the receiving blanket out the wide way on a work surface.
Begin rolling the blanket in from both sides until they
meet in the middle. Fold the top of the rolled blanket down
about two-thirds of the way. Inside the part that you have
folded, where the fold is, place a ball of tissue paper
(baby's head). Pull the blanket gently around to cover
the tissue paper and tie around the neck with a ribbon.
Turn the baby over (front to back). The arms are made
from the rolled blanket which is now in back. Sit the baby
up and bring the arms around to the baby's lap in front,
securing the baby's lap with a stitch of thread. The
legs should already be there, as they are the lower part
of the rolled blanket. If you want, you can prop the baby
up with a piece of stiff cardboard in back to make a stand.
If you have done it right, you should have the baby.
Now add the accessories. Place a newborn hat or cap
on the baby's head. Cut off the mouthpiece of a pacifier
and glue in place for the mouth (this is the only thing
that is not usable afterwards). Place a small stuffed animal,
rattle or other baby toy in the baby's hands, securing
with a little thread to the blanket. Make sure to advise
the mother that if she is going to use the items, to wash
the blanket and remove any loose threads prior to use.