Jesse’s handmade gifts

Those who know me know I am partial to a hand made item. Being a crafter myself I know how much work, time and effort, is put into creating something unique for someone – and this makes it more special to receive.

When Jesse was born, and even now, a few months on, we have receive so many gorgeous hand made gifts, it would be rude of me not to share …(and give a shout out to those so generous).

Appliqué vests and softie from Laura F (who is currently due her baby – I’ll have to come up with something good in return!)


Audrey (mum and ‘commissionee‘ of my friend Laura D) – who is probably one of the world’s greatest and fastest knitter, who can turn her needles to anything including this cosy teal sleeping bag with wooden buttons.


Gorgeous patchwork blanket from Linda, whose quilting talent I can only aspire to.


Oh so beautiful and intricate knitted shawl from my Aunty Shirley – can you believe this was made by hand…just wow!


Mini knitted baseball boots…cuuuuttttee! (again thank you Aunty S).


Appliqué elephant card from new mum and fellow crafter Lou. This is getting framed and mounted on Jesse’s bedroom wall.


Winnie the Pooh quote print personalised with Jesse’s name and date of birth, created by Jane, another piece of wall candy.


More gorgeous knitted goodies – a mountain of cardies and jumpers (and hats and booties) from my Aunty Maureen. So beautiful and with a quality no shop could match. And, a range of sizes to last him many months…yeay – he’s certainly going to be the smartest boy in town!

SONY DSCBall taggie from Katie (yet another new mum – they are certainly setting the standard for mum/crafters!). This is made with a range of fabrics with different colours and textures and includes little sticky out ribbons, great for his learning and development (and entertainment).

Colourful taggie from Helen – LOVE this fabric and super colourful which Jesse finds extremely attractive. This has some many different and interesting tags – satin ribbons, canvas tags, buttons and jumbo ric rac – for Jesse to feel (and chew on!).


A big thank you from myself and Jesse for these gorgeous gifts; they’ve also given me inspiration for gifts I’m sure to be making in the future!



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