Thursday, 3 November 2011

Simple but cute baby gifts

Two of my best friends had beautiful baby girls last week, one a day late the other a week early. How come no one has babies for ages then 2 come together!

Since new babies are lavished with gifts I always try and do handmade, at least they will only get one of the things I give them!

I always make personalised t-shirts / vests for a new sibling

and since one of the babies is a first she got a geeky vest,

her Mum and I studied physics together at uni. I have seen these vests all over the place but refused to pay the £10 for something I could make for £1!

I also crocheted each baby a simple hat (using this video tutorial), it is supposed to be newborn size, I feel for any woman who has given birth to a baby with a head that size...!

Then to complete the gifts 2 personalised cards using gorgeous Penny Black rubber stamps.

On a totally random note, we have sold our house and have to be out by the 16th December (eek) and this is my 100th post!


  1. Congrats on the 100th post and the house sale - how exciting, in a new house for Xmas! Love the personalised items, I like to do this for my kiddos special occasions! x

  2. Those hats are toooo cute! Love it! Congrats on the century! :)

  3. ADORABLE!!! I love the hat and flower. Can you tell me what type of yarn you used. I have used the chinchilla but yours seems to be a little different texture and I love it! Thank you so much for linking up with the frog!!!

  4. Are the shirts embroidered or stenciled? All the gifts look great. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


  5. Congrats on your 100th post - and on selling your house! How exciting!!

    You've made such cute baby gifts there! I LOVE the cutie pie one! great idea - and I'm with you on not paying 10 pounds for that!! :)

  6. Sorry meant to add:

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. I LOVE baby gift ideas!! 100th post woot woot
    thanks for linkin with Tell Me Tuesday!!

  8. Adorable!
    I found you via the Thrifty Peach Blog Hop :) Happy to follow along!

  9. What fun gifts. Congrats on the sale of your house and all the best with your move. Moving can be such an exciting time, fresh starts and all that. ;-)

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