When Baby D was born I was given a really beautiful present of a handmade, personalised Keepsake Pouch to put first outfit, shoes etc in to look back on in years to come. I filled it with all sorts of bits and bobs including Baby D’s ankle tag from hospital, newspaper from the day she was born, first hat and first photos. It’s like a little time capsule to show Baby D when she’s older and for me and hubby to reminisce in the future. It was made by my amazingly talented seamstress friend Catherine of Dotty Owl.
Dotty Owl hand sews all sorts of gorgeous items for children and babies from dressing up costumes to tote bags (these are extra lovely as you can design your own lining - using children’s drawings!) They are just too cute. I have truly never seen such exquisite, neat sewing and such beautiful original designs. They really are special.
|Super hero costumes|
|Tote bags - check out the inside pocket design!|
I don’t know about you but choosing a special gift for a new mum and/or dad can be a bit tricky sometimes. Two items I particularly like are the Keepsake Pouches and Keepsake Cushions - they would make excellent gifts for new parents.
You can keep up to date with Dotty Owl’s new creations on her website & blog, by visiting her Facebook and Twitter pages and visiting her new Folksy shop.