I made the Noah's Ark Baby blanket from the May 2008 issue of Crochet! I don't subscribe to Crochet and had no idea this pattern existed until a really nice lady ROAKed it to me a few months ago. When I saw the afghan on the cover, I knew I had to make it. It was a lot of fun to make all the different animals and I love the way it turned out.
Because of the afghan, my theme for my gift was Noah's Ark.
I also made a pair of Little Button Loafers (you're going to get tired of seeing these, ha!) and included a stuffed giraffe (store bought).
Also included were some adorable burp cloths that I got from my talented blogging buddy Andrea!
Being as ark's aren't really sold in my local neighborhood stores, I settled for the next best thing, a basket.
The gift went over really well. People started to applause. Uhhh...I'm used to non-crocheters responding to it with a lukewarm reaction at best, so I was freaked out a little. I asked them to please stop. LOL. Really embarrassing!
I also baked some awesome chocolate cupcakes with butter cream frosting and chocolate chips on top.
Overall, the shower was a success! Now, we're starting the baby pool. Sex, weight, and date of birth are the things that need to be guessed. Winner wins half the pot with the other half going to the baby. Fun stuff.