 PM   #1
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Help with gift idea
I'd like to make something personally for my SIL to give to her at her baby shower. While I already made a layette for my future niece or nephew, a baby blanket, and baby toys, I want to do something special for my SIL just for her. It's going to have to be something knitted or crocheted, but I have only a month to do something. Any ideas?
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
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What about a shawl that she could use to wrap her shoulders while rocking the baby, breast feeding in the middle of the night, reading....maybe a pair of comfy socks or slippers that can be pulled on easily in the middle of the night....
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:49 PM   #3
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Thanks! These are great ideas because I don't know her exact size, so I was hoping to make something relatively non-fitted.
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I was going to suggest a shawl, too.
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Yup, a shawl is the first thing that came to my mind as well.
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i was going to surgest a shawl as well.
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A shawl would be lovely! Or, how about a nice warm pair of felted slippers to keep her feet toasty as she stumbles off to those midnight feeding!
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I'd have to say shawl too.

But another thing that would be great is to buy her a tea pot and knit or crochet a cozy for it. Get her a nice tea mug with a matching cozy as well. Fill a basket with these items and give it to her as a relaxation gift. As a new mom, God knows your tea will cool before you can drink it all. Maybe a tea cozy would be nice.

Also, I've given bath mitts and scrubs. I actually made a bath scrub the apricot scrub to use with it. I found it all on DIY. Also, All Free Crafts has some good suggestions.

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Or.. how about a stylish felted bag to keep not only diapers, but mommy-items too. I HATE diaper bags. They are so ugly and I always carried a roomy, stylish tote instead.
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