My Facebook news feed has been full of new babies in the last week or so! Congratulations to all!
Two friends from church have recently had babies and I wanted to make them something that I thought would be useful and a bit funky. I actually had the inspiration and made the gifts a few months ago and wanted to share it but had to wait until babies were born and gifts were given just in case they read this!
I didn’t want to go for the classic baby blanket so I googled something like ‘craft ideas for baby gifts’ and discovered a wealth of possibilities. Some looked too difficult, some looked expensive to make, and some looked relatively simple.
A ‘Diaper and Wipes Case’ tutorial came up on Crazy Little Projects. Another American website! Anyway, I went with it because I thought that for me it would be handy to have nappies, wipes and nappy disposal bags in the same place. Also we have been using a backpack rather than my changing bag because it’s easier to carry around without a pushchair, so nappies disappear to the bottom of the bag, get crushed, get crumbs in them…
So off I went to buy some cute baby fabric and material for a strap (there’s a link in the tutorial to a version with a strap) and started cutting and sewing. They’re simple to make and I sent the first one I made to one to one of hubby’s ex-colleagues who had a baby in March. I have since made another four. Mine is the elephant one as our son likes making elephant noises. Handy distraction during nappy changes.
I hope they are a useful gift! I’m sure the nappies and wipes inside will be, anyway. They were certainly pleased to have a homemade gift, which is always nice.