BonLook has launched a stylish kids collection of sunglasses in collaboration with Bleu Bird and Love Taza. These stylish sunnies come in classic and fun styles like they popped off the runway and shrank down into little mini me versions. Each pair of sunnies are only $39.
When I first started knitting around 12 years ago, one of the things I loved to knit was baby projects. I thought of them as great gifts but that they were very small and fast projects I could use to practice knitting, learn new stitches, and try out different kinds of yarn. It's fun to think back on all the baby gifts I knit for my friend's babies. These were the days way before Ravelry so I never thought to take pictures of all my completed projects. It has been even more special these last few years to knit projects for my little girl and show her now the things I've made for her when she was just a baby.
Bernat yarns celebrates all things baby this month with some new stylish knit fashions for babies and toddlers. From knit leg warmer to crochet cardigans, little ones will be oh so cute, while you get to practice your knit and purl stitches or double crochet.
One tip: if you are just starting out, don't try and tackle a large baby blanket. As easy as it is with it's simple garter stitch, it will be tedious. I have seen many a newbie knitter get discouraged because it shows uneven knitting more clearly and they aren't sure how to fix mistakes and have gotten to far down the road to "start over". Baby blankets are fun to knit but wait until you have at least a few knitting projects under your belt first.
Personally, I like starting small with socks or a hat because they are instant gratification pieces and will allow you no pressure time to finish. These knit socks pictured above are fun to knit with the added touch false intarsia. This yarn does the color change for you and will make you look like a knitting pro when you give these bagy socks as gifts. The pattern features Bernat Baby Jacquards Yarn (acrylic, machine wash and dry).
For this month only, shop online and buy 4 balls of yarn and get 1 free with the promo code: BERNATBABY. (Promo expires August 31, 2012)
Here are more of my favorite knitting and crochet patterns for Bernat Baby Month that super stylish and are fast to make. Sign up on the Bernat site for access to all of these free patterns.
One of my favorite designers, Joy Deangdeelert Cho of Oh Joy! has recently branched out from the paper world to baby clothes, thanks to being a new mom herself. Her limited edition line of baby clothes is available exclusively at Winter Water Factory. This little gold and grey short sleeve baby dress ($44 at Winter Water Factory) reminds me of the notebook I had used a few years ago. (See her paper goods here.) It would look so adorable on a baby girl. The dress also comes in fuchsia.
You can also choose the summer romper ($36 at Winter Water Factory) in slate blue or white/gray. All of the clothing comes in sizes 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months.
You may remember my post awhile back on adorable handmade tutus you can buy. Well now, on CRAFT you can learn how to sew up a tutu for a little girl. Brookelynn did a wonderful job creating a sparkly pink tutu for my little Chloe and as you can see, Chloe loves it!
Here's a sweet shot of Chloe modeling her new tutu on our stairs
Now that spring is here it's more important than ever to keep your babies and toddlers protected from the sun. Mini Boden has some cute hats for kids like this Fisherman's Hat for boys (in 3 different prints, $20) and this Printed Reversible Hat for girls (also in pink, $20).
Bath time is always a fun time in our household but as Chloe's a walker and a runner, sometimes just a towel around her doesn't cut it. I'm thinking of getting her one of these Dwell Studio cozy bath wraps ($68, Sizes 2T-4T). Choose from Paper Dolls Petal, Sparrow Lilac, Dots Chocolate, and Transportation Multi (picture below).
Carter's is the best brand for baby or toddler staples such as PJ's, onesies, tees, and pants. Their clothes have weathered the storm of many a barf fest or diaper explosion. Now you can shop online and get free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Pick up this Monkey 4-Piece Gown Set ($15) for boys or this Blue Tutu Dress-Up Glitter PJ's ($13) for girls.
The new Stella McCartney for GapKids collection for spring is available in stores and online. The collection features nautical inspired looks, bold prints, as well as my favorite, the soft crochet-trimed pieces for girls. Take a peek with the Lookbook or check out some of my favorites below.
The collection comes in sizes for babies, toddlers and boys/girls. I've linked to the toddler sizes below.
AppleSauce Designs creates one of a kind vintage-inspired clothing for kids by sisters, Elizabeth and Monica Buenrostro. I love The Simone Dress ($50 at AppleSauce's Etsy Shop) for it's beautiful shade of lavender but you could get this dress shape made in a custom order! The same goes for The Siouxie Dress ($52 at AppleSauce's Etsy Shop) pictured below. Just let her know what color scheme you'd like and there's only a two week turn around time.