1) The yarns are soft, light, and in pretty pastels,
2) The items are small and work up quickly, and
3) I love giving a gift that is truly unique and can be a treasured heirloom.
Little girl babies are the easiest. Boys are more difficult because I haven't found a lot of items which are boy oriented. Since I live in Florida, sweaters aren't always the best gift. Right now I have 3 baby gifts to create. This first one is for a girl...yippee!! But I have two more to come up with for boys in the next few weeks.
This little ensemble started as a plain sweater and hat set which morphed into a Sweet Pea creation. I love adding my own personal touches, such as the edging around the sweater, ribbon ties, and the pretty little flowers on the hat. Maybe next time, if I have more time, I will sew the outfit to go with it, but this time I just added a store bought jumper which complemented the colors and softness of the set.
I couldn't resist adding the little maryjane shoes (my own design) and then I felt like I needed to add the little socks with matching edging. The socks are super easy, so I it's really a quick way to add an additional personal touch.
Now, onto deciding what to make the little boys. I'll post what I come up with soon!