I've been meaning to post this for a while. We got a TON of baby gifts before we had the baby, and though I loved and appreciated all of them, I wanted to post some of the handmade ones on here. Of course I went through a little nesting phase getting ready for the baby to come and had to make some stuff for her room (above). I've always wanted to learn how to sew so I made it a little project to make some scalloped bunting for her walls. I also did the little yarn wrapped letters of her name that hang over her crib. In my dream world, everything would be handmade...from her clothes to all of her toys to her furniture. But yeah...thats not reality. She does have some amazing handmade things from people I love though and I'd like to share a few of them with you. Some of these are gifts, and some are things we bought, but all are awesome in their handmade craftiness!
This gift was totally awesome and so special to me. The picture really doesn't do it justice at all, its so cool. My graduate school professor, Becky McDonah, made this baby spoon shaped like a shovel. It's sterling silver and copper and the coolest spoon you will ever see in your life!!
These awesome little bandsaw boxes were made by my friend Ellie, who I just happened to name my baby after. Check out her etsy shop here.
This crocheted blanket was made by my friend Allison and matches the colors we chose for the baby's room.
My grandma Hanson made this quilt for Ellie and it looks a lot like the quilt she made me when I was born. Its hand stitched and quilted with so much love you can feel it in the fabric:)
And this amazing quilt I dont even have words for. I LOVE love love love love it. My super talented and creative friend Debbie made it. I wish you could all see it and feel it in person. She used a mix of new and vintage fabrics and it is just so sweet.
She also made this darling banner for Ellie's room. It makes me happy every time I see it.This is me with Debbie and the gifts she made for us. Seriously, this is one talented lady and she is also an amazing mom. I want to be a mom like her.
I made this whale out of old jeans for Ellie for Christmas. The one pictured above is from the tutorial I followed here, and the one below is the one I actually made. Its pretty cool. Now I want to make a whole fleet of ocean creatures out of old blue jeans. Maybe this summer:)