Newborn Snowflake Beanie: Free Pattern

Newborn Snowflake Beanie: Free Pattern

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I have fallen in love with two tone knitting, and I love knitting baby stuff. You make progress so quickly, and seeing it take shape feels so rewarding. I did this one and it ended up being a lot smaller than I expected. Its only going to be good for a newborn.

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DIY Butterfly Mobile Under $10

DIY Butterfly Mobile Under $10

Butterfly, mobile, purple, baby, decor, DIY

With a new baby every parent wants to decorate their baby’s nursery. I stumbled upon a super cute Pinterest idea which inspired this DIY. Find the pin here and follow me on Pinterest here. Read more

DIY Stuffed Animal: Garth the Giraffe

DIY Stuffed Animal: Garth the Giraffe

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Say hello to Garth, the latest stuffed toy for baby. Garth is a giraffe, whose pattern I found on pinterest – without instruction. Click here for the pin.  Read more

DIY Sew: Flannel Baby Bib with Pattern

DIY Sew: Flannel Baby Bib with Pattern

DIY Sew: Flannel Baby Bib with Pattern | leave it to Joy

I love home-made gifts. It’s so much more personal and I’ve really been enjoying sewing again. I made these guys from remnants from a local fabric store. Which made them quite reasonable – but not really cheaper than buying them in the store.

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DIY Stuffed Animal: Ellie the Elephant

DIY Stuffed Animal: Ellie the Elephant

DIY Stuffed Animal: Ellie the Elephant | leave it to Joy

I have advanced my stuffed animal repertoire! I started with Mr Owl last winter who looks VERY VERY homemade, and this year I made Ellie the Elephant. I might even make a few other animals before the season is over, I have a few pinterest ideas floating around.

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Knit Baby Hat: First Hat!

Knit Baby Hat: First Hat!

hat with pompom1EVERYONE! I FINISHED MY FIRST NOT STRAIGHT LINES KNITTING PROJECT!!!

It’s a baby hat, It’s adorable – I know! It was also quite a journey to get here, let me tell you how I made this easy pattern overly complicated, and almost quit.

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DIY Patchy Minky Stuffed Owl

DIY Patchy Minky Stuffed Owl

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I’ve been saving the post on this guy for a little while, because he goes with my Gender Neutral Minky Baby Quilt which was a Christmas gift for my little niece or nephew who will be arriving in the spring. (I really wanted the element of surprise!)

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DIY Gender Neutral Baby Quilt with Minky & Easy Binding Tutorial

DIY Gender Neutral Baby Quilt with Minky & Easy Binding Tutorial

DIY Baby Quilt with Minky & Easy Binding | leave it to JoyI had this post waiting for a while now, I made it early as a present for my future niece or nephew due in the Spring. I have made 1 quilt before this, and have never sewn with minky. Since it was a gift I wanted an easy binding that would look great. This is perfect and easy to accomplish for a new quilter.

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