If your life is anything like mine, invitations to baby and wedding showers are forever coming in the mail. Don’t get me wrong. I love celebrating these milestones with friends and family. Because I’m a crafty type, I like to make my presents if I have the time. There’s something to be said for a gift that won’t be thrown away within a year or found on a registry at a department store.
Last year when my cousin’s son and daughter were both having their first babies, I searched through the free cross stitch patterns on Cyber Stitchers’ website. I highly recommend this site to any stitcher. It has a ton of patterns spanning a wide variety of themes. I found two sweet and easy patterns by the same designer- a son and a daughter. These were perfect for my needs because they were having a joint baby shower.
If you look at the pattern, you’ll notice that I picked my own colors of floss and used metallic filament in the letters. I do like to put my own spin on cross stitch patterns, especially easy ones to make them more special. I also added a satin ribbon border around the finished piece using fabric glue to hold it in place. To finish the gifts, I matted and framed them myself. They would also make really cute pillows. If you ever find yourself in need of a quick and easy baby shower gift, definitely consider these!