Monday, February 19, 2018

Making Babies!

I've been busy making! The method I used involves some cute cuddly star printed flannel in pinks and blues,(so dreamy) some lace and other trims, ribbon and a few other small but important embellishments. These were just so much fun to make!

It started when a friend of mine asked if I made baby ornaments. I've given it some thought before but hadn't found time to experiment. I accepted the challenge and headed to the store to purchase some flannel. I had an image floating around in my head.....

I started by making one girl and one boy. They turned out cute enough but I decided to make a few changes and tried it out first on the girls. I made five. One of them has a tag attached that I stamped "blessed." It is difficult to see in the photo but the tag is attached to the dress with a tiny pink wooden clothespin. You'll be able to see it better in another photo.

Then I cut out the pieces for five baby boy ornaments.

I found the teeniest little pompoms and decided they would add a cute touch to the baby boys' night caps. I stamped this tag with "it's a boy."

I love their little gowns. They remind me so much of the little flannel nighties my mom made for my daughters when they were babies. They were so sweet! I saved every single one!!!!

Some of these are already listed in my ETSY shop. I plan to offer some ornaments with a stamped tag and others without. The one I made for a friend was stamped with a date of birth. I think they would be such cute package tie-ons for a baby shower gift or given as a surprise gender reveal gift to an expecting grandparent!

My next batch of baby ornaments will be made from some white flannel and eyelet lace. I look forward to making them later in the week.  Although these do not work up quickly and do require many steps to complete, they are a joy to create and truly a labor of love!

Tomorrow and Wednesday is supposed to be very warm, near 70 on Wednesday.....YAHOO! I am planning to open the windows, wash them and do a little spring cleaning! Spring is in the air!!!! 28 days and I am counting......are you?

Thanks for stopping by friends! Have a wonderful week!


New White Baby Angel Ornaments too:


  1. Be still my beating heart.....your babies are adorable, Linda. How very clever of you to imagine these exquisite pretties. Alas......I am counting the days left of Summer. =)

  2. Your"babies" are so cute and pretty!I love each detail!Hugs!

  3. They are so very sweet! You are always coming up with something that is your very own design! How pretty these are! Enjoy your week. We are in the 80s all week...already feels like summer! Hugs, Diane

  4. These are adorable . . . they put a smile on this ole face of mine this morning :)

  5. My dear Linda, what precious little babies you have created! They are ever so sweet and enchanting. Your creations always make my heart go pitter patter with their loveliness.

    Hugs to you!

  6. Oh wow these are so very sweet, I love those little bibs and the sweet hearts on the wings. Neat idea to put the date of birth on the tags, great ideas for them too, I would say you did a fabulous job of meeting your challenge!

  7. Oh, darling Linda, your babies are truly so sweet and lovely, thank you for sharing them with us today, yours is a real art, sweet friend of mine!

    Wishing you a most lovely remainder of your week,
    I'm sending blessings across the many miles

    XOXO Dany

  8. Oh my these are precious Linda! So glad I was able to peek in and see what you have been creating~ Always beautiful work~ Hugs, karen o

  9. Oh Linda, the babies are just too adorable for words!! You do such beautiful work, my friend!

  10. Cute! Linda, I'm not very crafty. But next time I have the sewing machine out for mending, I should come to your blog for inspiration and try my hand at something crafty!

  11. I just had to stop in and tell you that these little babies are the cutest ever. And I bet you enjoyed making every single one of them!
    Love seeing you on Instagram...
    Hugs, Roxy