Hand-made Gifts

Now I know this isn't a new concept for a lot of you but for me this is a huge idea. I am starting to come out of the haze of early pregnancy and feeling a little more positive about life in general.
I am starting to crochet again (thank goodness!). I have started a very colourful baby ripple blanket. My original intention was to give it as a present but I am loving the colours and think it might have a better home in my baby's cot.

That photo shows me that I really need to find my camera instead of using my phone to take photos!!
Anyway, I have zero idea of how to sew and reading all of your wonderful blogs has given me the itch. So I have lined my Mum up for some serious beginners sewing lessons. She said she taught herself to sew. I wouldn't know where to start!! Lucky I have my Mum close by.
I would love to make some summer dresses for my baby neice when she comes to visit over Christmas. And some shorts for the baby boys in my life. I would just love to feel the pride in giving presents that I made myself with love instead of buying from some big chain company.
I have also found a pattern for crochet grocery bags which I think I will do up as presents for the big people. And hopefully I will get far enough with my sewing lessons to whip up a few cute tote bags.
Any hand-made gift ideas would be welcome.....

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Love your ripple...I am going to make one for our baby on the way too...Must be in the air...

I am sure you will pick up sewing quickly, I find I don't have much patience for it but am excited to have a little girl to sew for soon :)...

Pomona said...

Hats, scarves, wristwarmers - all good, as they don't take too long to make. I also made hottie covers last Christmas, but I think they might be a bit superfluous in your part of the world!

Pomona x

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hand-made Gifts

Now I know this isn't a new concept for a lot of you but for me this is a huge idea. I am starting to come out of the haze of early pregnancy and feeling a little more positive about life in general.
I am starting to crochet again (thank goodness!). I have started a very colourful baby ripple blanket. My original intention was to give it as a present but I am loving the colours and think it might have a better home in my baby's cot.

That photo shows me that I really need to find my camera instead of using my phone to take photos!!
Anyway, I have zero idea of how to sew and reading all of your wonderful blogs has given me the itch. So I have lined my Mum up for some serious beginners sewing lessons. She said she taught herself to sew. I wouldn't know where to start!! Lucky I have my Mum close by.
I would love to make some summer dresses for my baby neice when she comes to visit over Christmas. And some shorts for the baby boys in my life. I would just love to feel the pride in giving presents that I made myself with love instead of buying from some big chain company.
I have also found a pattern for crochet grocery bags which I think I will do up as presents for the big people. And hopefully I will get far enough with my sewing lessons to whip up a few cute tote bags.
Any hand-made gift ideas would be welcome.....

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Love your ripple...I am going to make one for our baby on the way too...Must be in the air...

I am sure you will pick up sewing quickly, I find I don't have much patience for it but am excited to have a little girl to sew for soon :)...

Pomona said...

Hats, scarves, wristwarmers - all good, as they don't take too long to make. I also made hottie covers last Christmas, but I think they might be a bit superfluous in your part of the world!

Pomona x