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Fabric Baby Doll Basket…plus 3 patterns to GIVE AWAY!! {{Edited: CLOSED}}

Each time I have had a baby, it’s been a little tradition of ours for the baby to give gifts to our other kids.  You know, so they feel special too.  It has made a huge difference.  Because when everyone fusses over the new baby being born, they have something new and special to captivate their attention.  Plus, they can show off their new gift to visitors, as if it’s just as cool as their new baby sibling.

When little Oliver was born last summer, the tradition continued.  He gave Connor a Lego set and each of the girls an infant baby doll.  (We found the baby dolls HERE.)  They were THRILLED!  (And Connor even asked how Oliver already knew he liked Legos.  Uhhhhh, mommy helped him??? Ha.)  However, I had every intention of making those little boy baby dolls their very own baby carriers.  I even had the fabric cut out and everything.  But time slipped from me and I probably chose extra naps right before Oliver was born, rather than finishing them up.  Darn.  However, I recently picked up the pieces again and sewed each of the girls their carriers for their baby boy dolls…and they were SO excited they were done!  They now carry them all over the house, filled with dollies, animals, blankets, bottles — EVERYTHING!  They are a huge hit around this house.

Some of you probably recognize the shape and size of this little carrier……because yep, it’s the Baby Doll Basket Pattern created by Dana from MADE.  And let me tell you, it is fantastic!  I contacted Dana and told her how excited I was to put it together for my girls……and that sweet thing told me I could give a few of the patterns away to some of you guys…for FREE!  Love that Dana!

 

I actually finished them a few weeks ago while Elli and Connor were at school and Oliver was napping.  Chloe sat right by my side at the sewing machine until they were done.  Once the last seam was stitched, she sped off to find the infant baby dolls….and just played and played “mommy” all day long.

 

These little baskets are padded and super sturdy and came together pretty quickly, after the cutting was done.  (Isn’t cutting the worst with any project??  I always wish I could magically have everything cut the moment I dream up the project.)

 

And since Elli was still at school, I told Chloe she could play with both and then decide which color she liked better and then choose that one.  (Hey, there’s perks to staying home with mom during the day. ;) )

But eventually decided that she wanted the green one.  And without evening knowing I was watching, began loving on her little baby, as if he was absolutely real.

 

And even patted and “shushed” him when he cried.

 

Then put him back in his little carrier to rest…

 

Chloe is very much a little nurturer.  She loves pretending to be a mommy…..and the carrier makes it all the more realistic! :)

And after I turned my back, thinking she was settled on just playing with the the green baby basket, Chloe grabbed the blue one and loved on both babies all over again.  Because hey, that means that she has 2 captive audience members instead of just 1. Go on girl, keep those babies entertained! :)

***Aren’t those little baby dolls so life-like?!?!  We bought them HERE!

 

Such a fun pattern to sew.  And even more fun to let your little ones enjoy!

MORE INFO on the Baby Doll Basket Pattern HERE

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And yes, the fun part — 3 of you can win your own PDF pattern for FREE!

!!!!!!!!!GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!!!!!!

To Enter:

  • Leave a comment, telling me for who you’d like to make this Baby Doll Basket.
  • Be sure and leave your email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. (Don’t worry, no one else can see it but me.)
  • Anyone can enter, from any country, and any age. :)
  • That’s it!

***Giveaway closes February 22nd, 2015 (11:59 p.m. MST)

 

Good luck!  And thanks again DANA! :)

-Ashley

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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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Comments

  1. Lucy Sharkey says:

    I’m so excited to give this a try. My 2 1/2 year old grand daughter will absolutely love this and it will get me back to the sewing that I used to so so much. Can’t wait to see the little mommy in action. Her birthday coming up in May!

  2. Jo says:

    wow! These are amazing! I remember having a similar one when i was young! I’d make one for my sister who still loves to play mommy, and then for my niece! Thank you for the offer!

  3. Munsa says:

    Ohhh si cute! I love this basket i am from Barcelona (Spain) and die i don’t have daughters i should chose once of my best friends daughters, Julia, Carlota, Aroa, Anna, Lucía, Inés… I am not sure maybe once for each!!!
    Thanks

  4. floriana says:

    Sono diventata nonna da soli due anni di una tenera bimba di nome Francesca, mi piacerebbe poter cucire qualcosa per lei.Questi baby dopo basket sono bellissimi. Grazie e buon lavoro. Floriana.

  5. isa800 says:

    Hello ,

    I’m french and my english is not good .Excuse me please . I like this baby doll basket to the Chérie doll to my granddaughter and I “want ‘ this pattern please.
    Thank you.
    Cordially.
    Isabelle

  6. Alana says:

    I have one daughter, Lily Jo, who will be three in a few days and another girl due April 7th, Quinn. I was thinking about getting Lily Jo a gift for when her little sister comes and this would be perfect! Great idea of saying that the gift is from the new baby ;)

  7. Lisa says:

    I would make this for my daughter. She loves dolls and stuffies and would ADORE this.

  8. NicoleMC says:

    I would make the basket for my 5yo! Her doll gets carried around in her backpack. I think she would like to have a doll basket. :)

  9. Maria says:

    I will love this for my granddaugters I have 9 grand kids and 6 are girls and that will be the perfect gift for them something they can have made from grandma.Thank you for the oportunity you give us to get this pattern.

  10. Eva says:

    hi! Tank for this opportunity! I Was looking so long for a carrier pattern like this! I have a 3years old little girl that could love so much this carrier! Maybe i Will win!!! Eva

  11. Janie says:

    Good Evening Ashley & Dana,
    How are you? I was wondering where will you post the winners of this co test? Also when? I can’t seem tofind them anywhere.

    Thank you,
    Janie

  12. Lucinda C says:

    My two girls (2 and 4) would love these for their babies. My mum gave me a sewing machine for Christmas and I’m making my girls capes. This baby carrier is so going to be project number 2!

  13. Deana Britt says:

    my girls Ava and Lila and my niece Harlee

  14. Deri Conder says:

    i love making doll clothes for my future grandchildren. This carrier would be the bomb to go with the clothes.

  15. Tamie Powell says:

    Darn I just found you blog! I have granddaughters who would love these. so I am too late for the drewing but can you tell me where to find the pattern??

  16. Ana says:

    My 3.5 y.o. dd would love this for her babies!

  17. Tânia Mendonça says:

    Hello. I like to win for my daughter (3 years old), and for my nice… and all girls friends of my boy, its a great gift.
    Thanks for this gift :)

    1. Tânia Mendonça says:

      Niece…
      Sorry my English is not very good ;)

  18. Ashley McNeill says:

    I read both of your blogs and love your patterns and ideas! I would make theses for lots of little girls!! Mine and my nieces!! thanks and keep sharing!

    ashley

  19. Jenny O'Gara says:

    I would LOVE to make this baby doll basket for my daughter who loves her baby dolls and tries to use her car seat to put her baby in!

  20. Hannah says:

    Whew! I am so glad I mad it in time! (just barely). I have been DYING to make this for my 2 year old daughter. She just got a new baby sister a few months ago and she LOOOOVES to play mommy and baby with her dollies. I also was hoping to make one for my daughter’s best friend for her birthday. Please choose me! I LOVE Dana’s blog and have used her tutorials to make awesome stuff in my baby’s nursery. So grateful.

    1. Hannah says:

      wait!!! 11:59 MST is right now!!!

  21. Sarah M says:

    I’ve been wanting this pattern since I first spied it over on MADE! Such a fun addition to any little girl’s imaginary play time!

  22. Sharee says:

    My daughter has one of those exact babies! She has been tucking it her own bed since it doesn’t have a bed of it’s own. Unless I make one for it.

  23. Marisa says:

    I have been obsessed with this pattern since the day it came out. I even bought the fabric for it, blip ut never got around to purchasing the actual pattern. We are expecting our third little girl and I can assure you, that carrier would get well used by three girls 4 and under! My daughters would be so thrilled if I made them each one–from the babe!

  24. Jennifer says:

    I would love to make these for four of my kiddos! My girls would love these as would by 1 year old son who loves to pack around his baby.

  25. Caroline says:

    I’d make it for my daughter! love this!

  26. April says:

    Oh my word these are just tooooo cute!!!!! I would love to make some of them….I have lots of little girls who would just love them…..I have a great neice who lives in Egland she had a cradle but had to leave it here in the states, this would be perfect for her because it could be shipped….and then my pastor has 3 little girls and these would be great for them also because they travel….thank u so much for considering me for the free pattern!!! Can’t wai see if I won!!

  27. Janie says:

    That has to be the most darling baby doll basket. Precious. My son and and my now 5 yr old grand daughters mother had a mess split up. I will get to see her soon after not seeing her for almost 2 1/2 years. When I last saw her she loved to take care of her baby doll. Wouldn’t she just love to have that little basket to put her baby to bed? She would be over the moon. She could carry her on her walks and out to dinner and that would please her.
    Thank you both,

  28. Kristi S says:

    These are super cute! I would love to make them for my three girls – four-year-old twins and my youngest who is actually 16 months today – and honestly, my son would get one, too. He is the oldest and wouldn’t admit it outside of this house, but he is quite the nurturer, too, and would love this for his “brother” tiger

  29. Trish Beard says:

    I would love to make one for my granddaughter

  30. Lynne Tilley says:

    I love this pattern. My granddaughter would adore it. And that baby doll. Where/what kind of doll is that?? So real. I’d love to get her that doll ! Thanks for the chance on the giveaway!

  31. Anita Jackson says:

    What a beautiful idea. I am 72 years old and am raising my two great grand daughters, one just turned 7 yrs, and the little one will be 3 on the 28th of this month. I thank God for giving me the strength to raise these angels. It is just them and myself, so I try to do everything I can to raise them like I was raised. Right now, the little one carries her baby in an old purse to her “Sunday School”, They just love her to pieces. I have been sewing for 50+ years and still do weekly.
    I would love to have the free pattern so I can do this for them. I live on Social Security, and the pattern would help out, plus the girls will love it to pieces. Thank you and God Bless.

  32. Sara Larsen says:

    I would make one for my niece and daughter.

  33. Jackie says:

    I would love this pattern so I could make one for my reborn Sophia. I would also make one for my grandaughters baby to match :) xx

  34. Cristi says:

    For my 2 girlies. They would love it! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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