We will be joining the Fife baby and toddler show again for their family dun day at Carnegie conference centre, Dunfermline on Sunday 25th May from 10am - 2pm. There will be face painting, bouncy castles, sports and more, fun for all the family :)
We have been busy making lots of new stock for the day, here's a sneak peek of some of them so pop by our stall on the day if you'd like to get your hands on any of them. We will also be taking personalised/custom orders on the day or order now and you can collect it from our stall and save on postage.
The Ikea stools and little lack table cost us £15 for all three, a bargain I thought and we had plenty fabric and ribbon to make the covers without having to buy anything for them :)
The original had the toadstools as very puffy cushions but I wanted something that was more of a cover for the stool than cushions as I figure they will be getting lots of use and would only end up getting flattened anyway plus this way they can very easily be taken off and washed so any little accidents at snack or craft time can easily be cleaned up :)
I used my dining plates as a pattern to create the cover as they were the correct size and sewed on some little white spots and cute wee green ribbon ties to attach them to the stools and then stuffed them with a thin wadding which I quilted in place around the spots to make sure it didn't shift when they inevitably do need washing.
I absolutely love how they turned out and they look so cute in Emmie's wee room.
You could make these little stools into anything, I'm thinking monster faces, or even a ladybug would be very cute. Lorna has made one for Noah that looks like the cookie monster munching a cookie, very cute indeed.
Matching blankets for brothers - Doggy bandana (made to look like the little ones own dog)
Robots burp cloth set - Blue patchwork bandana - Superhero cape - Lion bib - Personalised bus bib
Its Baby Doodahs 1st birthday this week, To celebrate, and as a thank you to all of you for supporting us over the last year, we are giving you the chance to win your choice of blanket, bunting, t-shirt or a bib gift set. All the information you need to enter is over on our facebook page and we will be announcing the winner on Monday 7th April. Good luck and a massive thank you to everyone :)
We had a fantastic time at the Kingsgate Baby and Toddler show this weekend. A massive thank you to everyone who came and said hello or bought something from us, we had to go home on the Friday night and make more stock for the Saturday as we sold out of boys bandanas on Friday :) Here's a pic of our stall with some of the new products we took along on the day, the blankets seemed to be a real favourite so we will be taking them to more of our upcoming events this year.
Jungle animlas burp cloth set - Another campervan gift set this time in blues -Flower bandana
1st birthday gift set with heart balloons and fluffy clouds - Lion bib - Space themed gift set
A new take on our popular aeroplane bandana, but with a car instead
Have been meaning to share this for a while but only just getting round to it now. Before Christmas I swapped the sewing machine for a saw and a paint brush to make this little kitchen for Emmie's Christmas present. I had spent months trawling Pinterest for ideas of how best to turn the £5 charity shop bedside unit I had into the cutest little kitchen for her and I combined all the best ideas I found, as well as a few of my own, to come up with this.
We started by cutting a hole in the top of the unit for the sink and tap and then measured the back of the unit to cut a piece of wood for the back board. We had some old mdf left over from a previous project that just about fitted perfectly and gave us a little extra to make the wee shelf and supports which, glued and nailed in place I think finished the whole thing off just nicely.
The hob and oven handles were bought from Ikea and the hobs them selves were made by cutting circles out of an ikea placemat which was conveniently in the sale for £1. I wanted to keep the whole project as cheap as we could and reuse as much as possible too so the tap was one we had left over form doing a bathroom remodel in our old flat a few years ago. The sink is a bowl borrowed from granny, I love that I used to use this when baking as a child and now it has a new home as something fun for Emmie. We painted the whole thing in the left over paint from our kitchen as I just love the colour and the basket and frame for her chalkboard were ones that we had already too :)
I managed to find the lovely wooden toaster and jam set on ebay for very little after a few weeks of searching and the pots we bought from Amazon with a gift voucher we had found completely forgotten about at the bottom of our drawer so it kind of felt like they were free too. The one thing I knew I wanted to splash out on though was the felt play food bought from a fellow work at home mum over at mummy made it me. They really are as lovely as they looked on her website and I love that it is also supporting another mummy's little business.
And here is my little munchkin enjoying it on Christmas morning. She loved it and I can see her spending many happy hours playing with it for years to come. I cant recommend highly enough popping down to your local charity shop for a bedside unit and giving it a shot, one day Emmie will be so pleased to have something that Mummy and Daddy made especially for her :)
Blue patchwork robot bandana - Rose themed bib for a little girl called Rosie - Seaside mobile
Our first Baby Doodahs gift vouchers went out this month, Exciting :) - Ladybug 1st birthday bib
Another new take on our ever popular little heart bandana - Pink patchwork bib
We are delighted to now be able to offer Baby Doodahs gift vouchers. These can be purchased in any value you would like
Girls bunting with little hearts - Blue hat - Noah's ark bib - Tartan campervan gift set
Rockets and robots burp cloth set - Little heart bib - Aeroplane bib as part of a gift set
Jack Frost inspired bandana - One of many stockings that went out in time for Santa - Santa sleigh bib
Heart balloons bib - Christmas robin bib - Loved this blanket going out to a very special little girl
Monster bib chosen by our 300 likes facebook giveaway winner
Well that is all the Christmas orders finished and in the post, there was a point where I thought we would never make it but we would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all of our customers for allowing us to make something special for your little ones Christmas' and for supporting us this year. We are looking forward to a well earned break to celebrate the festive period with our family and will be back to the sewing machines in the new year with lots of exciting things coming up for Baby Doodahs including our first birthday in April. Here's the bib we made for Emmie's stocking to get everyone in the Christmas spirit xx
Here is a pic of what Caro, the winner of our giveaway on facebook to celebrate 300 likes, chose as her prize. We had made this bib in blues and reds previously but I love how it turned out for a little girl. Thank you to everyone who shared and liked our page for this giveaway, helping us to smash through the 300 likes in super quick time. Watch out for us reaching 500 likes and we may have to have another little celebration then :)
Another name blanket - The first of the christmas orders going out this month - Christmas tree bandana
Snowman bib made girly and with lots of sparkly thread as per request :) - Several reindeer bandanas
Giraffe initial bib - Patchwork gift set - Personalised driving instructor themed mobile
We have just reached 300 likes on our Facebook page and to celebrate and to thank everyone for supporting us we are running a little giveaway. Pop over and enter and you could win some lovely Baby Doodahs items :)
We have been working hard on some new products to add to our range and here is the first of them. We can make bunting in any colours/fabrics with your little ones name. Prices will be £3 per letter or design flag and £1 for a plain flag.
We had 2 Noah's ark bibs going out this month - Pink and white star personlaised mobile - Doggy bandana
We love how this name blanket turned out and a bib to match it - Pink hat - Panda bandana
We had a great time at the Kingsgate for the Baby and Toddler show again. We took a load of orders ready for Christmas and our burp cloths were selling well too :) Emmie and Noah popped up to visit us on the Saturday and had a great time playing at the Doodle and Splat stand with Pamela. We have them been taking them to their classes for the last couple of terms and they love it, its a brilliant chance for them to get all messy and creative and play with paints and water without us Mummies having to clean it up after them. If you fancy taking your little ones along we would highly recommend getting in touch with Pamela :)
Baby Doodahs will be joining the Fife Baby & Toddler show for their 2 day show on Friday and Saturday in the Kingsgate Centre, Dunfermline. Come along and say hi, we will be taking custom orders as well as having these new designs available to buy on the day.
It was Lorna's wedding this weekend and she had kindly decided that as Noah needed a kilt that I would make one for him, Yay. I did a deal of searching online for a helpful tutorial or anything that might give me a clue on how to make a baby kilt to absolutely no avail :( In the end I resorted to getting my husbands kilt out and laying it out across the floor to have a good look at how it was all sewn together.
The fabric we got from our local fabric shop, in theory it should have been made from proper tartan but it would have been far too heavy for Noah to comfortably wear all day and also too expensive too but there are plenty of cheaper, lighter weight alternatives out there that still give the look you would want for a kilt. Lorna wanted a grey colour as that's what Daddy and Grandad would be wearing on the day and we found some no problem at all.
The hardest bit was deciding what length of material I would need to make it fit around Noah's waist once all the pleats were in. I ended up just sort of hoping that the width of the fabric would be enough and then measured how long we needed it to be. A kilt at the correct length should just sit on the floor when you kneel down in it, hmm good theory but try get an 11 month old baby to kneel on the floor whilst you hold up some material to get the right length, not very easy hehe, so I ended up cutting the fabric much longer than I needed so that I could adjust the length once all the pleats were in and this turned out to be a really easy way of doing it :)
The tartan we had chosen was really easy to match the pattern up when folding the pleats and I folded and pinned each one in place and then hand sewed them all in place both front and back so that you couldn't see any of the stitching just as it would have been on a proper kilt. It was time consuming but I actually really enjoyed doing it. Once all the pleats were in we tried it on Noah a few times until we were happy we had the correct length then trimmed and turned over the waist band and added the finishing touches of a frayed edge to the front and the little buckles.
I think it turned out really well, Lorna bought him a little wasitcoat, kilt shoes and a sporran to go with it and Noah looked so cute on the day. Can you see his little cravat that I modified out of one of the adults ones to make it match in with all the wedding parties ties and his wee flashes made from ribbon :)
Woodland themed mobile - It wasnt me & It was him bandanas, these were ordered after someone saw Noah and Emmie wearing theirs, how cool is that :) - Construction themed birthday bib
Girly Noah's ark bib - Woodland themed placemat to go with the mobile, we also did a bib to match
Fire engine bib for a baby shower present
This week we have been working on a rather special little boys 1st birthday bib ready for his big day next week. When Noah was a newborn he used to keep one eye open when he slept so his mummy and daddy nicknamed him their little pirate so it was a very easy decision when choosing a fabric and theme for his special birthday bib. We cant wait to celebrate the second of our little Baby Doodahs family turning 1 next week. Big Happy Birthday for next week Noah xx
Baby Doodahs family :)
We are Morvern and Lorna, 31 year old twin sisters and mummies to Emmie, Noah (both 3), Noah's little sister Gorgie (1) and the latest addition to the gang, Emmie's wee sister Maisie :)