A Baby Gift (Bread) Basket

My photo(s) for today involve a baby girl present, and the beautiful baby I delivered it to this morning.

First the gift.

As this new little baby is a second child in this family, but first girl, I know I wanted to give something along a pink theme, but also something quite practical. I decided to make up a gift basket of useful little pink things (we don’t have baby showers here, where that sort of thing would be given).

I wanted to be a bit more creative about what to put the items into, not a gift bag, but something which could be re-used. I went in search of a basket – and found exactly what I was looking for – a BREAD basket (in pink gingham).

Here is how it all looked together. It contained baby wash, socks, cute top, pink baby food containers with lids, and a very cute door sign (not practical, but it matched the pink gingham on the basket!),

I have never before purchased a bread basket for a baby, but I think I definitely will again. Her Mum will be able to use it in the nursery for now, it may hold her princess dolls as she grows older, then her make-up…..and maybe one day….even bread!

And now here is the gorgeous wee girl herself. She stayed asleep the entire time, despite my photo-taking!

Today I also want to share what I learned this week (Musings of a Housewife has a blog carnival on every Tuesday, pop over for a visit).

I mistakenly thought that the most embarrassing thing EVER would be to take a self-portrait and put it on my blog……I was wrong.

What is MUCH WORSE is reading all those lovely comments while cringing and peaking at my screen through my hands covering my face. I want to thank you for your kind words, but now I need to learn how to accept a compliment without wanting to hide – any ideas? I have always hated being the centre of attention, not even the centre, just on anyones’ radar!

I see Shannon will no longer be hosting What Works For Me Wednesday, so as a last farewell, I will link this baby bread basket idea to her carnival this week.

But have no fear because another of my favourite bloggers We Are That Family will be taking over. Thanks Shannon for all your hard work, and for ensuring this wonderful source of ideas will continue in safe hands.
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  1. such a great idea with the bread-basket and you arranged it perfect. I have to remember because I will be in need of something pink soon. thanks for sharing!
    off to checkout the blogs you linked! have a great day!

  2. Such a lovely gift – the pink is so pretty!

    And I scrolled down to your self-portrait – it is very nice! Don’t be embarrassed! 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. Now that is a great idea for a baby gift. I love that. I didn’t know it was called a bread basket thought. TFS

  4. Hi JanMary,

    Beautiful gift! A bread basket is such a good idea. And the picture you took of that sweet baby is precious too.

  5. Great gift. I’m looking for a baby boy gift and this it their first so this would be a perfect gift. Sometimes as a new mom you don’t know what you’ll need and it takes someone with kids to help you.

  6. Very cute basket! I am sad to hear about works for me wed. I never played along but read a lot of them!

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog. You did a good job on your self portrait. The baby basket is absolutely adorable. I’m sure the mom loved it.

  8. oh my .. what a precious little girl amd a fantastic present idea!

    And yes, yesterdays photos was fantastic, but I too hate being in front of that camera .. ugh!

  9. Oh — I’m so glad I found your blog! I’ve really enjoyed reading it this evening. That baby basket is just adorable, as is that sweet little girl too!

  10. I feel the same way about compliments, they are much easier to pay than receive! But what it makes me think is its because we are always so hard on ourselves. Perhaps if we could see ourselves through other’s eyes it would be easier to accept.

    What a terrific, sweet and thoughtful gift and … awww! What a darling.

  11. omgosh, she is just beautiful. and I love that idea of a bread basket! Total cuteness.

  12. The baby picture is very cute, also the gift basket if nice to, hope you have something also for baby furniture

  13. great information, thanks for sharing it.
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