10 Free Knitting Patterns For Baby Shoes!

Is there anything more precious than itty bitty baby feet? Especially when they're covered in soft, adorable hand-knit booties? Of course not!If you're a knitter and you have any small folk in your life, pull out your needles and half a skein of yarn. These ten free patterns for knit baby booties are perfect for the next set of crinkly little baby toes you'll meet.1/ These simple cable knit booties are almost too perfect! (Cable Knit Booties from Epipa on Ravelry) 2/  With their tiny strap and button, these Mary Jane baby shoes will look precious with that baby girl's new little dress. (Mary Jane Button Strap Shoes at Domesticspace) 3/ These folded shoes from renowned fiber artist Susan B. Anderson can be made in a jiffy, and they're absolutely precious. Folded Cotton Booties at … [Read more...]

Sewing Your Own Flannel Receiving Blankets

Before my daughter was born, I was aimlessly walking around in a fabric store when an elderly clerk struck up a conversation. I mentioned that I wanted to make some things to use when my baby arrived. She suggested making receiving blankets because the commercial ones are never big enough.I made a few of these blankets that very afternoon. Each one cost less than $3 because I got the flannel on sale.Here’s how to make your own flannel receiving blankets: MaterialsTwo yards of baby flannel. I like to use two different but coordinating prints, but you can use whatever you like. Coordinating threadPreparationThe first step is to ask the girl at the fabric counter to cut two one-yard pieces of the flannel. If you’re using two different fabrics, it’s obvious. But if … [Read more...]

Baby Shower Centerpieces You Can Make Yourself!

Baby showers are so much fun! And one of the best parts is getting the chance to decorate. These baby shower centerpieces are so much fun and you can switch up the accessory pieces or colors based on the theme and colors of the shower. Baby Shower Centerpieces That Double as Gifts!You have to love a centerpiece that the mom-to-be can take home and keep as a lovely gift. These adorable centerpieces are perfect for a baby shower because the gift is built right in!1. Baby Stacker Rings - This simple sewing craft is an adorable baby shower centerpiece, and a gift that infants can play with for months. By Domestic Esq.2. Snips, and snails and puppy dog tails are for little boys and these snail diaper rolls are just fabulous. They are easy to make too! By Handmade Charlotte.3. … [Read more...]

11 Modern DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas

In 2013, about 4 million babies were born in the United States. There were at least that many baby showers and possibly ten times that many gifts purchased. That's 40 million gifts. I wonder how many among that number were handmade?? My guess is not many.A handmade baby gift holds a meaning and value to the pregnant mommy that is second to none. A handmade bath towel or pair of booties is going to be treasured by that mommy for years after her new bundle of joy uses them. If you can sew or crochet, you can make a handmade baby shower gift. If you can use a pair of scissors or stamp with a stamp, you can make a handmade baby shower gift. I've got 11 Modern DIY Baby Shower Gifts with their tutorials to prove to you that YOU can do it!/1/ Cloud Mobile - This mobile is perfect for a … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for a New Baby’s Arrival!

Blissfully Domestic has started an account on HomeTalk and we started sharing some of our most popular posts there for others to look at. Now we are curating some fun and useful boards and the featured board today focuses on Preparing the Home for Parenthood.We collected  some great tutorials for anyone prepping for a new little one around the house!Preparing The Baby's Room Hanging Wall Shelves - by Honey Bear LaneBaby Nursery Wall Art - by Blissfully DomesticDresser Changing Table Remake - by The Golden SycamoreKid's No-Paint Dresser - by Mellywood's MansionTree Mural Bookshelf - by The Design ConfidentialBaby Accessories to Make 10 Free Baby Booties You Can Knit - by Blissfully DomesticWooden Baby Scooters - by Killer B DesignBaby Closet … [Read more...]

8 DIY Blankets for Baby

When I had four children I never thought number five would be a possibility. I was certain all things baby were a thing of my past. If I made a baby item it would surely be for a gift or a client. Boy, was I wrong! I recently had baby number five and the world of onesies, diapers, pacifiers and, of course, baby blankets is back. That makes my heart SING!!Although, I had nine months to prepare for this new baby and make her all sorts of handmade goodness I failed to make her even one something. Not even a burp cloth. Epic fail.When I sat down to bring you this list of yummy {and easy!} baby blankets I became instantly inspired. They can all be done by a beginner and there's something for all of us! Can you sew? There's something for you. Can you crochet? I have something for you. … [Read more...]