Saturday, August 24, 2013

Baby Fever

I'm always a little anxious when I give a handmade baby gift.  Is it good enough?  Is it cute enough?  Is it ENOUGH? Is it what they wanted? (they being the mom, of course...)  When, in actuality, this is probably the easiest kind of gift to DIY because there are soooo many options, so many cute ideas - for boys, girls or gender neutral.  Last year, I gave you a list of 101 top baby gifts, and this year - mainly because I wanted to outdo myself - I have:

Trust me.  There is something on this list that YOU can make.  Something that fits your style and preferred medium.  I know it.  Though, I think I must apologize.  We're leaning heavily "boy" this year I think... hmmmm... wonder why???

1. Faux TOMS - Homemade Toast
2. Crochet Crown - Stitch 11
3. Leather Baby Shoes - Delia Creates
4. Knit Baseball Cap - The Sewing Rabbit
5. Little Leather Moccasins - Diary of a Mad Crafter
6. Easy Elastic Headbands - Smashed Peas and Carrots
7. Splendid Hair Bow - Momtastic
9. Baby Button Gladiator Sandals - Whistle and Ivy
10. No Sew Bow Ties (add a snap on the back and on a onesie!) - Kate Anfinson Blog
11. Baby Ballet Shoes - The Sewing Rabbit
12. Upcycled T-Shirt Baby Hats - Captain Crafty
13. Crocheted Baby Headband - Lanas and Hilos
14. Bitty Booties - Heather Bailey
15. Reversible Bonnet - Prudent Baby

1. On the Go Overalls -
3. Easy Baby Dress Pattern - See Kate Sew
4. Felt Daisy Onesie - Come On, Ilene!
5. Newborn Baby Pants - Yellow Cloth
6. The Penny Coat - Shwin and Shwin
7. Baby Sleep Sack - Running With Scissors
8. Cardigan Onesie - Diesel in Bloom
9. From T-Shirt to Overalls - Ribbons and Bibbons
10. Boys Hooded Cardigan - Free Crochet Patterns
11. Vintage Trimmed Onesies - iCandy Handmade
13. David Pea Coat - Inner Child Crochet
14. Shoulder Button Onesie - Shwin and Shwin
15. Flying High Fleece - The Sewing Rabbit
17. Baby Shortall - Feather's Flights
18. Crossover Pinafore - Smashed Peas and Carrots
19. The Gentleman Onesie - Curious and Catcat

1. DIY Baby Blocks - Living Green and Frugally
2. Wooden Ring Ribbon Teether - Plain Vanilla Mom
3. Soft Rock Guitar - Craftzine
4. Homemade Taggy and Button Balls - My Creative Stirrings
5. Geometric Peg Game - Play and Grow (google translate link)
6. Soft and Easy Baby Book - Thimbly Things
7. Soft Sunshine rattle - Make Your Own Baby Stuff
8. Scrappy Fish Toy - Homemade By Joel
9. Baby Swing - Pinja Colada
10. Rocking Horse turned Rocking Sheep - hgtv blog, Design Happens
11. Ribbon Pull Toy - the imagination tree
12. Number and Alphabet "Wipes" Toy - A Spotted Pony
13. Recycled T-Shirt Toys - Cathie Fillian 
14. Fabric Beach Balls - The Purl Bee
15. Rocket Ship Crinkle Toy - Sew. Craft. Create for kojo designs
16. Velcro Squishy Toys - Made By Bedtime Tales

1. Sunburst Blanket - you & mie
2. Go-To Quilt - katy did
3. The Perfect Corner Blanket - Apostrophe Designs
4. Toy Blanket with Velcro Loops - Merriment Designs
5. Lovey and Blanket Duo - Aesthetic Nest
7. He's All Boy Blanket - This Mama Makes Stuff
8. Quick Cozie Blankie - The Purl Bee
9. Rainbow Bunting Baby Quilt - A Pretty Cool Life
10. 6 Step Baby Blanket - Li'l Mrs. Tori
11. Easy Baby Blanket - Ode to Inspiration
12. Little Snuggler - Probably Actually (Free pattern from Makezin)
13. Pom Pom Blanket - Lollipops and Notions
14. Scalloped Baby Quilt - UCreate for Riley Blake Designs
15. Monogram Baby Quilt - Diary of a Quilter for Riley Blake Designs

1. Boppy Cover - Vanilla Joy
2. Tubside Mat - Made by Marzipan
3. Bow and Headband Holder - The Paro Post
4. Bow Tie Paci Clip - Fun With the Fullwoods
5. Pee Pee Tee Pee - The Crunchy Mamacita
6. Placemat Bibs - MADE
7. Homemade Basket (burp cloths, sachet, baby powder) - Plan, Eat, Create
8. No-Sew Laminate Bibs - MetroParent
9. All in One Changing Mat - Made By Marzipan

1. Happy Cloud - Refabulous
2. Oversized Abacus - Anything Pretty
3. Felt Name Letters - Made by Rae
4. DIY Baby Subway Art - My Pretty Party
5. Pom Pom Lampshade - Uncommon Designs
6. Pom Pom Mobile - First Time Fancy
7. Bird Mobile - Creative Jewish Mom
8. New Baby Printable - Li'l Luna
9. Dictionary Page Wall Art - Casa Cullen
10. No Sew Bunting Flags - Project Nursery
11. Pinwheel Art Installation - View Along the Way
12. "Made in..." State Art - Casa Cullen
13. Safety Pin Art - What to Expect
14. Paper Cloud Mobile - hgtv blog, Design Happens
15. Birds and Bunting Mobile - Positively Splendid

1. X-Back Baby Sling - Lobolita
3. Supermom Kit - Skinny Mom
4. New Mom Gift Basket - Design Megillah
5. Knotted Fabric and Bead Necklace (doubles as a teether!) - See Kate Sew
6. Shirred Voile Pajama Pants - Noodlehead
7. The Fox Hole, A Winter Sling - Instructables, via user jmefox
8. Yoga Pants How-To (no elastic in the waistband!) - Sweet Verbena
9. A Few of My Favorite (Baby) Things - My Sister's Suitcase
11. Hip Diaper Bag - Show Tell Share
12. Ring Sling Tutorial (With a video tutorial about how to wear it!) - The Un-Coordinated Mommy

PHEW!  There you have it!  So many gifts, so few baby showers to go to!  I know it's kind of overwhelming, but they're all here in one place for you to refer back to now!  

And don't miss tomorrow's recipe!

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