I have some friends that are pregnant right now. It always seems to come in waves doesn’t it? Like most women, I love all things baby and I don’t pass up a valid excuse to buy or sew something tiny and adorable. So I’ve spent a decent amount of time scouring the web for ideas and patterns and I have found so many wonderful, FREE patterns and ideas for baby gifts. So here it is, my round-up of …
Fantastic, Homemade Baby Shower Gifts
Fold-Up-and-Snap Bib from Sew Mama Sew
Cloth Baby Shoes from Stardust Shoes. I’ve made these several times and I just can’t get enough of them.
Nursing Cover from TaDa! Creations. These are amazing. I so wish I knew about them when I had a nursing newborn.
Cashmere Bunny from Betz White. ‘Cuz everyone needs something adorable and cuddly.
Itty Bitty Baby Dress from Made By Rae. I made this one recently and it comes together very quickly and turns out beautiful!
Newborn Baby Pants from Made By Rae. Seriously, she’s a fountain of fantastic ideas.
Crib Sheet from MakeBabyStuff.com.
Fleece Baby Blankets - both no-sew and blanket stitch from MakeBabyStuff.com.
Diaper Bag from MakeBabyStuff.com.
Fabric Diaper Case from Jan Andrea.
Pack ‘n’ Play Fitted Sheet from Craftster.org
Shopping Cart Cover from Mrs. Moneysaver
Do you know of any more good patterns?
Why I do what I do ~ Chloe is still at the age where she’s just a sponge for information. Lately she’s been eager to learn words that she thinks are difficult or tricky. She recently learned the meaning for “identical” and uses it constantly – being sure to properly enunciate every syllable. It’s so adorable to hear her saying, “Hey Mom! Those two trees are I-Den-Ti-Cal.” It’s not uncommon for Chloe to interrupt Dave and I in conversation and interject, “I don’t know what ________ means.” Most recently we had to explain what it means to “brace yourself.” You can see the wheels in her head turning as she thinks hard for a way to use her new words. It’s not always the proper use but it’s always cute – “I like red and cardinals are red. That’s identical.”
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