Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Baby Gift Baskets!

There is something about a tiny, gray, chubby, baby elephant that always gets me! It has been baby season around here lately, and I haven't had a chance to catch up on my blog posts. I have been working on my handmade items for family, friends and customers online. It has been a busy year to say the least! I can't complain however, I like to stay busy. I would like to share what I have been up to for OwlTellYouSew!

I always like to have a "theme" in mind when creating something for someone. Especially for special occasions like baby showers and birthdays. I have been making, Baby Gift Baskets!!! 
My entire brand is surrounded by baby-themed clothing and decor. I have some pretty good ideas on how you can make something special with just a little time. Here is what you need:

Baby Basket-
This is what you are going to put your gift in. The best part about giving someone a basket is because they can continue to use it for storage in the baby's nursery. If you know the color, find something that matches, or just a natural woven basket will do. Maybe with handles? For a special added touch, use the shower invite as a gift tag! 

Stuffed Animal-
Everyone loves stuffed animals! And there are so many cute ones out there just waiting for the perfect home...You can find a stuffed animal almost anywhere. But stick to your "theme!" Go on a hunt for that perfect pink Boho elephant! I've seen so many amazing handmade dolls and animals on Instagram! Here are a few of my all time Favorites!!!

You can have fun here without having to spend a fortune. It will make a nice addition for both the baby and the gift basket! If you do decide on ordering a handmade doll/animal, make sure you give at least 6 weeks for it to be made. It takes time people!! 

Clothing & Accessories-
This is where I like to hand-make a romper that matches my theme. Either pink, purple or rose! I have been making mostly girl-stuff lately. Girl Power!! Find a cute onesie, dress, bib, robe, shoes, headband, bracelet, etc!! If you see that adorable, irresistible, OWL faced pillow and it matches your "theme" then by all means...go for it! It will be the sweetest present EVER. Just remember to stick to your theme and have fun!

Blankets/Nursery Decor-
Handmade items are wonderful, and will make a lasting impact on any newborn! But if you aren't that crafty and still want to impress, just grab something from the baby shop. There are so many soft and cuddly blankets, nursing covers, changing pad covers, sheets, bedding, pillows, bumpers, etc... If you have a blanket, I like to roll it and tie with a matching ribbon. If you decide to wrap your gift, add a special touch with fake/felt flowers. Use a baby headband as gift wrap! I have a thing for pillows. I made both the owl and wooly sheep pillows. Aren't they just adorable?!

So next time you are invited to a baby shower or birthday try this gift idea! Remember to stick to the theme--be creative, add special touches, and take time in finding that perfect item. 

I am excited to announce I am an Aunt again!! On May 31st, my baby niece was born! We are thrilled. She is absolutely beautiful and has brought the family so much love! I can't wait to spoil her! I am lucky to have so many cute, little el ninos in my life.

Thanks for checking out my page! If you are interested in purchasing a handmade romper, you can find them listed on my Etsy Store - - - - - OwlTellYouSew