Gifts for Babies
Welcome to my Holiday Gift Guide!
Whether you want to get clothing or books, babies are on just about everyone's list. Children, (Great) Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, students, cousins, all of us started out as babies.
Babies need clothing and have books read to them. They like toys and music and art. Stuffed animals and dolls are also standard gifts for babies.
But here are some unusual gifts for the baby in your life.
Compugraph Designs Spoonflower Site
Spoonflower is a place where a designer can design his/her own fabric. I have some designs on fabric there -- click on the picture to see all the fabric designs.
If you are sew, you can create a baby book using this fabric design. (As of December 15, 2011, this is not yet up for sale, but it should be very soon)
Spoonflower also has a weekly contest where you can vote for your favorite design.
Compugraph Designs Arts Now Site
"Arts Now" is another "Print on Demand" site. They have a nice collection of products, including the one pictured here (with the Cosmos design on it). Click on the picture to see the entire site.
Baby Products from Amazon
The Princess Who Wanted to be Beautiful
One of my first short stories, "The Princess Who Wanted to be Beautiful" started out as a bedtime story for the children of a close friend. I had been worrying about the "Disney Syndrome" whereby all the heroes are beautiful and all the ugly people are villains. This is a story about a princess who has heard that all princesses are beautiful and doesn't think she is beautiful. She decides to go to a wizard and ask him to make her beautiful but along the way she makes some friends and learns a lesson about herself.
The Gold Star
One of my short stories, "The Gold Star" is now available in illustrated form. The story is about a young boy named Shmuel who helps a poor man without the man knowing.