Over the past couple of months I’ve made lots of little gifts for new babies so I thought I would share a few.
Baby name bunting (with bunting bag).
This bunting was made for a little lady called Mia. As her name is quite short, I added a few extra flags on each end with an applique flower.
I was asked to use fabric with owls for this little dress. I found this totally gorgeous fabric on Ebay, it’s actually designed for an American company Joann, www.joann.com. This is one of the loveliest fabrics I have ever worked with; it’s a pink/lavender coloured flannel (so lovely and soft for the little baby) with a small owl, bird and bird house print.
I guess this is more of a pressy for the new mum, but it is still pretty cute…and very practical!
My customer, Nat, asked me to make her boyfriend’s sister a new baby pressy, so I suggested this – a cot tidy that hangs on the cot and can be used to store essential items like nappies, cream, wipes, toys etc…everything to keep baby happy.
Nat didn’t want it to be too girly but still cute enough for a baby. In the end we went for an aqua blue cotton/linen blend fabric for the body of the tidy – a heavier weight and harder wearing to support those nappies and bits and bobs, and we choose Riley Blake’s Alphabet Soup, lined with the aqua stronger fabric, for the pockets which I decorated with ric rac and lovely wooden buttons. And, of course the little baby’s name!