Monday, April 26, 2010

Boy babies.

My gorgeous cousin Romy asked me to make her some baby presents for her friends' soon to be born boy babies.

I made some bibs,

in very traditional boy blue, green and reds.

And I made a pair of pants out of an old pillow case.

I'm not very good at boy stuff.
I have three sisters, three daughters, three nieces and lots of girl kids around me too.

What do you make for boy babies?

36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous gifts! Your can never have enough bibs!! I tend to make the same sorts of things...sometimes little stuffed blocks. Hope all is well in your world :)

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  2. They're adorable Kate. Yeah, I agree, bot stuff is harder than girl stuff. You've done a good job though.

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  3. I mean't boy stuff...you all knew that right.

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  4. Little hats and soft toys like cars and dinosaurs are good for boys too. Like the pants!

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  5. You've done a great job on boy gifts! There are so many great things out there for boys, not the most confident sewer myself, but I have purchased some really gorgeous things for my boys from very clever local sewers...

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  6. I've got three sisters. Then my two girls, and three nieces. But then I do have two nephews. What a novelty they are!

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  7. I LOVE those bibs. The apples and the green patchwork are just gorgeous. I am sure the Mummy of the boy babies will love them. I don't have any little boys (2 nephews is as close as I get) but I tend to make applique tees with rockets and robots on them. You could do a sailboat one to go with those pants!

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  8. i have made them taggy blanket's i shall post them later you should look at my blog there is a lia's blog for a good nappy pouch i now find it a invaluable addition to my thing's and stuff!!!!

    http://misstracianderson.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-nappy-pouch.html

    xx

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  9. yes i find boys stuff really hard to make too. i get asked to make boy stuff quite often and i really struggle with it. girls stuff is definitely easier!

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  10. Ooooh they're all lovely! I have the very opposite problem - all boys, not a girl anywhere!
    Boy fabrics are extremely difficult to find - I'm having better luck with online shopping from the US as there's a better range.
    For new baby boys, I usually makes 2 bibs and a flannelette blankie as a gift.

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  11. Bibs are good....boys are messy ;-) My boys now love anything camouflage and have been like that for years now, so in future you could go with that idea and you wouldn't go wrong.

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  12. The bibs look great, the applique and the patch work look really unique and special. I have a new nephew and I ended up making him a bib, did a bit of embroidery on some singlets and attempted a stuffed toy but it didn't quiet work out. I think stuffed toys are really cute to give too but just not this time(lol).xo

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  13. i'm in exactly the same space ... practically all girls and no idea what to make for boys. bibs seem a great idea ... but what about hats? Do you knit or crochet?

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  14. Kate, your boy stuff is awesome !!!

    I love that pillowcase print

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  15. Love the bibs and the old pillowcase is perfect as little boy pants! There are some great ideas at http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/celebrate-boy-archives.html - I've found it very inspiring since I find sewing for girls much easier.

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  16. Those pants are so gorgeous Kate, and I want one of those apple bibs for myself, I'm a very messy eater.
    I make boy bunnies, in overalls! Hope your weekend got better..lots of love to you xo

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  17. beaut bibs,lovely patchwork ones & cute apple.
    Nautical pants are fantastic!!

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  18. Those apples are cute!

    I tend to make the same stuff for boys and girls, just with different colors. I never pass up fabric with cars and trucks. It's not easy to find!

    Also, I think about what their parents like. I just made a bunch of bibs with music notes for our musician friends.

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  19. Balls! Boys seem to intuitively know how to throw a ball! I can just imagine the gorgeous one's you'd make for them.

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  20. The boy things you have made look great- how about some baby dungarees ? Or you could embelish some t-shirts or vests...
    Have fun
    Louise xx

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  21. Lovely boy stuff.
    I think similar stuff for boys as girls. Just a different colour pallette.
    I keep a collection of boy-ish fabrics in my stash for such occasions.
    Love,
    Andi x

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  22. Wow Kate those bibs are SOOO gorgeous! And the pants are the cutest... totally fabulous gifts, well done :)

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  23. I recently had to make for a friends newborn baby boy and I was really stuck for ideas sooooo I made her a cushion with some hungry caterpillar fabric and bought her the book also it made a cute gift

    im hopeless at boys stuff too!

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  24. I must admit that I found it quite strange having my son when I was only used to having a sister and no brothers! Now I have 3 nephews and possibly the twins could be boys too (although Issy wants girls) but I find them easier to buy and knit for than girls for some reason. The bibs look so good Kate - you cant go wrong with those. My son always loved dinosaurs and wearing shorts and t-shirts with some sort of picture on them! He also had a favourite teddy bear too which I am sure all little boys should have! You could always make some of those baby wraps for them.

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  25. Cute! Boys are just the same, just different colours! Mmmmm maybe not a dress lol! xox

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  26. haha, I got my three year old nephew a pair of chucks(gym boots) from the op shop for $3 the other day. He was so excited he teared up. Which made me tear up.....aaah and now I just have all over again. You're right in that boys 'stuff' is so much harder to figure out. Dinosaurs are always a hit, and frucks, and fracters. (trucks and tractors)At least in my limited experience.

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  27. Loving those little daks - how cute are they?!

    I have the "surrounded by boys" thing happening here. While they are bubs, I figure you just make them the same stuff without the frills. Its later that it gets really tricky!

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  28. I beg to differ. I think your boy things are gorgeous. And you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, you're surrounded by girls.
    xo

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  29. Oh Kate you're just so clever. Love all the things you made. I know what you mean about boys. I only have a sister, and daughters, and then my sister went and had a baby boy - it has taken some getting used to! We must catch up soon. x

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  30. Love your bibs and pants. Cool!
    I don't really make 'boy' gifts or 'girl' gifts when it comes to babies. Perhaps I'll use a different colour fabric - maybe - really I make thinking of what the mother would like.

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  31. Anything reversible! As they are sure to become filthy as soon as you leave the house. xx

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  32. I have made a few 'boys' things I have no idea what this baby is - the one that is now almost offically overdue... I made pants and bibs. You can never go wrong with pants.

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  33. Apparently I quickly rush and make a couple of cot quilts at the last minute! Love those pants, x

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