Saturday, 13 December 2014

Hmm...Where is That Tutorial Page Hiding?

...I have no idea, so I'm copying it into a post until I can get some technical help :P

Here's a place to start if you're looking to save some money with diy baby things. Be creative finding materials; old clothes, scrap yarn, thrift stores, you'd be amazed what you can come up with!


Sewing your own cloth diapers

One size cloth diaper tutorial

Make your own pre-folds

Pre-folds from t-shirts

Or tie dye them, just for fun

Sewn wool diaper covers

Sewn longies pattern, multiple sizes

Crochet diaper covers

Knit diaper covers

Cloth wipes tutorial

Sew a swim diaper, many sizes

Accessories  for baby

Toms inspired baby shoes

Crochet boy boat shoes

Baby shoes from an old purse

Colour block crochet baby mitts, 0-3m

Crochet baby mitts 3 sizes

Crochet baby socks

 Knit crossover booties

 T-shirt baby hats, 3 kinds

Accessories for Mama

Reusable breast pads

Crochet nursing necklace

 Diy breastfeeding infinity scarf

Nursing cover

 Turn your regular bra into a nursing bra

Easy comfy maternity skirt

Maternity support belt

Sewn baby clothes

Sleep gown from an adult t-shirt

Newborn sleeper

Knit jammies out of cardigans

Easy baby pants

Baby leggings pattern in three sizes

Sweater leggings

Baby dresses out of shirts

Turn a girl's stained top into a ruffled shrug

Newborn size kimono shirt

Baby shorts!.html

0-3 month size sweatshirt pattern

Fleece jumpsuit, 0-9m

 Tiny tunic, 3-6 m

Knit and crochet baby clothes

Crochet newborn sweater

Crochet newborn dress

Crochet bear hat pattern, all sizes

Crochet sweater, several sizes

Knit overalls, several sizes

Knit dress, several sizes

Knit sweater, several sizes

Baby blankets

Knit 10 stitch blanket, good scrap buster

Crochet granny square blanket

Diy crib sheet

No sew fleece blanket

 Baby wearing

X-back baby carrier

Water sling

Whole list of baby carrier tutorials

Baby gear

Super absorbent baby bib!.html

Travel chair

 Sling bag

bustle backpack

Saturday, 6 December 2014


Look up, I've added the tutorials page! It's got tons of fun and easy diy's for baby, so take a look and get your craft on!

Sunday, 30 November 2014

What's In a Sweet Baby Starter Kit?

I know you're curious :)

So this one has:

crib sheet, light and warm blanket, receiving blankets, few size 1 diapers, washcloth, newborn outfit, snowsuit, bib, bottles or nursing items, teddy/toy, headbands (for little girls), sweaters, hats, socks/booties/shoes depending on sizes and weather, sleepers and several outfits in sizes 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. (That lovely blanket in the background is the warm one.)

I pack all of that (or something similar, running off of donations means I have no control over what I'm given), plus a thermometer and info sheet into a paper box. I have to tape them closed!

This is the sheet on top, where I mark any info I need to get it to the right person. Each Mama is given a number to keep things confidential.

And there you have it! Everything you need to get you started with a new baby. I love thinking about how much fun these must be to unpack!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to Sweet Baby Starter Kits! :)

Excuse the mess, we've just set up house. You must be wondering what this is all about. I read an article awhile ago about how the Finnish government gives out boxes of baby essentials to any expecting parent who would like one and was inspired. It's just such an amazing way to make sure that every baby starts life with everything they need. (There is a link with more details on the Finnish boxes on the "What Are Sweet Baby Starter Kits Page" above, as well as more information about what is in mine.)

My versions are a bit humbler, with mostly good quality used items in them and targeting the Guelph, Ontario area. Instead of the government supplying the items, I have been collecting donations from local parents. My goal is to someday be able to give every baby in Guelph an equal start in life. Care to join me?