March 22, 2010

Pour le Bébé...

These lovely giraffe rattles were inspired by Lotta Jansdotter, in her book, Simple Sewing For Baby available here. Here is Lotta's version of the giraffes. The baby can hear the gentle rattle of jingle bells inside, easily hold onto it's trunk, and will LOVE to munch on its ribboned ears. They are sooo easy.. I made a small army!

Ribbon Tag Blanket also inspired by Lotta Jansdotter, in the same book, Simple Sewing For Baby. The blanket is about an 8" square and easy for Baby to hold on to, and munch on the ribbons. Easy to machine wash too, and get rid of the germs!

Baby shoes inspired by Joanna of Stardust Shoes. She incredibly provides this pattern for free on her blog for home use (only). I have a special friend I intend to gift these adorable shoes to! Check out the adult slippers I made with this same pattern!

These burp cloths were inspired by a favorite blogger, Erin, @ Sutton Grace. She traded gifts with a blogging friend and showcased her baby-sewing skills. To check it out, click here! I couldn't wait to make those burp clothes for my friends, and I may try to copy that carrier cover next! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Erin!

Bibs for him... I used Simplicity 2924, view F for this one. I usually wait until JoAnns is having a sale and buy the patterns for $1. or $1.99. Then I stock up : )! For the closure, I used cute button snaps. They come as a kit, and I used the backing fabric to cover each button snap!

Baby gifts ready to mail. I think I made all this (and a little more) in 2 days.. Sure do get lost in it all when I am having so much fun!!!! Where do the hours go? So..... I say, "Bébé bienvenu"! (Welcome Baby)! And, I hope you enjoy your handmade gifts, my friends!


  1. I LOVE those giraffe rattles - I may just need to try those for my pregnant friends!

  2. I love that you were able to make such a wide variety of things,..what amazing gifts for your friends!

  3. you have been busy! everything looks awesome! I love the different colors of terry cloth that you used on the burp cloths. so cute! I will try to get a tutorial for the infant seat cover soon!

  4. Wow! So fun! Great job! Handmade gifts are so great!

  5. Busy busy girl! I love it! Great talent!