10 unique new baby gifts

There are so many fantastic gifts out there to celebrate the birth of a new baby! However a lot of gifts on the high street can be boring and unoriginal as well as being manufactured in their hundreds! So here are 10 unique new baby gifts from crafters and small businesses.

I think this applique wall art is such a sweet idea! Baby’s name and date of birth framed for a perfect keepsake. Available from A Sisterly Stitch
Why not get baby his/her first pair of Converse?! This adorable blanket and bootees set from Phoebe’s Crochet is available in any colour and looks super comfortable!



For a unique and practical gift how about these motorbike nappy cakes? Complete with cute elephant toy. Available from my facebook page

I love the owl print fabric on this coordinating storage bucket and blanket. Useful and gorgeous! A fab gift for any new baby boy! Available from The Crafty Owl
How sweet is this hat from Tatjana? Perfect for any baby girl.

This personalised initial hoop would look great in any nursery! Available from Box Room Bazaar


This Bird Mobile would be another great addition to any nursery! Available from With Hugs and Kisses

This adorable changing bag set from Just Jess is too cute for words!


This George Pig hat and nappy cover is perfect for baby’s first photos! Available from Nonny’s Knits
Last but not least, this fairy tale quilt would be a childhood favourite for any baby girl! Available from Crissys Crafts



So there you go! Ten unique baby gifts and ten reasons why handmade is better than mass produced 😉

Hayley x

Crafters Boutique

I am pleased to say that I got a lot done this weekend! One problem I have always had is “Where can I sell my nappy cakes?”. Yes I sell them on Facebook but I mean an online market place for handmade goods. Folksy don’t allow nappy cakes and Etsy is so huge that I know I would never be found on there. Well over the weekend I found the answer. The newly opened online market place, Crafters Boutique!

What is it?

An online market place where you create your own shop. But unlike Etsy, Folksy etc, you don’t have to pay listing fees and commission. You simply rent your shop for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months, then add as many items as you like! I have rented my shop as a premium seller for 1 month (£8) to try it out and so far I am very impressed. When my month runs out I’m going to change to a longer term, which means that it works out cheaper per month. As a premium seller, my items are showcased on the main page when listed and I have a chance of being in the monthly newsletter. There is a standard seller option as well but personally I think it makes more sense to get a premium membership. Full details and FAQs are on the Craft Boutique website. Whether you are looking to sell or buy, make sure you check it out!

So I spent a productive weekend adding items to my shop, as well as preparing for my craft fair next weekend! Here are some of the items I have added so far:



 For prices, descriptions and to view my other items, check out my shop.

Have a great day!
Hayley x

Hello!

Hi =)

Not really sure where to start with this post but here goes… My name is Hayley and I am attempting to set up my own business making nappy cakes. What is a nappy cake? Its a gift for a newborn baby that includes nappies (obviously) and other items that are useful for the parents such as cloths, bibs, bottles, blankets etc. Here are a few examples of ones I have made:

Traditional 3 tier cake
Less traditional… Motorbikes!

Teddy shaped nappy cake

Nappy Cradles

So why have I set up this blog? Well so I have somewhere to share the ups and downs of making and selling. So I can meet other crafters and small business owners. But mainly so I can have fun =D

Thanks for reading,
Hayley x