it’s official, the Noodlehead divided basket pattern is my new go-to baby gift. i made it once for a baby girl (who is set to arrive any day now), and this one for a baby boy!
(bongo not included)
it’s for our out-of-town friends Lee & Erin, who welcomed their second little guy in March. he’s a super sweet and adorable little redheaded fella; we got to go meet him the other weekend. he inherited his big brother’s nursery, with gray walls and a bit of a whale/nautical theme, so i played off that and added some brighter colors in there too for his basket.
the moons are heather ross, used most notably here, the binding is kona olive, the blue/gray faux bois faric is from camp modern by jay-cyn designs for birch fabrics (available here, though i got mine at bolt) and the lining fabric is also by jay-cyn designs, from storybook II (available here, though mine was sent to me by Jess).
if you go check out the divided basket pattern, you’ll see a very similar pieced front pocket. because i’m a big ol’ copycat.
anyway, once again, i LOVED sewing this basket. it’s a super fun project – it feels like you’re doing a bunch of different techniques and the finishes are all clean and logical, not stressful, so it’s just a joy. pretty quick, too. only problem was i ran out of interfacing, so i spray-basted some ikea canvas to the back outer panel for structure – it worked! (thanks for the idea, Jess)
i still haven’t made one of these to keep yet. i keep making them, loving them, and giving them away!
but the babies need them.
so this is a tiny peek at O’s room – Erin painted this elephant for Em’s nursery before she was born so i figured it was an appropriate backdrop. she put her spin on one we found at a baby decor store.
quick side notes: did you know you can now order heather ross’s older out-of-print designs on spoonflower? and has anyone put in a pre-order for briar rose? i’m kind of drooling all over it – it’s so sweet and summery!
come back for a fun blog-related announcement tomorrow!
16 thoughts on “divided basket for a baby boy”
I have preordered Heather Ross’s Briar Rose, and will be posting them soon on my site. I’m so excited!! I’ll be stocking the knit fabrics as well! Hooray!
the knits are what i’m SUPER excited about. Em would adore a strawberry nightgown!
I am sooo in love with Briar Rose too, but did not preorder any…Laura (craftstorming) told me about Heather Ross at Spoonflower, yay!! And, I’ve got some of her racecars on order for a pair of jammies for Henry’s upcoming birthday. I love your divided basket! And you know what they say “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” 😉 Also, “Little Blue Truck” is one of our favorites around here! 🙂
I love your fabric choices and the fact that Bongo made an appearance! Good to see he is still arounds. 🙂 How fun to have creativity-swaps with a friend…so cool.
I made two of these baskets for Teacher Appreciation and already know I’m making two more for new little babies. It is fun and pretty quick to sew once all the pieces are cut out and ironed together. I love making them!
i must say, those moons are made for this pattern. great basket, great gift! and yes, the briar rose strawberry knit is a must have!
wohoo, fist pump for the basket! And yes, I pre-ordered briar rose, oh yes I did. It’s almost shamful how much but I’m madly in love. 🙂
This bag is adorable! It’s functional, but also can be room decor.
kristin this is so awesome! what a great friend you are! and you and your kona olive! it’s your trademark! 😉 love all around!
Yes, great gift indeed! Love your color palette! Got three besties due in the fall- thanks for the idea! -Caroline
It’s super cute! You definitely need to make one for yourself very soon!
I STILL need to make one! I have the pattern…and OODLES of spare time, why can’t I get around to it? lol…but seriously. you pick out the best fabric combos. And I love the idea of filling it with cute little books and useful baby items. It’s the perfect gift!
love the faux bois print! awesome basket 🙂
What a beautiful basket, and great fabric choices! I would imagine that any mom would be over-the-top excited to receive such an awesome gift as this!
This is so so cute!!
this is totally a great baby gift! It will look great in a gray, nautical room