We have received some beautiful hand-made gifts from friends and family. I just had to share some of these!
First, this darling little gnome that my sister, Monica made (she also made the “J” memory box):
Monica used these instructions from Craftster user Julieko to make this toy. She used all recycled materials: the towel and felt were scraps she had on-hand.
Our friend Bess made us some cute burp cloths and a bib, both using vintage fabrics. I love, love, love the style!
The terrycloth backing is complete with a personalized label:
Bess’s work always looks so amazinging and professional! The accompanying card was embroidered and says “bébé.” So cute.
One of my mom’s friends made this retro cowboy picture frame. It’s proudly on display next to the cowboy boots my dad got for Baby J:
The “Paris” bear on the left was Seth’s first gift to the baby.
Finally, this diaper bag isn’t hand-made, but I wanted to include a picture of it (and that French “Welcome Baby” bag from Fragonard in Paris). My mom got it for me, along with a matching laptop case. Can’t forget that I’ll need to have baby stuff and dissertation stuff with me!