March 18, 2019

Gift It! Baby Bath Time Tub with an Eric Carle Theme

Eric Carle Bathtime Baby Bin

Rub-a-dub-dub it's time for an Eric Carle themed gift that can be enjoyed in the tub!

Eric Carle Bathtime Baby Bin

Eric Carle Bath Themed Items:


Eric Carle Bathtime Baby Bin

Rather than using regular bath products, like shampoo and bubbles, try something more fun, like these Crayola Bath Dropz--they dye the water different colors. Throw everything in a bath caddy or tin tub for storage purposes, and it's done!

Eric Carle Bathtime Baby Bin

March 12, 2019

Gift It: From Bath time Bubbles to Bedtime Snuggles Baby Basket

Bathtime Bubbles Bedtime Snuggles

The theme that started this basket was the idea that I was going to gift items relating to bathtime and bedtime nightly routines for littles. So I came up with the tag first: From bathtime bubbles to bedtime snuggles. 

Bathtime Bubbles Bedtime Snuggles

This basket was for a mamma who was expecting twins--so double everything! Double quilts, double books, and double the amount of bubble bath. 

Bathtime Bubbles Bedtime Snuggles

The main fabric used in these quilts is Foxtail Forest Treetop Party by Dear Stella, which I purchased from Mountain Fabric on Etsy--they're a great little fabric store if you're looking for charming prints and great customer service.

Bathtime Bubbles Bedtime Snuggles

Add a fun tag with ribbon (you can copy and paste the image I created below to make a tag) with ribbon as the finishing touch!

Bathtime Bubbles Bedtime Snuggles

March 11, 2019

Baa Baa Black Sheep Baby Gift Bin

Baa Baa Black Sheep Baby Basket

Baa, Baa Black Sheep, have you any wool? When I saw this fabric inspired by the old nursery school rhyme, I just knew I had to make a baby quilt with it for my best friend, who's expecting. I paired the quilt with a stuffed lamb and baby book and found a bin at dollar tree which I then spray painted teal.

Sheep Baby Quilt

I loved the modern visual print design by Jill McDonald! I combined it with the traditional country plaid in bright teal for this quilt.

Sheep Baby Quilt

A great board book option to pair with this gift is Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and Other Rhymes by Tomie DePaola. It, of course, contains this classic sheep poem, but it has a few of the other classic nursery rhymes in it as well. 

Baa Baa Black Sheep Baby Basket

Here's a collection of some other sheep themed goodies that you could add to your bin or basket...
Baa Baa Black Sheep Baby Basket
1. Baa-bs Teether 2. Bunnies by the Bay Plush Sheep 3. Sheep Booties 4. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and Other Rhymes by Tomies DePaola board book 5. Stuffed Sheep and Windmill Playset

March 6, 2019

A Honey Themed Baby Basket


Honey Themed Baby Basket

Spring is in the air, and so are many new bundles of joy for mammas to be (or mammas-to-bee)! I had so much fun creating a couple of honey/bumblebee/honey bear themed baskets this past year, and wanted to share how I put them together. 

Honey Themed Baby Basket

Always start with a great container of some type--for this theme, a wood bucket or basket would be perfect!

Honey Themed Baby Basket

Then comes the fun part--hunting down the gifts to fill your container in keeping with a theme. There's a jar of treats and goodies for mom-to-be along with a couple of baby hygiene products. Two stuffed toy options to go with the theme is, of course, a honey bear, or another nice option is this lovely stuffed bumble bee. For the handmade gift, there's a quilt stitched with love and then a children's book about honey bees. Finally, I threw in this adorable bumble bee chewie for teething and play.

Honey Themed Baby Basket

Anybody who knows me and my baby baskets know that they most certainly will be getting a baby quilt without a doubt. I did a simple block quilt with primarily the following fabric patterns:

Honey Themed Baby Basket

I LOVE giving books to help build children's libraries, so I try to include one in all baby baskets. This new story from Kristen Hall called The Honeybee is just absolutely charming in sharing about the importance of bees in gardens with the sweetest illustrations to match with this basket them.

Honey Themed Baby Basket

One nice addition along with any baby gift, in my opinion, is something for the mom-to-be too. Packaging up some goodies, in this case, Burts Bees products and some honey spoons for tea with our theme separately helps to personalize any baby basket a little bit more.  

Honey Themed Baby Basket

Wrap each item up individually with twine and parchment paper then stuff them all in a mason jar topped off with scrap fabric and, of course, more twine! (I love lots of twine...)

Honey Themed Baby Basket

Add a fun tag with ribbon (you can copy and paste the images I created below to make a tag) with ribbon as the finishing touch!

For Mamma and Baby Bee

For Mamma and Babe Bee

Baby Bee Basket

If you have any baby bee related gifts you love to give, share with us below in the comments!

© Natalie Grimm. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.