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So, I don't really make anything for my daughter, who is 12 months. I haven't made anything for my son due next month.
I would like to do some cross stitch birth record things with their birth stats to hang on their walls, and someday I'd like to make them each quilts, but I don't see the rush. These aren't things they would use or be allowed to touch anyways. I will have them done by the time my son turns two for sure though. I don't want to wait until they are too old. This way they will always remember having them... even though they didn't! *LOL*
I think I will hold off on making them clothes until they are a bit bigger. Right now they outgrow things so fast, and I can get really cute clothes SO cheap! I just don't see the value in doing it myself right now I guess.
I am making handmade stockings for the whole family this year! I am excited about that. I'll be done with my Christmas gifts soon and then order the stocking kits. Those seem worthwhile because they will be used every year forever, not something they will outgrow or destroy.
Do you guys like to make things for little ones? I just thought it would be fun to get everyone's opinions on this just for the heck of it.
Well I did crochet Danny a blanket , 3 hats and booties. Then when they out grow it I put in there keepsake box . I need to make him another blanket though because I lost the other one in the basement flood.
When they are a little bit older usually 3 or more I like to make them stuffed animals . But that is true about the clothes especially if you can get things on clearance or even garage sales . I like to do both of those because they do outgrow things fast.
I would say if it is something special like a certain dress or halloween costume. I think it is worth it . Also when they are older and ask you to make stuff for them . Like my kids see me looking at crochet patterns on etsy and they are like mommy make me that. So in a few years trust me they are going to be asking for all kind of things anyway. lol!!
Also when they are older and ask you to make stuff for them . Like my kids see me looking at crochet patterns on etsy and they are like mommy make me that. So in a few years trust me they are going to be asking for all kind of things anyway. lol!!
Oh yes, I expect this! I intend to be making a TON of playfood! Crochet and felt, stuff like that. When they are a bit older and care then it seems worth it, I'm just talking about the wee little things like booties for newborns and such. You're right, they are nice keepsakes!
oh I make stuff for mine all the time NOW .. but you are right ... things are sooooooooo cheap when they're little that by the time I made something they outgrew it and it was cheaper and easier to buy stuff than to make it
I need to make new blankets for them ... think they along with my nieces and nephew will get new ones for Christmas
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At least make a few things for them to wear, and take tons of pics. They WILL have the memories. I've made a layette set so far, and a dress, and am waiting on gender confirmation to do more, but I will. The better quality they're made the better they can be passed down.
I make a lot of things for my LOs, I either keep them in their keepsake box, sell them, or give them to friend's/family when they are finished with them.. I make a lot of toys and things for their room as well so I know those will get a lot of use.