7.01.2009

From the aisle to babies

Remember that old rhyme from your childhood playground?

Jenny and John
Sitting in a tree
K-I-S-S-I-N-G
First comes love
Then comes marriage
Then comes the baby in a baby carriage

It’s true! I’m watching it happen all around me! I have a slew of close friends and family that are in different stages of pregnancy and two friends, a cousin and a coworker, brought babies into the world Monday evening. Sometimes it’s a scary thought....bringing new life into our crazy world, right?!?

I try to focus on the happy, sweet and fabulous things about pregnancy and child rearing. My sister-in-law, Amanda, is 7 months along. She’s my greatest inspiration in the search for all things baby.




Let me share a few of my favorite things.

Handmade finds:


1. As my sister-in-law and I scour the Internet for cute hospital gowns, we discovered this great Etsy shop, Lily & LOU, where the colors and fabrics of the gowns seem like anything but a hospital gown:


(Photo courtesy of Lily & LOU)



2. We were also searching for cute, handmade slippers for the hospital and found these in the Etsy shop, Craft Junky:

(Photo courtesy of Craft Junky)



3. I purchased these baby boat shoes for my nephew, Graham. He will arrive in September and I can’t wait for him to wear these. Thanks to CrochetKisses over at Etsy, he’ll be stylin’! Keep your eye on this shop. I talked to Beth of CrochetKisses and she’s in the process of moving her stuff to a new shop and she's worth keeping tabs on.

(Photo courtesy of CrochetKisses)


I could go on all day about great Etsy shops, just keep your eye on the EtsyBaby Blog for all things handmade and baby!


Blogs:

Ohdeedoh. This Apartment Therapy Blog has me hooked. If you’re a parent or soon-to-be parent, check it out! They have the best nurseries, tips and ideas. They also do a birthday feature which is a unique way to find some baby name inspiration.


Here’s what’s inspiring a girlfriend of mine. An awesome nursery!

(Photo courtesy of Ohdeedoh)


My favorite wedding blogger, Grey Likes Weddings, also has a baby blog! Grey Likes Baby. And Grey Likes Nesting. I digress.

Here’s a list of other sites that have caught my fancy:

Bloesem Kids

Dimples and Dandelions

Tiny D├ęcor

Blooming Bows

Baby Style Watch

I hope you take the time and put forth the effort to bring your baby into a happy and healthy environment…..and maybe with a little style.

Stephanie

3 comments:

madamesoleil said...

I love the hospital gown, and those amazing little crocheted baby boat shoes!! Thank you -- this post was a fun way to start my day.

Casey said...

O Stephanie! I wish I had this blog (and your baby expertise) when I was birthing my children. I absolutely LOVE that stuff and feel sad that I missed out on it! Man!! You are blessing to your sister-in-law for sure.

P.S. If you find anything out there by happenstance for 2 & 4 year old girls, send it my way!!!

Melissa at perryjayne.etsy.com said...

cute stuff!! Etsy has some of the best baby things for sure!

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