Here is the gift I made for Justin and Janelle this year. Actually it is for their new little girl that won't be able to use it for a while. I have seen several of them on the internet and thought they were cute. You attach bows and barretts on the ribbon and I added hooks to the top portion for ponytails and such. Hopefully they will get some good use out of it as Allie gets older.
I also made a quilt for my parents this year. I wanted to do something nicer because of the help my mom gave me on my in-laws quilt. I decided to make a rag quilt for them but I ended up using homespun fabric instead of flannel because I didn't like the flannel fabric they had available. I decided I DO NOT LIKE homespun fabric for rag quilts or to sew with at all! The quilt turned out cute but I had lint EVERYWHERE even before I started to cut the seams, and I am still finding the threads all over my house. After I washed the quilt to get the edges to frey I didn't like how extremely worn it already looked. It took a lot more time to make because I had to put batting in between the fabric and with flannel I don't have to do that. It looks good but I think it could have been much better with flannel.
I made a gift for one of my friends that is having a little girl at the same time Alex should be here. It was so much fun to make something with pink and purple. I just decided to do a little rag quilt and some rag burp cloths. I messed up when I was cutting the burp cloths and cut them too short but I'm sure they will still work to clean up anything that can come out of a baby. The burp cloths have a little batting inbetween the flannel. Both items took very little time to make and I've decided that they make very good but affordable baby gifts.