A few weeks ago we were at my moms. I had finally gotten our 4 children out of Grandma’s house and into the car. Just before we pull off, I hear my mom screaming “Zeke needs a blanket!”. She ran inside grabbed a blanket and put it on my baby and off we went.
When we got home and unloaded I realized the blanket she had put on Zeke was a blanket she had made for my brother when he was a baby. I love my mom, but crafty homemaker she was not. This blanket is no blanket of beauty, but that’s not what matters. It’s a 30-year old baby keepsake, that someday my brother will own that his mom made.
Of course, this got me thinking. While I would love to think I am craftier than my mom (sorry mom, I know how to Pinterest) – what I don’t know how to do is settle on something and actually do it.
If you are looking for a summertime project for something to make for your baby that he or she can love and have forever, check out these ideas:
12 DIY Baby Keepsakes For Your Baby to Keep Forever
Another alternative to making baby keepsakes is BUYING baby keepsakes. My girly and fellow blogger here on Baby’s First Year, Selena is a MAD quilter and baby keepsake maker. Check our her stuff, it’s OH-SO-adorable: le petit rêve.
What Baby Keepsakes Have You Made For Your Baby?
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- My Experience Selling Baby Items at a Consignment Sale