I packed up the handmade goodies for my new niece earlier this week :
I’ve had the bibs & dolls done for a while, but wanted to wait to finish some other little bobbles before sending them off. You can find many great tuts in blogland on how to make bibs yourself. It’s a great beginner’s project and you can fall into a rhythm and once all the cutting is done, you can whip out a few sets.
I just traced one of Guppy’s old bibs for the pattern, but didn”t want to do a tie bib because I they always got caught in Guppy’s hair, and wanted to avoid buttons because of the choking hazard. Amy Karol’s book Bend The Rules Sewing has an easy bib pattern and she uses snaps, so I tried that. Not sure how I feel about it – some of the snaps didn’t go on so well and it was a little stressful. I think next time I’ll try some velcro action.
I of course also included with the Animal Friends cloth book– I’ll be making another one soon as we’ve friends who are expecting and I think it makes a special gift.
We’re experiencing technical difficulties chez Fish, and I’ve got a load of foodie pictures to share, but am unable to do so because of the evil computerness of a little glitch that will be worked out soon. Have no fear, I’ll be sharing the delicious goodness as soon as I can!
Feel like wasting a little time? playing with yet another net-survey? A few days ago, Melissa at Creating Nunde had a link for this Martha quiz : What’s Your Crafting IQ? I scored way higher than my actual crafting abilities should have let me – 8/10 – but I think if you’ve got some good general culture under your belt you’ll probably surprise yourself with your ultimate crafty knowledge!
your gifts are too cute! hopefully you computer starts behaving.
I love your home made gifts (and, when in doubt, velcro is usually a good idea!). I’ve been hard at work trying to finish up some of mine in time to send off before Christmas. I think that home made gifts for little ones are a wonderful idea – it gives them something special to hold on to through the years, and it reinforces that love comes from the heart, not a store. Your niece is a lucky one!
Homemade gifts are the best and yours are just adorable!
OH so cute! You are one talented auntie!
your dolls are so cute! These will be keepsakes your niece will cherish.
So cute! You’re a fabulous aunt!
Love the bibs and dolls. I always go for velcro myself. Quick and easy both to make and to use on a squirming baby!
That is one lucky niece! Those dolls are the cutest thing ever. I have not doubt your 8/10 was an error–should have been higher! (I agree with Celine: time to open an etsy shop!!). And sorry you’ve been having technical difficulties (life with computers. . . SIGH).
Sorry, I can’t help myself: “awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww”!!
That is such an awesome gift. I know that she will hold those dolls very close to her heart.
When I was a little girl, I always appreciated and “took care of” my handmade dolls better than the store-bought.
Keep sharing your work! Hope you’re feeling good. 🙂
Adorable! Love the scarf on red, white and blue stripes girlie 🙂
Thanks for the quiz link!!
Can I be your niece, too?
I love the bibs (well the dolls too!) and how you’ve marked them with each day of the week! What a lucky little niece!
ben c’est trop chou! dis, tu ouvres quand un compte etsy?
pourvu que l’ordi se foute des coups de pied au tu-sais-quoi pour fonctionner bien vite et plus te rendre dingue avec ses caprices.