Friday, January 13, 2012

These are a few of my favorite (handmade) things...

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:)

Thats all for now!


Jamie said...

These are all such amazing gifts!! My favorite are the bandsaw boxes and the whale doll. As a crocheter I am also drooling over the colors of the baby blanket, so beautiful!

Janalee said...

lynette - just saw this. That is the coolest whale! I can only imagine all the neat gifts you'll be making your children over the years. And I have so much denim fabric - makes me wonder what could be in store besides the standard denim quilt.

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MissSultana said...

lovely handmade crafts.. I do have plans to learn quilting soon.. I'd love to exchange some crafting ideas with you.. :)

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Redell said...

Hi Lynette,
I assume that you use something like Adobe Illustrator to design the pieces to submit for water jetting? Is water jetting expensive? What gauge copper is the thinnest that water jetting will work with?

Great work! Loved the whale also!

Lynette said...

Yes, I use illustrator. The waterjetting is usually about $125/hr for cutting time. I dont know how thin they can go but Im sure its pretty thin.