Winter Baby Gift Ideas

Welcome to the world winter baby!

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I love to see them all bundled up when all you can see is a sweet little pink face, big blue eyes and chubby cheeks peeking out among all winter baby wear. There is nothing sweeter then a baby and a baby in softy fleece is even better.

 

I’m a winter baby and I was thinking there must be ton information out there on the topic of winter baby so I searched around and of course there is no lack of info on the subject. I found an article on Lumosity.com that made me particularly happy about how winter babies are smarter than summer babies that sites a study that “found that winter babies (born in winter and spring) were on average both bigger and brighter than their summer (born in summer and fall) counterparts.” (See Article) I might also add that my mother has reminded me many times over the years that, (at a whopping 7 LBS 4OZ), I was her biggest baby. She never tells me that I’m the smart one but I think that it goes without saying. So while you are putting on all those winter warm up layers, just tell yourself it’s adding to the brain activity of baby.

 

Fleece Baby BuntingA specialty of boysenberry is clothing for a winter baby.
A winter baby can be particularly troubling for a new mom because of worries about the cold and I like to think I am helping to relieve some of this worry by offering warm cozy clothing as well as adding a unique flair and fun colorful choices for winter cheer. Buntings.
One of things I’m proud to say about boysenberry is each of my pieces is hand cut and sewn individually in the studio in the store and these days made in American clothing is a little hard to come by. I use only Polartec® fleece because of its incredible high quality, amazing choice of colors and, I’m so happy to say, it is also made in the USA. I probably shouldn’t say this but these are heirloom pieces for future babies. I know that the quality of the Polartec® Fleece is such that it can be passed down and still look great.

 

Blanket Hat and Blanket gift set Using this wonderful fabric I’ve created a line of warm, fun and, as always, colorful winter wear for babies. Our buntings, hats and blankets colors all coordinate with each other and use the same high quality fleece.
The Primary Colors gift set is a particularly good choice if you are giving a gift when the gender of the baby is yet unknown and a lot of parent prefer to dress the baby is clothing other then pink or blue. All our buntings, hats and blankets colors coordinate with each other and use the same high quality fleece. So mix and match and be sure that your choices will look great together!

Take joy in your winter gift of a new baby! and once again:

Welcome to the world winter baby!

Peace, Beth

 

 

 

 

Fleece hats in England #2

It is so cool to see our fleece hats in England and we are having a great time here in Vermont, reading Ira’s Trip log, and of course looking at his pics!


"Dear Beth,
We went to visit my mums family in Newcastle Upon
Tyne which is on the East Coast up towards Scotland. It took hours in the
car to get there (so they tell me) but I didn't mind as I slept the whole
way. Mum and dad took me to Tynemouth which is where they got married
ages ago (before I was born). We walked out along the causeway at the mouth
of the river Tyne. I looked at the waves of the north sea with my daddy.
We walked all the way out to the lighthouse at the end and I was very glad I had
 my penguin hat because it was windy and cold! Love IRA"

Looking Forward to a lovely Thanksgiving with the family and friends,

and hope you all have a wonderful time too.

Peace, Beth


  

Ira’s Fleece hats go to England

My Friend Ira has gone on a trip to England with his Mum and Dad. I miss him terrible but he is sending me letters and pictures of himself in his collection of boysenberry hats to share with you.

Dear Beth

I am having a lovely time here in England, everywhere we go there are

collections of people waiting to worship me and some of them look a little

bit like my mum and dad. I have got dad to attach some pictures of my fine

self as I explored this little island, I’ll talk you through them….

On the first day after we arrived we went by train (I like trains!) to

Shoreham By Sea which is on the south coast where my godfather took me to

a real English pub. Love Ira.

(No pix provided of Ira in Pub!)

I’ll keep you posted.

Peace, Beth

While Ira Sleeps in his Moses Basket

While my friend Ira was sleeping in his Moses Basket, (Hat by boysenberry), the other morning we started talking about  some of the issues that arise with a new baby in the house. OK so here’s the one we are wondering about: Dad is in the same room as the baby, (doing some adult activity), while mom is in another room, (doing another activity while Dad has agreed to minding the baby while she does said activity). The baby starts to cry, Dad continues with his activity. Mom, hearing the baby cry for a few minutes, goes and gets the baby which she must then immediately breast feed. Dad continues with his activity, Mom is aggravated and says so, after all Dad was supposed to be taking care of the baby so Mom could get something done),  but Dad doesn’t seem to understand why Mom is aggravated…I’m guessing that any of you with kids will get this but…the question we asked each other, IRA’s Mom & I, was why do father have a tendency to let the child care revert to Mothers when ever it is not so convenient for them, and why they don’t understand that this is not OK?
Please know that I am not trying to trash Ira’s Dad in anyway, we were just wondering where the disconnect is and beside blaming his mother, which didn’t seem fair, we couldn’t really solve the dilemma before Ira was ready for his next snack!
Your thoughts and comment on this subject are greatly needed!

We love our IRA here at boysenberry, he has lots of out fleece and makes a great model for it, so please check out the site!

Ira’s Fleecy elf suit

Ira’s, his Mum Siobhan, (she’s British and calls herself Mum, so I’m going with it), and I walk together mornings. Vermont mornings are getting a little nippy and she’s been wrapping him up in a blanket. He was a bit aggravated today with being wrapped and at eight weeks Siobhan thought it was time for a fleece bunting.

When they came to the store to pick one out, we had to take pictures.

We put a lot of suits on him because he’s so cute and such a good sport about being dressed. He giggled and cooed, kicked his feet and happily rubbed his face against the softy fleece.

The Penguin Elf Suit was his favorite. He looked right into the camera and smiled as if to say: this is the one ladies!

This style  Elf Bunting is on sale right now and there are only a few of them left as sadly the Polartec print is no longer available so if you want your Ira to look snazzy, be cozy,  smile and coo, you might want to order one.

Peace, Beth

Fleece Snowflake Hat on my new friend Ira

As I’m gearing up for the winter season, saying goodbye to summer and looking forward to the first snow, I was inspired to make a new group baby hats. This one is made from  beautiful navy fleece print from Polartec®. I love to play around with color but I decided to resist my usual style of contrasting 2 or 3 colors and keep this one simple, allowing the navy & white print speak for itself.

When we popped this new style on Ira he was so irresistibly adorable his mother had to stop us and kiss him about 700 times. We couldn’t choose one best shot so here are 4 of my new friend Ira modeling this fun and funky navy snowflake hat.  I wonder what he would be saying if he were able to speak for himself…

Peace, Beth

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Recycled fleece and Ira

Summer is over, the kids are back in school and it’s time for me to get cracking on new fleece for fall. I’m off to a good start with my new friend Ira. He was born on Bastille day a few weeks ago and his lovely Mum Siobhan has agreed to let us borrow him to model: and a what wonderful model he is! At Ira’s first photo shoot we took over 500 pictures and he was a smiling trooper though it all. He squiggled and cooed, looked right into the camera and snuggled into a few fleece outfits.

He especially loved our new recycled fleece elf bunting, his favorite being the Apple Green & Purple.
I am so excited to have found some  Polartec® fabrics made with fibers using recycling plastic bottles, mostly milk bottles I’m told. This fantastic fabric is the same quality that Polartec® is so well known for. I’m going crazy making up Buntings, Jackets & Pants, and more with these beautiful new colors. Ira & I will be keeping you posted on all the new frocks I’ll be making and his Mum tells me he has opinions about everything: he may just be our new fashion Guru.
Peace, Beth