If sewing is therapy to you, like it is to me, I encourage you to create some needed or not so needed items for the little love in your life.
Let me share a few of my baby-inspired-creations with you.
Here is the Easter dress I made for Monet...
Can you believe she's only 9 months old?
Below is a before picture of a mobile we received as a gift for Monet's room before she was born. I didn't like how it clashed with the room's decor so Josh and I gave it a makeover.
As an infant, Monet absolutely loved this mobile. The dark color of the birds and the way they contrasted with the rest of the mobile really helped in catching Monet's eyes when she was young. Monet would lay under this thing and coo sometimes for ten minutes straight. This was a lifesaver on those mornings she woke early and I was scrambling to get things ready so we could get out the door on time. And even though she is older now, she still enjoys it! I think she likes it because she knows it was given some TLC from Daddy and me.
Dear friends made this beautiful blanket, each making one block of the quilt. I will always cherish this gift deeply, and as Monet gets older, I will tell her stories about each block, along with the kind thoughts and past stories that go along with the person who created it.
Currently I have a friend who is pregnant and she too has decided to do a blanket like this for her baby. This is how she described it in an email, "
Some other more practical ideas include: burp cloths, towel with a hoodie for after bath time, boppy cover, crib bedding, sling, diaper bag, etc, etc, etc. Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing for Baby: 24 Easy Projects for Newborns to Toddlers is a great place to start if you would like to try some neat baby projects.
How about you? What have you made for your little loved one?
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