Monday, December 17, 2012

Neutral Handmade Baby Gifts

Making handmade baby gifts is one of my favorite things to create. Everything from the tiny size to the precious fabrics and colors, there is just something sweet and exciting about making special gifts for new parents and their little one. We are awaiting the arrival of new baby in our family, due later this month. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are going to be first time parents, so I wanted to make them items that I couldn't live without when my kids were babies, as well as a few keepsakes. I don't know the gender of the baby so everything was created with a neutral color scheme of mostly gray, blue-greens and orange.

First up, this modern style quilt to snuggle up with or play on.

Here is a more detailed picture of the fabrics used. As you can see, I used a variety of dots and circles, which I love and they are gender-neutral.

The binding was made up of a number of the fabrics used on the front which adds to the interest.

Using some of the same fabrics and terry cloth, I made these small drool bibs.

I also made a set of six burps cloths that were essential to me when I had infants. These were made with white terry cloth and bias tape in the same gray and blue-green color scheme.

And, because I brought my knitting needles out again after a long hiatus, I wanted to make them this precious striped baby hat.

I carried on the subtle elephant theme, with a handmade card.

All the gifts conveniently fit in individual boxes in sizes that created this  stacked tower. I wrapped them all up in a neutral "Tiffany blue" paper and added a striped gray, white and blue ribbon. Who wouldn't love to get this in the mail?

I sent it off to the parents-to-be last week and I am happy to report that they were thrilled with the gifts. That makes me smile.


  1. From the garment care tags to the wrapping & ribbon to the color motif, you left no detail unmissed. Incredibly useful and we will use one item or another (likely more than one!) on a daily basis. Thank you!