Babies seem to be everywhere these days!! All my friends seem to be having them, which means a fair amount of time is taken in making presents to welcome the little ones into the world.
I decorated some organic cotton T-shirts with kimono scraps a while ago and have a little stockpile which is gradually disappearing as the baby population grows… I also decorated a bunny rug with some applique from a vintage obi for a baby girl recently…maybe a bit hard to see properly in this photo, but the pale pink rug is folded and the T-shirt is sitting on top of it.
A very good friend of mine in Tokyo just had a little girl last week and next week another friend is due to give birth to a boy, so I think the patterns in this set I bought from Savers are going to get a bit of a workout in the next week… aren’t they sweet?
On a side note, does anyone else wish Savers would stop putting stickers on sewing patterns?! They’re impossible to remove without taking off bits of the picture, and a lot of the time the picture is the reason I’m buying the pattern in the first place… how could I go past such gorgeous illustrations as these!? And on another side note, no outfit posts for Self-stitched September today… ie I didn’t go anywhere so it was back to the default dressing gown to satisfy the SSS criteria for the day!!
With a niece and a nephew due in the next six weeks, you've given me ideas! Seriously, how come everyone is having babies?! Anyway, even though I'm not into baby paraphernalia (sp?!), those are the cutest little t-shirts.
A great idea with the baby clothes, very creative!
I know, maybe it's International Year of the Baby or something?? I always think people get given so much baby crap that they probably won't even get around to using what I make, but hey, it's the thought that counts! I'll put up pics of other baby stuff I make when the friends in question have received it.
Your baby t-shirts and blankets are beautiful.I'd love to received them as a present. As you say so much baby stuff all looks the same so any handmade gift always stands out. BTW it only seems like there are more babies than usual because we all have friends of a certain age!
What a great idea-decorating a ready made bib or shirt. That is genius-off to copy the idea into my inspiration file! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog and for the lorikeet pics!! They are beautiful but look as though they might be "bad" birds.
I don't know about that Caz… there just seem to be babies EVERYWHERE lately! And Mary, how did you know that the lorikeets are bad birds? That comment cracked me up because they are positively EVIL, but in a mischievous troublemaking way. They love chasing other birds away from the food and sometimes biting their tail feathers and just generally being naughty and EXTREMELY noisy! But we love them, they're better than TV!