Thursday, March 10, 2011

Baby Gift Ideas

Babies, babies, babies!
I'm in the time of life when there are lots of baby showers to go to.
Friends, family, strangers - everyone is having babies!

My sister and my sister-in-law just had babies, like two weeks apart.
I think.
Time is all swirly right now.
So now I have two cute new nephews that are TOO far away.
So I sent my sisters baby shower care packages.

I'm always on the look out for fun baby gifts.
Things mamas will use.
Things they won't find on the aisles of Target.

One thing my sisters got in their care packages were car seat canopies.

(this is the canopy I made for another sister-in-law)

These are the canopies I made this time.
My sister-in-law wanted brown and blue with polka dots.

My sister wanted a damask.

Next I made nursing covers.
My poor boy forced to be my model.

And finally,
one of my favorite items,
the diaper and wipee case.
This is a new design on an old favorite.

What are your favorite baby gifts to give?
(linking up HERE)


Stephani said...

Very nice! Are you sharing patterns for these (or did you before I started reading?) I know many ladies who are having babies now, so it would be nice to be able to do something for them :) These all look lovely :)

karen said...

So cute !! I found some cute patterns and made them and I think they were a hit. Changing pad that rolls up pretty good and stick it in your purse, mini binky blanket, and a blanket made of minky farbic. So soffftt !!

Anonymous said...

Love those!
I've been giving sets lately: tag blanket with baby's name embroidered, initial appliqued onesie, matching burp cloths, paci with vinyl initial. If it is a boy, I will sometimes also make peepee teepees for fun or a onesie with a tie appliqued on.

Mike and Larissa said...

YAY!!! i love all my baby stuff you sent! I have had people ask where i got my Nursing cover and i proudly say "My Sister-In-Law made it!" but i love to give electric "Nose Suckers" Titus doesn't mind it AND it plays music.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Those car seat canopies are awesome! On my to-do list.

Jenny @ An Apple for the Crafter said...

I am the Queen of the rag quilt. If I buy my fabric at the right time I can get it down to $4.50 for a homemade blanket. The cutting is a little tedious but doesn't take more than half an hour. I've got the sewing down to 40 minutes (that's my record!) So two hours + $4.50= Great baby gift!

~Jenny at An Apple for the Crafter

Marnie said...

I love your ideas!. My goddaughter just had a baby last week and you have inspired me to get the machine out!
x Marnie

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Gorgeous fabrics! What a fun gift to give- I'm sure your sisters loved them.

Jess said...

This place is ADORABLE!!! Insta-follower here! Stopping by from Whipperberry!

Emily Carter said...

Wow! First on the list, you are on the ball! I love it when you join our parties. All of your projects are lovely.

Liz said...

Love the pocket you put on your wipes case! These are beautiful. I made a car seat tent for my friend and she uses every day! They are such great gifts!

Susan said...

I saw your link at Tatertots and Jello. I especially like the diaper pouch. Love your ideas!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

I love all of the ideas but I am with you on the wipe/diaper case being my fav. Great collection of ideas.

Lauren @ Love, Water and Wine said...

What a great care package! Thanks for sharing!

AllieMakes! said...

CUTE! You have inspired me to finally make my cousin's new baby things!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Meri said...

Love the diaper wallet! I have a lot of kids, so I try not to lug around an entire diaper bag where ever I go, and just use one of those. :)

Very cute ideas!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

I make these gifts as well and they are always a hit! I love the fabric choices and the extra pocket for the diaper cream!!

I also like to embellish onesies and burp clothes (cloth diapers). Ribbon pacifier clips are also a favorite of mine.

visiting from craft-o-maniac!


Unknown said...

Just got an invite to a showerand I am SO making these. Yours are beautiful, thanks for the ideas and for linking-


Unknown said...

So pretty! I'd love for you to share this at my Make Something Mondays Link Party!


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Crafty Housewife said...

These are wonderful!!! I made some nursing covers a while back for myself and a friend. I am now getting ready to do carseat covers. Great ideas! I am a new follower

Arlene said...

Love your blog! Did you share the instructions for the diaper wallet and I missed it? I'm having fun looking, though! :)

Unknown said...

Awesome blog thanks for share it to gift pakistan i like it.

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