Saturday, February 19, 2011

Baby Gift for Ava

Dress for Ava
My mother in law and sister in-law spend a week every summer at Viking Village in the Adirondacks. They decorate their cabin from top to bottom in watermelons. For many years I had my cherry kitchen. I am forever getting them watermelon things and they keep me supplied in all things cherry.

When this darling (perfect condition) Gymboree cherry dress jumped off the racks at me at Goodwill, I knew it was time to spread my cherry love to the next generation. Baby Ava may be surrounded by watermelons, but she can represent with the cherries.

First things first, I asked my sister in-law how she felt about used clothing. I seriously doubt this dress was ever worn. It is in mint condition, but you never know. People can be nervous about used clothing. She was fine with it.

Bloomers for Ava
I made some denim bloomers from this MADE tutorial. Easy peasy.
Shoes for Ava

And some cherry-esq shoes from this tutorial. Squeel! I love these! By the way, I was in such a rush to get these off to the post office, I didn't have time to do any kind of photo shoot. I quickly posed in front of Cliff's Macbook camera.
Cherries for Ava
Hey Ava, watermelon is fun, but cherries are so cheery! Is there anything cuter than a onesie? Yes, a onesie with a cute applique.
Doll for  Ava
This is the face I'd like to make for my niece. Do you think babies can focus in on Skype? Doll inspired by this tutorial.
Gift for Ava
So there you have it. One thrifted dress inspired an entire shower gift!

Check out other frugal projects at Frugal Friday!
Also, I am going to try for this:

One Month To Win It


Christy said...

That is a gorgeous gift set. I love how you tied together the thrifted dress with your handmade items. Great job Jane!

staceykt22 said...

Everything is so adorable! I love the doll!

Polly said...

What a sweet gift! She's a very lucky little girl.

The Amusing Redhead said...


Becky said...

That is an absolutely adorable set. You should start an etsy shop for baby gift baskets.

Rebecca said...

Love it! I want to make some shoes for my new nephew. (his shower is the first weekend in April.) Did you feel that pattern was easy to follow for a semi-beginner?

Anonymous said...

Oh MAAAAAAN!!! SO SO SO cute !! The dress is sweet but it's the accessories and the dolly that make this just AMAZING ! Well done !!

Margaret C

By the Bluegrass said...

Ooooh, I love it all! Those shoes and that doll....oooh la la!

(p.s. thank you for following my blog)

CAS said...

Super, super cute. Great gift.

littlemissmk said...

super cute! and i love the photoshoot :)

sara's art house said...

OH my dear! LOVE all of it! The dress and doll are adorable!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

How cute!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!