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 Color Trends: Ice Ice Baby

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Ice Ice Baby

I’m a color person. Everything I wear, any room I decorate, every new project I work on revolves around color. Earlier this year I was reading an article on WeConnectFashion.com, which was about some of the fashion and color trends seen on the runways for this fall. I was looking for a couple of new colors that work well with jeans. We are pretty casual here in Vermont, jeans are worn by many at work and it’s cold here so my Polartec® fleece line is a valued addition to the wardrobe.

Among the new colors this year were pale blues, and lighter teals. As crazy at it might sound I often buy fabrics because I like the name of the color: Ice Blue and Mermaid were two colors that I couldn’t resist and they fit what I was looking for my winter line-up at boysenberry.

The Mermaid inspired me to play a little.  It is a much more vibrant and less sophisticated color then the blue that lends itself to baby clothes and funky color combinations. I love green and purple together and went to town with this mix. Mermaid Bunting These make me feel happy and wish I had a baby to give a gift to. Also, looks great with jeans & my ever favorite, black.

The first time I was working with the Ice Blue fleece, I got the song Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice stuck in my head. Now it starts up every time I even think about this color. I know it’s a silly song that makes no sense, written sometime around 1990. Vanilla Ice is still making hay with this song and he was on the Today Show this Halloween singing it. It’s one of those songs that you hear on a regular basic. I also have a certain fondness for this song because my daughters dragged me kicking and screaming to see 13 Going on 30 several years ago, which I was shocked to find really funny and there is a scene where the song is played. We still watch it together from time to time when we are in the mood for a brainless chick-flick.

So with Ice Ice Baby playing in your head…imagine a cool pastel blue fabric with a sort of silvery undertone. (I know that description make it kind of sound like wine, but that’s how I am about color). It looks smashing with denim. My first products in this color are available now: Ice Blue Vest , Baby Bunting, Women’s Hat

While I was working on this post my teen-age daughter and her boyfriend stopped by my store to catch me playing Ice Ice Baby at top volume. The boyfriend was shocked and appalled that I would even know that such a song existed although the song was written something like 10 years before he was born. I started singing & dancing just to get on their nerves. There was a lot of eye rolling and head in the hands drama from the kids. He said he wasn’t embarrassed for me, his mom is worse. I think he doesn’t realize yet that the adults in his life were teenager once too. My Chloe took it all in stride, she’s used to me.

Tonight at dinner we were talking about Winter Ball, the social event of the high school every January. I’m making her dress, which I think is awesome especially since my older daughter, (although she was happy to let me make some amazing Halloween costumes), would never let me make her fancy dresses. Chloe is worrying about it being ready on time and wanting me to get started on it even though the dance is not until after Christmas. I told her I’d get right on it and then a light bulb went off in my head and I realized the color she has picked for the dress is, well ice blue…so I whispered to her “Ice Ice Baby”

Peace, Beth

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