Baby Gift Factory
I went to yet another baby shower last night. Five babies for 2006 means a lot of baby gifts to make. Oh, let me clarify, they are not MY babies but friends' and family members. I have made something unique for each of them - baby bibs, soft cube toy, knit toys, baby booties, baby bibs, and of course the standard Amy Butler Nappy Bag. I handed out my third one last night. I think my friend liked it - a good sign that others did was friends who are fashion designers also were eyeing it and giving me compliments. I think i made instant friends with some new mommies too! I don't know what it is with making your own gifts/crafts. I have always been doing this, but for people outside of my craft and blog world, sometimes i guess i doubt my work. I know i shouldn't, but ever since i heard a stupid poll on CBC on how people hate hand-made things because 'you can't return them and their quality isn't as good as store-bought things,' i always have to really make sure my work is good.
Stupid poll - don't people home-made things take time and love and care and are always custom-made. As of this post, i will no longer doubt my work!
So, displayed here are what my lovely friend got. Luckily for me, she asked for a diaper bag and baby bibs!I also found this lovely vintage fabric for the bag - isn't it just perfect for a baby bag? And, keeping true to use what you have, and my budget, i picked out fun fabrics for the bibs.
Whew, i'm tired! I think i can take a break soon from baby gifts - but i know i will need to start thinking about infant and toddler gifts soon!