11.03.2009

lucy's having a baby?

well, she's adopting one, anyway. check out my "baby gift" to the soon-to-be big sister in the house... any guesses on whether or not she'll like it? lucy's a bit of a baby maniac, truth be told. i think chances are high that this gift will be a big winner.

i found the baby at a recent garage sale for the excellent price of $1. i think she's an american girl bitty baby, and is in great condition, so this was quite a find. her eyes open and shut--lucy's grandma says that this is of utmost importance!

baby needed some clothes, so i sewed her up a little pair of knit pants. the top is made from one of jeremy's old t-shirts. both pieces were based on clothing patterns i had for lucy--i just scaled them down to "baby" size.
and of course lucy's baby will wear cloth diapers! here are a couple made from old receiving blankets... along with a set of cloth wipes.
baby modeling her giraffe-print diaper...
a sling for lucy to wear her new baby. i used this super-easy tutorial to make it.
a roll-up changing pad. because i recently made one for MY diaper bag and lucy couldn't get enough of it. another really easy project--this is just 2 pieces of fabric with a layer of fleece in the middle.
i've packed everything up in a repurposed, kid-sized gardening tote that i had laying around. it makes the perfect diaper bag, don't you think? i've tossed in a bottle and a binky. baby needs a hat and some socks, and i think we're good to go on this gift!
i've also made lucy a quilt for her doll. she's getting my old toy cradle as a big sister gift from her grandma, and though she has many, many blankets, i thought a special quilt would be a nice touch. i intended to make one from scratch, but recently ran across a queen-sized quilted pillow sham at the thrift store for 99 cents. the perfect size for a doll's quilt. i simply added a backing of cozy hemp fleece, then topstitched the whole thing. these aren't the greatest photos, but you get the idea:

all in all, a fun and satisfying project, and pretty inexpensive as well. a similar set-up would make a great christmas gift for the baby maniac in your life. but there i go talking about christmas again...

5 comments:

miamihoney said...

Ok, this is just the cutest gift ever! I love it! I would have so enjoyed getting a gift like this as a child. I hope it brings Lucy a ton of happiness and you are one talented, thrifty Momma!

lar1203 said...

love it! lucky, lucky lucy!

Jodie said...

Lucy is so lucky to have such a talented mommy! What a great big sister gift. My 18 month is starting to love babies, and loves taking care of her little baby doll. I am saving this post for big sister (or Christmas) gift ideas!

C and M said...

Wow, you are so talented and busy! What a great gift!

The T Family said...

Awesome idea!! We got my son a doll to practice for his new baby coming in janary. he is loving it!! He changes the diapers and loves to pick out the baby clothes...he will be a GREAT big brother soon!! Lucy is a lucky girl to get all those accessories as well :)