sometimes i get the itch to make.
that itch usually hits in the late hours of the evening & well into the wee morning hours. thankfully, as i was brainstorming what to gift my dear friend wendy's baby on the way, i was hit with the desire to make her babe a mini tutu & headbands during a snow day.
bless the snow day.
as the snow flakes fell & covered the ground, i sewed up a couple of headbands from my shop in various tiny baby sizes. be still, my heart. i brought out the felt, made little rosettes & adorned those wee headbands. i. can't. even.
wendy is the mama of two little boys so we all squealed in delight when we found out she was having a girl. so naturally, all little girls need tutus.
i cut up strips of tulle & tied them to the band of elastic. it was such a simple project & took me about one hour. here's a similar tutorial!
i found those cute storage bins at target for $1 each. i love gifting storage bins that the recipient can reuse (tip: neutral color bins make it easier for them to match their current decor colors)! i placed everything in the crate with sheets of tissue paper & tied the gift with a big burlap bow (ribbon from hobby lobby).
a bit of pink twine & a little owl tag completed the gift!
sometimes the best gifts are the ones we slow down just long enough to make on a beautiful snow day.
what are some of your favorite gifts to make new mamas?
here are two more handmade gift ideas for the new mama: sensitive skin laundry detergent & a baby quilt!