Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Handmade Baby Gifts for a New Nephew

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It’s pretty exciting around here because we have 2 new nephews that are arriving this year. One due in less than 2 weeks and another in December (that makes a total of THREE little nephews this year, including little Eli who was born at the beginning of the year.)

Earlier last month, I road tripped down to Milly’s baby shower in Otaki (she’s the one due this month), with my other pregnant sister-in-law Alisha. These are the little gifts I made her, a couple of pairs of harem pants (my go-to baby gift) and a little pair of baby shoes. I didn’t make the little jacket though, I scored that from an op shop in mint condition, it’s just so cute so I had to include it.

I used to make shoes like this all the time. (They were one of the first free patterns I discovered when I first got into sewing, and I kind of went crazy making them! You can find the pattern here.) But this was the first time I’d made some in a while. They’re really snuggly because the sole is a fleece bonded faux suede.

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For the harems I made the 0-3 month size of the Hip Hop Harems pattern by Little Kiwi's Closet. The white and black pair are cotton while the greyish green are merino with little arrows on the cuffs and waistband.

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It was pretty cool at the baby shower because there were a lot of handmade presents… lots of lovely knitting, a nice art work/ print and another sister-in-law sewed a bunch of things. Yay for handmade gifts!

I can’t wait to meet this little guy … and I can’t wait to get started on some more handmade gifts for the other baby due later this year… any ideas on what else I could make?

Jen x

1 comment:

Jenya @ While she was sleeping said...

Nothing beats a gift made by hand and with love 😊 lovely booties and pants. Hope both little people will arrive safely 😊