Tuesday, October 5, 2010

~Home Made Baby Gifts~

Were back from IL. and had a wonderful time.. I took oodles of photos to share with you all, but I still have some editing to do. I will share them very soon. But for now I will share some baby gifts I have been making.

  We are expecting three babies to arrive between Nov. 11 and Dec.25.
Since two out of the three girls have received their gifts I can share with you their presents.
First gifts are for my niece Candace who is expecting her second baby and it's a Girl "Alana Marie" due on Dec. 25. her sister Katie is also due on Dec. 25...funny and they didn't even plan it. I can't show you Katie's gifts for her baby Boy since her baby shower is not until Oct. 16....
So on with the gifts.... for baby "Alana Marie".
I made one of my  favorite sew blankets, I have shown you all before these fun and quick blankets. I always use 1yard to 1 1/2 yards of each fabric. I find it makes the perfect size for a crib and it's the best cuddly blanket that be washed over and over and over again and still look great.

Crocheted with 100% cotton yarn blanket and knitted hat.

Another knitted hat.

And a  Chenille knitted sweater with hood. It's so soft...


This sewn blanket went to Jaclynn of (I was never the Girl next Door). We have known Jaclynn since she was a little girl. This is Jaclynn's first baby and it's a boy (Jaclynn and Dan are keeping the baby's name a surprise until they see his sweet tiny face). If you read Jaclynn's blog then you know she loves dragon flies. When I found this fabric I couldn't resit it.


I tried to make a frog hat, it was my first try..The hat is crocheted and the eyes are sewn in very tightly with  buttons. Jaclynn if your are reading this please wash the frog hat inside out to protect the eyes from getting scratched in the washing machine....Always a Mom, I know...just looking out for my girls.


Next a crocheted blanket in (Raider) colors...it's a popular football team in the S.F. bay area.

 This is our sweet Mommy to be Jaclynn! opening our gifts. She got a chuckle out of the frog hat!


Just as cute as a button! this little Mommy to be. Isn't creating life the most beautiful thing!


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22 comments:

Jaclynn_kyuss said...

I love everything you made for us :) Both blankets are hanging off of the crab right now. I have not had time to blog about all of my wonderful handmade gifts but I will get on that asap. You beat me :)

Love,
Jaclynn and our little man

Vee said...

You are one special gal to be giving such thoughtful, handmade gifts! The babies are going to love the coziness!

Echo said...

I am so glad that the sentiment of homemade and handmade gifts is finally coming back. I have always made baby gifts by hand, and while the moms find they are useful, they are never really regarded as something that took time. I am so glad that people out there somewhere still appreciate the time, energy, cost, thought, and most of all LOVE that go into making these things.

Congrats Jaclynn...

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh Elizabeth...you handmade items are lovely...I am sure they love everything!!

Cindy said...

Elizabeth, You sound like such an amazing friend, it makes me so want to know you personally. You are so creative and obviously you stay very busy, making lovely little gifts for others. I love everything that you made.
I can't wait to see the curtains that you are making. I may have to make some, too, after I see yours!
Your long distance (wannabe) friend, Cindy

Dawn said...

What lucky babies and mommies! I wish I had a knack for sewing. It would really come in handy for all that fabric I buy on impulse!

ChaChaneen said...

Absolutely A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! My most favorite gifts of my children's births were the handmade items. Lurve it!

Beverly said...

You have been such a busy girl. I don't know how you get so much done. Cute blankets and crocheted hats and sweaters. I loved the little tag on the dalmation blanket.
What a sweet post.

vicki said...

Beautiful treasures that you made my friend. Any new Mama would be thrilled to receive such lovely gifts. You are a knitter(and crocheter!) how wonderful- we are kindred souls! You know I love to knit- but I cannot hold a crochet hook!
Thank you for posting about my little Harvest nest on you beautiful blog! I will hope Miss Maddy girl picks your lucky name as the winner!
Vicki

Mafrousa said...

Elizabeth
I am from egypt
I found your blog during my crochet research
Ilike the baby blanket
I like actualy all the hand made
nice work

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your hats and little hoodies are so adorable! So are the blankets. What a sweetie you are!

Vintage French Hen said...

Oh My Goodness... You go girl! Talk about talent, I'm jealous! You always leave me the sweetest comments, it would be great to get together again. I'm so disappointed the get together in Escalon had to be postponed! Miss you, Marcia

Zuzu said...

How wonderful, Elizabeth! You have made so many sweet gifts - each one a handmade treasure full of love! :)

Hope you have a lovely week,
Zuzu

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

You have been busy....I love your hats...the one with the pink rose is so darn cute...do they come in adult size :-)...getting a home made gift made with such love is the best...they babies are very lucky...
Have a wonderful day..
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Dena said...

Those are the sweetest gifts! Oh my goodness that froggy hat is precious!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Beautiful ... some lucky babies are soon to arrive.

Shug said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my place today...So glad you did, because it gave me the opportunity to visit "Home is Where the Heart is"
Really enjoyed your blog...Looks like you are pretty talented....
Hope you'll come by for another visit...

Blessings,
Shug

Marydon said...

g'day Elizabeth ~
On with the lovelies ... Ohhh, my golly! You made all these beautifuls! They are adorable ... almost makes me want to have another ... J O K I N G!!! I love baby 'things', so soft, cuddly & adorable. What lucky Mommy's & baby's to receive such loving gifts.

I apologize ... We were gone on vacation & then I've had some horrible allergies that have put me down & then a nasty kidney stone. I am working my back to blogging.
TY for not giving up on me ...

Have a great day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Oh I love everything here. So sweet and made with love! Gorgeous

Donna Lynn said...

You are so talented, the blankets are darling and the hats! Those are just precious!!!

Tammy said...

Lovely gifts all around. I loved the raiders for years and then just fell out of favor. But there is definately some rich tradition with the team. Love the frog blanket the best. SO fun and cute! Hugs. Tammy

valfrid said...

He was lucky, I need tips for moms, sew this come handy for all the clothes that I bought in the workflow.Baby boy gifts