Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hand made baby gifts.

A while back I made aprons for a wedding reception for my friends daughter.  Well today I was able to attend her baby shower :-)  She has such sweet new baby girl!  I got to make some fun baby gifts that I have wanted to try for a while. 

Her little girls room colors are Hot pink, black and white so that is the theme I went with :-)

I had some leftover Onesies from a previous baby shower gift project so I decided make a Faux Pearls Onesie.  I don't need to tell you how I made it because there is already great tutorial at The Crafted Sparrow.

To match the cute Onesie I made a cute Tutu :-)
This was so simple to make I could not believe it!
You can find the tutorial for this at Skip to my Lou.

Instead of using my leg I did mine on a paper towel roll and I also used a ribbon instead of the stretchy cord.  Although for my 3 year old I think I will do the stretchy cord. I also made the flower with a all three of the mesh colors and the ribbon together.  A great flower making tutorial is here at My Sparkle. I also made another flower hair clip.  So here is what the whole outfit looks like together :-)  It is so much cuter in person too!
The next project I did was a Waldorf inspired teething ring gnome doll.  I have been wanting to make something like this to sale in my Etsy shop so I was excited to finally try one out.
I saw this tutorial at Craftster.  I liked how simple this doll was.  And since I decided to make this yesterday I thought this would be a pretty simple one to make.  Here is how I made mine. I followed her tutorial pretty much the same, but I added ribbons to the hands and feet and connected my wood teething ring to one of the hands.  Instead of using watch cloths I used a hand towel so that it would be a little bit bigger.  Instead of felt I used a cute black and white fabric, but because it was a thinner fabric it did not want to stand up so I had to put stuffing in the hat.

I don't think mine looks like a gnome.  It looks more like a clown or a wizard, but I think it turned out cute.


  1. So ADORABLE! I love it ALL! You have one lucky friend. :). I think Hannah would love a shirt done that way. That'll be a good mother/daughter project for us. :)

  2. Dang, you're so talented! Very cute!

  3. awwwh! Nisa You are so kind! Thanks :-)