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No need to spend a ton of money on baby shower gifts! Something handmade is almost always more appreciated and needn't take a lot of time.

I spent some time at the sewing machine this morning whipping up a couple gifts for a couple of new babies being born in my circle of friends over the next month. The instructions for the ruffles come to you courtesy of Char and her award-winning tutorial. I've "known" Char for years and years online (like since we had 1 kid each or something and met on a parenting forum) and she makes some really cute stuff.
ruffled onesie
I picked up a 5-pack of newborn-size bodysuits at Target on clearance for about $6.50. The fabric was a 99-cent fat quarter.

This one is just an applique applied with Wonder-Under and then stitched around the edges. The apple comes from an Alexander Henry print called Apples and Pears that I bought at Jo-ann (on sale of course!). I sewed my sister an apron from Christmas from this cute pattern and the applique was cut from the scraps.

apple onesie

You also want to see a picture of the apron, no?
emmeline apron
emmeline apron

For a little bit of my time and a few inexpensive materials, I have two adorable and unique gifts for two sure-to-be-adorable and unique babies.