I'm in the age bracket where everyone is pregnant and having babies. Most of us are on our second lil' bundle (me included). And about half of us are stay-at-home moms right now (me included), which means we've got to watch how our money is spent since there's only the one income. (Yay for husbands who are providing for the entire family all by themselves. That would totally stress me out.)
Anyway, with so many good girlfriends having a baby and me loving to give, I wanted to do something handmade that was a) useful, b) quick, c) inexpensive, and d) cute. This is what I came up with.
|personalized, appliquéd onesies with tie-top beanies|
|This one is for Lincoln. His daddy plays base sometimes at church, so I know they're a musical family. I went with a rockin' guitar pick appliqué for him.|
|Okay. Fine. This one is for my own upcoming second daughter, Addie.|
|But I did make one exactly like it for baby Bryn who should be born next week.|
|And this one is for Kyle, whose Mama is a great friend of mine from college. It's her second baby boy, so she doesn't need a whole lot of new boy clothes, but I think second (and third, etc.) kids still deserve something of their own.|
For the tie-top beanie, I used this tutorial by Jen from Tie Diva found on Sew Mama Sew's blog. It's sooo simple and fast! The gray beanies are made from an upcycled Old Navy shirt of mine, and the girly ones are from some knit I purchased to make this Adele dress for Presley.
I think I want to make a few more for A because these are way cuter and softer than the ones the hospital uses.