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sewing for babies

Babies seem to be popping up all over this year (what joy!). It seems that every week I hear of someone else who is having a baby. :)
Our family circle is adding two - John's brothers are each having a boy. Emma and Ian are getting their first cousins this Spring! Of course, I have been itching to do some sewing for our new little nephews. :)

One of the things that was on my "Ideas" page was this tutorial for embellished burp cloths on Diary of a Quilter.  I (kind of) followed it to make a set for each new nephew:

burp cloths for baby Owen, whose nursery is animal themed with bright colors

burp cloths for baby Brett, whose nursery is elephant themed with pale greens and blues

Each baby is also getting some of Ikea's wooden child size hangers. I bought some when we were expecting Emma Grace and have loved them ever since! They are really classic feeling - and they never break (a huge plus!). One of the last things I did before we left Cincinnati was to stop by Ikea and buy some for each baby (and their mommies). :)

There are a few days left to enter to win the CSN Stores gift card. If you haven't yet I highly recommend it!

And you'll be seeing this (and a ton of other people's crafty Spring ideas) linked at a few of these blogs (click here) - you might enjoy checking them out!

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Blogger Melissa said...

oh i am such a happy new follower of your gorgeous blog...
that doillie garland bunting just made me smile....
i'd like to blog about one i'd like to make for my daughters birthday and i would like to link back to you for my readers as the creator of it...
my inspiration for it...
would that be ok?
melissa x

March 14, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger lizibeth said...

Melissa, that would be great! and I'd love to see how yours turns out :)
Happy Birthday to your daughter!

<3 Elizabeth

March 14, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

What a great idea! I love handmade gifts. I think they are so much more special than something bought at the store.
So sweet!
I am a new follower.

March 14, 2011 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger radn said...

Now adding your etsy store to my favourites!

I am having a giveaway on my blog. $35 credit + free shipping from Paige Holliday designs to get any one custom designed trendy backpack.
The boys would love it!

March 16, 2011 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Arent' babies a good reason to celebrate...and a good reason to sew a sweet welcoming gift? I'm sure the families will love these! (And thanks for the heads up...the next time I go to Ikea, I'm going to snag a few wooden hangers for baby gifts!)

March 18, 2011 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

I love the burp clothes you made. So simple and cute! Thanks for stopping by and linking! :)

March 18, 2011 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger this blessed nest said...

all of these are awesome. such fun colors.

there's nothing like getting sweet whimsy things for a baby. you have created wonderful things.

thanks again for linking up!

March 19, 2011 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Very cute! I love the colorful prints and ribbons you chose. Perfect for little babies.

March 19, 2011 at 7:52 PM  

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