Thursday, January 21, 2010

A great aunt

When my children were little they had a great babysitter, Chandra. I liked to have Chandra come over when I had to be gone all day because she was so fun. I would come home to watch a show that they spent all day planning. They would make costumes and everything. But Chandra wouldn't put up with any disobedience. She was fun and she was tough.

Chandra is now an aunt to lots of nieces and nephews. Her newest niece was born just a couple of weeks ago. To celebrate this new one's birth, Chandra asked me to make matching outfits for the siblings with coordinating bows. I decided to do simple A-line dresses that can be worn with a shirt underneath for winter and without in the summer. Instead of lining the dresses, we decided to make them reversible thus getting two dresses in one. For the little guy there is a matching tie.

Here's a close up of the matching bows. We decided to make some that were specific to the dresses and some that can be worn with other outfits.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Whatcha call it....

I've heard pacifiers called paci's, binkies, soothers, and nuks. Whatever you call them, they sure are handy to have around. If your child has one (or five) you know that they have a tendency to not be where you need them when you want them. I so wish I had a paci clip (or five) when my kids were little! These little critters clip to your child's shirt so that the paci is never far from the mouth.

I wanted to "share" some that I recently made. My monogrammed paci clips are $8 each. Regular clips are $3 each.

Friday, January 8, 2010

More burp cloths

Here are a few more samples of burp cloths I've made.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Just for decoration

Here's a sweet little gift set that I made for an infant this fall. One cannot have too many burp cloths with a baby, so here are a couple that are personalized. Not only are they cute, but they will come in handy in the church nursery where everyone will know to whom they belong. I added some matching bows in coordinating colors.

My son asked why people decorate babies. I don't know. Babies are perfect even when they're completely unadorned, but sometimes it can be fun to decorate them.
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