Baby Gift Projects

Today, I’m going to share with you some quick and easy baby gifts.

Last Thursday, January 23rd my niece was born.  Well, today we got to meet her.  She’s lovely!  The past couple of days have been a whirlwind.  Not exactly busy but exhausting.  Wednesday I had this feeling of accomplishment with nothing to do.  I know right, nothing to do?  Well, I stopped by our local Ben Franklin Crafts and got some girly baby yarn and 2 flannel fat quarters.  Haven’t made anything from the fat quarters yet but I did make a super cute hat for my new niece from the yarn.

I don’t know how to read a crochet pattern, I wish I did.  So I winged it.

infant hat

 

It’s a little lopsided…  It made her look so cute though:

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Pretty cute huh?  Can’t wait for our bundle of joy to arrive in a few short months!  So I guess I’ll have lots of practice making cute items till then.

I also made this little bundle of joy a snuggler/swaddler.  My husband does an excellent swaddling job, our son was wrapped up like a burrito when he was little, I could never do as good as a job.  So this is a perfect alternative.  Just put baby in and cinch up with the velcro.  I made it out of fleece as its warm and water repellent.  So if the diaper leaks it won’t make everything else wet.  I’ll probably just make flannel ones for our little bean since it will be early May in which I am due.

I used a free pattern by Lotta Jansdotter that I found here.

fleece snuggler

 

fleece snuggler

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Baby Gift Projects

  • March 31, 2014 at 6:31 pm
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    I am trying to find the patter for the snuggler that I can download or print from the site. However, the one that is available here does not print on paper that is fit to size 8 x 11:

    http://makezine.com/craft/craft_pattern_podcast_snuggler/

    Do you have the pattern in the correct size for the paper so that I can tape it together? I am sorry to ask, but I don’t think the one they tiled is correct. I have seen other posts where they have had trouble printing it. thanks of your help. Barbara

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    • March 31, 2014 at 7:45 pm
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      Barbara,
      From the link I listed, you scroll down about half page and it says download pdf pattern here. From there I was able to print it on standard size printer paper and tape together. I don’t have anything different. Hope that helps.

      Jenni

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