Every time I have a baby shower to attend I am always trying to find something fun and creative to give as a gift and also give the new mom some of the things she actually wants to have. I love to make diaper cakes and wanted something unique this time. The friends this was made for took their honeymoon in Italy (the husband is Italian) and will be giving their new baby an Italian name so we wanted something with an Italian theme, which is how we landed on the idea of making a gondola. My friend was registered at Buy Buy Baby where we purchased most of the supplies for the gondola off the list of what she actually wanted. The wave baby blanket was added when I found it while attending Phoenix Flea. I purchased this from Mariette Market Children’s Boutique and it had the perfect wave design to make it look like our Gondola was gliding through the water. With just a little bit of time you too can make this for a friend. It actually ended up being a lot easier to figure out than I had thought it would be. Projects never go that smoothly! It ended up being a hit and everyone at the shower, including the new parents to be, absolutely LOVED it!