Making for baby · Sewing · Soft toys

Seagull bird mobile for baby

The flock of felt seagulls I created have taken flight! I made them into a bird mobile for baby Amy. She studies them when she’s on her changing table, watching them drift and spin in slow circles above her. They are suspended from the inner ring of an embroidery hoop. The ring helped me to… Continue reading Seagull bird mobile for baby

Making for baby · Soft toys

Baby’s first Waldorf doll

Baby Amy has started to enjoy the simple Waldorf cuddly doll I made I made before she was born. She and her cousin, six weeks younger, each have one with slightly different hats. Amy has begun to suck her fingers or thumb when she’s lying quietly and often rubs her clothes between her fingers at… Continue reading Baby’s first Waldorf doll

Making for baby · Sewing

DIY merino sleeping bag for baby

I made a brand new merino sleeping bag for baby Amy!  Using up stash fabrics is so satisfying, even better when its something practical that turns out great and saves us money. I made this merino sleeping bag with leftover fabrics and saved our family a load of cash, and I love how it looks.… Continue reading DIY merino sleeping bag for baby

Making for baby · Textiles

Making for baby: knitted blanket and vest

This precious knit vest and blanket were made for our baby by a woman we have never met – one of the generous and talented knitters from Will Work for Yarn NZ. These little treasures are now packed into my hospital bag, ready to keep our own wee bundle warm on its first journey home. Kerri… Continue reading Making for baby: knitted blanket and vest

Making for baby · Sewing

Sewing for baby: hooded bath towel set, with kimono and burp cloth

Here’s a sweet bath time set for a baby shower or ‘welcome to the world’ gift.  I’ve combined a couple of patterns here using the same Liberty print fabric, to make a matching set that includes a hooded bath towel, kimono jacket and burp cloth. The patterned Liberty print features sunshine and clouds, in a happy combination of… Continue reading Sewing for baby: hooded bath towel set, with kimono and burp cloth

Making for baby · Sewing

Baby bibs using upcycled t-shirts

As I was making these bibs this afternoon, I was thinking of my good friend Mira who lives very, very far away, in Finland. Too far! She made a set of these DIY baby bibs for her boy K. when he was young; I remember them being easy to snap on and off, and he always… Continue reading Baby bibs using upcycled t-shirts

Making for baby

Knitting for baby – cardigan and hat

This soft, beautiful, tiny cardigan and hat were knitted my wonderful mum, Katy. She’s happy for me to share her work, so I suppose this a kind of ‘guest post’, in that Grandma Katy is the crafter here, not me. I mentioned a while ago that I can’t crochet and Mum finished a blanket edge for me; now I have to… Continue reading Knitting for baby – cardigan and hat