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Handmade Baby Gifts

Lord willing, I will be spending the next few days working on a smocked bonnet like this one. (Sorry for the blurry picture.)

My neighbor is expecting a baby girl, her third, in a few days, and this will be my gift to her.

For baby boys, I like to knit a fluffy winter cap and matching blanket like these. What handmade gifts do you like to give for special occasions? I noticed Nikki makes these adorable hooded towels. What about the rest of you?

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  1. EmmyJMommy says:

    I actually crochet lace on baby blankets. My grandmother taught me how while she was in the hospital before I got married and I now make them for the special people in my life! They are beautiful and very special to me, and I think that they are special to my dear friends because most of them know the joy I get in making them because I think of my grandmother as I do them…I don’t have a picture of one or I would post a link.


  2. Handmade gifts are so wonderful. The bonnet is darling!

  3. It depends upon what that person is “into”, ya know? I’ve done variations on the following:

    scrapbook page accessories for boy/girl twins, handmade girl baby outfit with pinafore and eyelet bonnet, a handful of cute Thank You cards for the mom in a pretty package, and other things that aren’t so creative but are cute.

    I think that bonnet is SO cute. Smocking looks hard – is it? I have never attempted it.

  4. Myfriendconnie says:

    Emmyjmommy, I have seen those. They are so sweet. What a great way to remember your grandmother!

    Thank you, Revee.

    Sara, Those are great ideas. I like the thank you cards.

    Smocking is embroidery on tiny pleats. I enjoy doing it, and love to see girls wearing it.

  5. So you hand sew your smocking? I have a friend who has a pleater – and that helps her out a lot.

    Wow. I used to like to make baby blankets for gifts…crocheted, of course. So pleasurable to make…and that fluffy yarn goes so quickly!

    But our church averages 10-12 new babies a year. I simply CAN’T keep up with that!

    So – now I buy them. :( Maybe someday I’ll get back to that.

    I LOVE! the bonnets, Connie!

  6. Myfriendconnie says:

    Holly, I do have a pleater, but I hand-smock them. The pleater just gathers the fabric up in even pleats. Then comes the fun part of stitching on the pleats.

    I would love to see a few babies at church. If anyone hears baby noises, chances are, they are coming from our pew.

  7. Connie – I have tried pleating and smocking on gingham before. I failed. But it sure was a lot of fun! Maybe some day again. Maybe I’ll live near a friend who has a pleater…